Media and Communication Alumni

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams is a video graphics specialist at Fox44 in Burlington, VT. He graduated in 2015 after a stellar career as a Communication major at Castleton. As the go-to photographer for Castleton’s Marketing and Communications office, he was a campus staple everywhere something was going on, from the football stadium to Casella Theater. Christopher wrote for The Spartan and designed publicity for musical, club and theatrical events. An avid outdoors enthusiast and snowboarder, Christopher interned at OutsideTV in Killington where his supervisor said he was “a home run” whose “productions were airable with little or no changes.” Prior to that he interned with a film group representing the state Department of Commerce. A class project he directed, Green Mountain Nectar, won first prize in the documentary category of the Vermont Freedom and Unity Film Competition and was a finalist at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in the United Kingdom.

Christopher's Work

Tom Heleba

Tom Heleba, class of 1989, is sports copy chief at The Washington Post. The 47-year-old Rutland, VT native named covering the 1999 All-Star game at Fenway Park and being at the White House twice to cover celebrations of the 2004 Red Sox and President Obama’s honoring of the 1972 Dolphins as high points. He’s a Red Sox and Dolphins fan, for the record. Heleba is married, with three children and credits former Castleton professor Terry Dalton as his inspiration and career guide. Dalton was dedicated, energetic – yet tough, he said, including his practice of doling out failing grades for misspelled names. “My favorite class was probably media ethics, where students would often debate between sensitivity and news value. There was never a wrong answer, necessarily, but we had to present our case with well, thought-out arguments.”