Bryanna Hampton: Alumni Success Story


In less than a year, Missouri Baptist University alumna Bryanna Hampton (’12) went from an editor for the university news publication, to an editor for the Kirkwood- Webster Groves Patch. Through communication classes, working for the campus Communications Studio, and assisting the launch of MBU’s student news publication, Timeline Online, Hampton learned valuable skills and knowledge that allowed her to find success as an editor for the Patch.

Training in public relations and journalism at MBU gave Hampton a well-rounded skill set proving to be essential as an editor for the Patch, an online newspaper with a local focus. Hampton has added responsibilities compared to working for a large newspapers. In addition to covering local news such as city hall meetings, police blotters and elections, Hampton is responsible for promoting the news site with social media and talking to the locals.

Hampton’s education did not teach communication skills alone, but how to incorporate her faith into her career.

“When it was all said and done, I learned it was possible to hold fast to my faith, care for other people, and use what I’ve been given to share stories,” Hampton said.

With each tweet, article and picture, Hampton demonstrates a striving alumna’s student experiences transferring to success in the workplace.

A story of shining on.