Alumni Accomplishments

We are proud of our successful Regent University alumni and their accomplishments. Regent alums work in the television and film industry including local and national commercials, television sitcoms, episodic dramas, independent films and major studio films. They also work for local and national news networks, off-Broadway productions, regional theatres, and elite universities. Our alumni serve as directors, producers, scriptwriters, animators, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, journalists, researchers, writers, editors and professors. Additionally, many of our graduates have started thriving businesses or have successful careers as freelancers.

Meet some of our successful Regent University alumni:

David Acuff

David Acuff"I wanted to be the 'Doogie Howser' of the entertainment world," said Regent University alumnus, David Acuff '02 (School of Communication & the Arts).

That is to say, he was called into the entertainment industry at the age of nine; he thought he'd go to Hollywood at the age of 12, and maybe run a television studio by the time he was 14. A child prodigy. A screenwriter, M.D.

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Ashley Dakin

Ashley Dakin Sometimes you get lucky. And sometimes you get all the guidance, support that you could ever need. Ashley Dakin, a 2013 graduate from Regent University's School of Communication & the Arts (SCA), will tell you her story involves both.

Dakin wanted to be an actress since she was 10 years old. As the youngest in her family, she quickly identified with the role of "entertainer."

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Andrew Freeman

Andrew FreemanFreeman joined SCA faculty during Fall semester 2016 — his second lap as a Regent professor, having first worked for the school in the early '00s. But his journey to the school — and even Christianity itself — started much earlier.

He was raised by a single mother in the heart of Chicago.

"That was during a time when that was considered a little more 'inappropriate' than it is now. But she did a wonderful job, raised me in the church and raised me to love the Lord," said Freeman. "Then I became your typical hellion."

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Beecher Reuning

Beecher Reuning Having the power to manifest random objects into existence is incredible. But giving that power to someone with a lackluster imagination is, well, pointless.

This is the plot for Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumnus Beecher Reuning's '15 short comedic film, A Pointless Pencil.

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Raquel Sangalang & Justin Garcia

Raquel Sangalang & Justin Garcia On May 25, 2016, Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumna Raquel Sangalang '15 and College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) alumnus Justin Garcia '14 accepted first place in the category of comedy for their film, Terrance.

The annual College Television Awards mirror the Emmys® selection process and were judged by active Television Academy members.

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Jill Szoo Wilson

David Acuff"Where's your bedroom?" A ten-year-old boy asks Regent University School of Communication & the Arts alumna Jill Szoo Wilson '06.

She's pushing her cart through Price Chopper, a grocery store chain in Kansas City, Missouri, and locks eyes with the young boy's father.

"He thinks you live here," he explains. And it's understandable; her image has appeared in television commercials, print advertisements, and even on the sides of semi-trucks as the grocery store's official spokesperson.

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Our alumni are superbly equipped—professionally and spiritually—to return integrity to the fields of communication and the arts. Graduates have been placed in prominent positions in such organizations as:

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Family Microsoft Network/National Broadcasting Company (MSNBC)
American Movie Classics (AMC) Cable Network National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Ball State University Norfolk State University
Baylor University Operation Blessing
Cable News Network (CNN) Paramount Pictures
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Pepperdine University
Cox Communications Rhythm & Hues Studios
Cox Media Sony Corporation
Department of Homeland Security STRANG Communications
Discovery Communications Inc. The Inspiration Network (INSP)
Duke University Medical Center The Walt Disney Company
ESPN, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Superstation, a division of Time Warner
Focus on the Family magazine Tyndale House Publishers
Fox Broadcasting Company Universal Studios
Georgetown University University of Texas
Harvard University University of Virginia
Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) Wake Forest University
Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. Wheaton College
Joyce Meyer Ministries WorldReach
Liberty University World Vision

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Each year, Regent's SCA welcomes an outstanding cast of industry professionals to connect with and expand the skill set of our students.

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