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Widener’s Communication Studies Advisory Board Welcomes Two New Members

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Sean Sheehan, pictured, and H. Matthew Schoemaker have joined the Widener University Communication Studies Advisory Board.

Sean Sheehan, a senior manager for brand strategy at Vanguard, and H. Matthew Schoemaker, a senior user experience designer at Deloitte Digital, have joined Widener University's Communication Studies Advisory Board. Both are graduates of Widener's communication studies program.

Sheehan lives in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Schoemaker lives in Washington, D.C.

As members of the board, they will work with fellow media professionals to contribute to the communication studies program by offering advice, as well as providing mentoring and networking opportunities to students. Their expertise ensures that the communication studies program continues to offer the most relevant coursework and industry-standard equipment and software.

"We are pleased to have Sean and Matthew join the Communication Studies Advisory Board," said Amy Franzini, chair and associate professor of communication studies. "Both bring to the board valuable experience in the field, as well as strong connections to Widener."

Sheehan, a 2006 Widener graduate, is a senior manager for brand strategy at Vanguard in Malvern, Pennsylvania where he leads brand level positioning and research efforts. Prior to that role, he served in various leadership and individual contributor roles at Vanguard, most recently as an internal business strategy consultant.

While at Widener, he was general manager of the campus radio station and a contributing writer to the campus newspaper. Sheehan also holds a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University's Lebow College of Business.

Schoemaker, a 2005 Widener graduate, is a senior user experience designer at Deloitte Digital, a creative digital consultancy company. Schoemaker is also CEO of Schoemaker Design, a technology incubator working with early stage startups.

Prior to joining Deloitte Digital, Schoemaker ran a User Experience Design team at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.

Photos of Sheehan and Schoemaker are available for download from Flickr.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website,