Communications Media Welcomes Alumni Ruscher and Wade as Guest Lecturers

Posted on 3/13/2013 1:32:32 PM

The IUP Communication Media Department proudly welcomes alumni Robert Ruscher and Barry Wade. Rob and Barry will be guest lecturing in the Television Production classes on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Ruscher graduated from IUP in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Media. While at IUP, he worked various jobs and played for the hockey team. During this same time period, he developed a real passion for video production and landed an internship immediately following graduation. The internship allowed Ruscher to get hands-on experience as an associate producer and camera operator. After finishing the internship, he leveraged these experiences as a freelancer and gained valuable knowledge while working alongside a number of industry professionals.

Ruscher currently works full-time at 522 Productions as the digital marketing strategist. Along with this position, he also manages the camera department and develops web content for 522 Digital. He welcomes anyone with questions to contact him via twitter @RobRuscher or on his e-mail at

Wade graduated from IUP in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Media. During his time at IUP, he was a part of a wide variety of organizations, including the National Broadcast Society and the Public Relations Student Society of America, and he was a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity. He also worked for WIUP-FM and IUP-TV. These organizations helped him develop his passion for media that grows every day.

Wade says the Communications Media program at IUP was very beneficial to him as it put an emphasis on getting an internship as well as job search skills. He started his career at WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, as a news producer. He currently has the same title at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. He realizes that any help is good when trying to advance your career.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact him via Twitter @TheRealBWade42 or on his e-mail at