Can you imagine a career where you get to manage brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s, REDD’s and George Killian’s as well as work with companies like Ghirardelli Chocolates, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s Snacks? Well, alumna Darlene Morisco is doing just that in her career working on the MillerCoors Team as the Account Supervisor for Collaborative Marketing Group in Chicago, IL.
When Morisco was a student at Whitmer High School in Toledo, one of her commercial arts teachers told her about the Graphic Design program at Terra State Community College. After hearing praise from him and finding out some of her friends would also be attending Terra State, she decided to enroll.
She enjoyed learning and her favorite professor was Ron Neeley, who taught her commercial art class. One of her fondest memories was during her final exam for one of her classes was a joke that you would have only gotten if you read all of the directions in the exam first. She was the only one in her class who caught the joke. “The bottom of the page said, ‘you don’t actually need to do this exam. Have a great summer!
Congratulations,’” she said. Morisco valued the friends she had at the College and still thinks about some of the memories they shared, like sledding during the winter months.”
In May 1985, Morisco graduated with a business degree in Graphic and Marketing Communications. After that, she held a few different jobs that helped grow her skillsets and widen her experience. One of her favorites was working as the Creative Services Manager at Continental Distributing Co., which, at the time, was Chicago’s largest wine and liquor distributor. She got to travel to hotels to design wine displays among many other enjoyable tasks.
Average Length of Study
2 year, Full time
Job TitleAccount Supervisor
Salary PotentialUp to $64,266*