Student and Alumni Spotlight

Matt Kamer ’95

Current Gig: Partner and Director of Public Relations, Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising & Public Relations

Previous Gigs: Deputy Director of Communications, Louisville Mayor’s Office, Senior Account Manager, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations

Internship while at Bellarmine: Corporate Communications intern, Brown-Forman Corp.

“Bellarmine’s emphasis on providing real-world experience helped prepare me for my career. The emphasis on being involved in the Concord, the internships, the team projects in the communications courses all were invaluable. It was a true accomplishment and life lesson to figure out how to manage my time to successfully meet all my responsibilities and deadlines.”

Find me online: // LinkedIn: Matt Kamer

Aimee Kuvadia ’11

Current Gig: Writer/Editor at RYOT and in Los Angeles, CA

Internship while at Bellarmine: The Voice-Tribune (newspaper writing and editing) and St. Francis High School (public relations and marketing intern)

“I really enjoyed my communication theory class with Dr. Ruth Wagoner. I had never before had the opportunity to explore the relation between philosophy and communication, which I found very interesting and applicable to real-world situations. Before Bellarmine, I didn’t know what I could achieve. Without the help of Bellarmine’s faculty, I probably wouldn’t be in graduate school right now. I was also proud of writing for The Concord. Seeing a byline with my name above stories I had written made me feel really good inside.”

Find me online: Twitter: @aimeekuvadia // Blog:

Kacy Durbin Noltemeyer ’06

Current Gig: Manager of Annual Giving, Hosparus

Previous Gigs: Development Coordinator, The Louisville Zoo

Internship while at Bellarmine: Event Marketing Intern, St. Jude Children’s Hospital

“There were a lot of communication classes at Bellarmine that helped to shape my career choice. The assistance landing internships helped to determine that I wanted to stay in the nonprofit field and the one-on-one support from professors was very encouraging along the way.”

Find me online: Facebook

Paige Wills ’12

Current Gig: Communication Manager at Signature Healthcare

Previous Gigs: Independent Blogger ( – blog about the paper industry), insurance customer service and marketing, receptionist

Internship while at Bellarmine: Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Kentucky Derby Museum, AT&T Morning Line Radio Show

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to work on the red carpet during the Kentucky Derby, fly to New York City on a private jet, or be flown to Washington D.C. to give a speech to CEOs and top-level management about my blog. I always knew Bellarmine University was the college for me. However, the School of Communication reinforced my decision and made my experience at Bellarmine great.”

Find me online: Facebook // Twitter: @pwills02 // LinkedIn: Paige Wills // Blog:

Dr. Hope Zoeller ’93

Current Gig: President and Founder, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC, a leadership development and business coaching firm

Previous Gigs: Learning & Development Supervisor, UPS (United Parcel Service)

“Bellarmine provided me with a strong foundational perspective on the best practices of communication. I’ve utilized this knowledge in my corporate and consultant roles to help move organizations forward.”

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