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University Relations

University of Central Missouri
Administration 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943

News Bureau

Meet the Team

The University Relations team is composed of marketing, communication, design, web development, news, video production and photography professionals. As experts in our areas, we bring a "big picture" perspective to projects and offer proven strategies that relay information in the most useful and integrated way possible.

Kelly Waldram

Kelly Waldram Cramer, director for marketing and promotions
Waldram Cramer is the primary contact for University Relations job requests. She is responsible for managing critical projects in areas like recruitment, presidential initiatives, special events and the like. She also meets with a wide range of on-campus clients on a regular basis to determine their marketing needs. She uses her experience with marketing research, strategy and communication to support clients with marketing plans, including ways to analyze and evaluate marketing efforts.

Waldram Cramer has worked in the marketing industry for more than 15 years and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both with marketing concentrations, from UCM. She is the 2014 recipient of the Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.
Contact: 660-543-8377,

Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy, assistant director for media relations
Murphy is the senior news writer and lead media relations representative for UCM, with major responsibilities that include responding to media requests, initiating press conferences, placing stories in print and electronic media, and serving as a university spokesperson for key issues, including crisis situations. With more than 35 years of combined journalism and public relations experience, he works closely with the news bureau manager in providing supervision for the student-led public relations firm, Innovative Public Relations, and is part of the multi-hazard emergency management planning and communication team for the university.

Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations degree and Master of Arts in Communication degree from UCM. The father of one daughter, and grandfather to three children, he is a recipient of the Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations and the 2015 recipient of the John P. Mees Award for Outstanding Professional Staff.
Contact: 660-543-4376,

Sarah Chamberlin, senior designer
Chamberlin designs print and web collateral for a variety of areas on campus. She also develops promotional items for use by campus offices and departments.

Chamberlin has more than 18 years experience in the marketing communications industry. She has been privileged to work with some of Kansas City's best in advertising and marketing communications. Her career has included national clients from both private and public sectors. Chamberlin has a passion for working with national and regional not-for-profit organizations.

Chamberlin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree with an emphasis in painting from CMSU in 1997. She is currently earning a Master of Arts in Communication degree and a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies at UCM.
Contact: 660-543-4389,

Mike Greife

Mike Greife, news bureau manager
Greife is responsible for creating and distributing news releases about UCM events and faculty, staff and student achievements to media. He is also responsible for maintaining news content on the UCM Daily website and social media, and editing the content of UCMDaily, the online daily newsletter.

He also co-supervises Innovative PR, a student-led public relations firm housed in University Relations.
Greife has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in speech, journalism and English from UCM. Prior to his work in public relations, he was a high school English and journalism teacher and worked as a newspaper publisher, editor, reporter and photographer. He lives in Warrensburg, Mo., with his wife, Jo.
Contact: 660-543-4708,

John Kennedy

John Kennedy, web and multimedia producer
Kennedy serves as producer, writer, editor and voice-over talent for University of Central Missouri promotional videos, television and radio commercials, as well as online video content. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in video production.

Kennedy has a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film, both from the University of Central Missouri. He and his wife Laura, a UCM alumna, are the parents of three children and reside in Warrensburg.
Contact: 660-543-8956,

Bryan Tebbenkamp

Bryan Tebbenkamp, photography manager
Tebbenkamp is responsible for providing images for use by the Office of University Relations and campus community, as well as documenting the visual history of the university and archiving it for generations to come. He and his team of student photographers cover a wide variety of university events and campus needs for photography.

Tebbenkamp has a Bachelor of Science in Photography degree and a Master of Science in Technology degree from UCM.  He lives in Holden, Mo., with his wife Melisa and their two sons.
Contact: 660-543-4893,

Adrianne Fillinger, art and design manager
As an art and design manager at UCM, Fillinger collaborates with writers, videographers, photographers and designers to develop the visual identity of institutional marketing communications to deliver creative and successful results. She oversees and creates designs for internal and external marketing that advances the UCM brand and strategic positioning.

Fillinger has nearly 12 years of combined design and marketing experience. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art, with an emphasis in illustration, from UCM in 2004 and an MBA in Ethical Strategic Leadership in 2015. In 2012, Fillinger won the Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations. She and her family reside in Odessa, Mo. 
Contact: 660-543-4870,

An Quigley

An Quigley, senior designer
Quigley designs promotional materials for a variety of areas on campus. She has more than 20 years in the design industry--from individual and to corporate clients. She recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arsts in Commercial Art from Central Missouri State University.
Contact: 660-543-4989,

Shawna Bell

Shawna Bell-Newman, marketing specialist
Newman serves as a writer, editor, event leader in the development and leadership of marketing plans that integrate a variety of media platforms. Her media integration background includes, Web writing and marketing, video script writing/storyboarding, e-communications, promotional/community events, and traditional collateral pieces. 

With nearly 10 years of combined marketing experience in the entertainment and educational industries, she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of events such as UCM's annual Choose Red Auditions and the annual community street fair event, Get The Red Out.  She has also interacted and produced concert collateral in conjunction with artists such as Chubby Checker, Pam Tills, Sammy Kershaw, the Little River Band and more.

Newman graduated from UCM with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations degree from UCM in 2006. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at UCM.
Contact: 660-543-8642,

Marcy Bryant

Marcy Bryant, marketing specialist
Bryant is a writer, editor and marketing advisor, and assists with promotional events. She has more than ten years’ experience working in marketing. Prior to working for University Relations, she worked as a marketing supervisor for a non-profit organization where her duties focused on writing, promoting and assisting with events.

Bryant received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UCM. She will graduate in May 2016 with her Master of Arts in Communication. She is the 2015 recipient of the Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations. 

She resides in Warrensburg with her husband Jason and two children.
Contact: 660-543-8590,

Cathy Mahurin

Cathy Mahurin, manager of new media and communications
Mahurin manages the university's strategic communications on the Web and on social media channels.  She recognizes the importance of following digital media trends and communicating with the millennial generation through these channels.  Her extensive writing background includes experience managing various digital campaigns and web pages and maximizing them for recruitment purposes.


Mahurin has worked in higher education for 15 years.  She has a Master of Arts in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from California State University, San Marcos.

Contact:  660-543-8243,

Julia Kerr, office professional
Kerr is the office professional and assists with Contribute training.  She has more than 15 years in experience working in secretarial work and has worked at the University of Central Missouri for more than 10 years. 


Kerr received her associate degree in Secretarial Training and her bachelor's degree in Social Work, both from the UCM.  She is the recipient of the Employee of the Quarter Award and resides in Warrensburg.

Contact:  660-543-4640,