Category Archives: Alumni News
Three ADPR Master Students Defend Capstone Projects
Congratulations to our three students from the School of Advertising & Public Relations who graduated in December with their Master of Communication and Information degree.
Robert Lambert, Chima Onunka, and Kelsey Robinson successfully defended a Master-level capstone project as part of the Master of Communication & Information degree.
Robert Lambert (public relations concentration), conducted a cross-cultural study analyzing health-orientated messages in public relations. His study evaluated HIV/AIDS messages from the CDC and Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong. When asked about the program Lambert said, “This program has significantly improved my research abilities, as well as given me the … Read more “Three ADPR Master Students Defend Capstone Projects”
Andrew Anglin featured in American Academy of Advertising Newsletter
Andrew Anglin, doctoral student in Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) was featured in the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Newsletter this month.
Anglin who is a second year doctoral student worked for The Walt Disney Company before coming to The University of Tennessee.
To see the entire newsletter please visit the American Academy of Advertising.
An Alumni Spotlight, Daren Redman
About textile artist Daren Redman
Daren Redman is a textile artist specializing in 2D and 3D art for the home and commercial spaces. She graduated from The College of Communication and Information, School of Journalism in 1992.
Redman returned to the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She presented her work she has been producing over the last 10 years. Throughout her career she has written press releases, captions, etc. about her own artwork by applying her PR degree. She remembers her professor, Ed Caudill taught her “Strive for accuracy.” With this in … Read more “An Alumni Spotlight, Daren Redman”
Karen Maier Scholarship- A Second Chance for Esther Kim
Karen Maier Scholarship- A Second Chance for Esther Kim
CCI Alumnus Karen Maier (BS/JEM ’74), recently retired as vice president of marketing and board of director’s member with Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants in Cincinnati. Maier received the UT Accomplished Alumni Award on Sept. 24, 2015 from CCI Dean Mike Wirth.
Maier has established a scholarship to provide support to non-traditional female students who have financial need. This year, advertising student Esther Kim, was recognized as the 2016 recipient.
Kim graduated high school early and enrolled at The University of Tennessee at seventeen years old. She decided college might not be … Read more “Karen Maier Scholarship- A Second Chance for Esther Kim”
Top CCI Graduate 2015, Jessica Karsten
Congratulations to all of our Fall 2015 graduates. We wish you all of the best! We had the privilege to interview CCI’s Top graduate, Jessica Karsten on her time spent in the Advertising and Public Relations program. Looking back over the course of her undergraduate career Karsten says proudly, “I had an amazing experience in the ADPR program. It was comprehensive and practice-based, so it really prepared me for a career in the field. I had phenomenal professors with real-life experience who genuinely care about their students (shoutout to Dr. Abbey Levenshus and Laura Lemon), as well as wonderful advisors … Read more “Top CCI Graduate 2015, Jessica Karsten”
Taking a bite out of nation branding, Candace White
Communication Director (www.communication-director.com), a magazine for corporate communications, PR and public affairs appraoched Dr. Candace White to be featured in their latest issue. White agreed to write about the topic of the corporate role in nation branding and country image . Communication Director is distributed across Europe and Asia Pacific, features content by heads of communication at leading organisations as well as by internationally-recognised academics.
“Nation branding for countries that are transitioning to democracy after decades behind the Iron Curtain carries unique challenges because the identity of many smaller countries was erased under communism. National identity exists as … Read more “Taking a bite out of nation branding, Candace White”
Take a look at our alum, Erin Hauck
Erin Hauck, Adv ’07, was recently selected to be one of the first inductees into Cynopsis Media’s inaugural “Top Women in Digital” Awards. Erin is being honored for her work as a mentor in the relatively young, but rapidly growing field of Digital. She is being recognized due to her dedication to obtaining, developing and retaining talent, as well as spearheading projects that enable knowledge sharing on both a local and global scale (including her participation in the first ever OMD global exchange program). Erin is also credited with creating a committee in New York dedicated to improving the ever-expanding … Read more “Take a look at our alum, Erin Hauck”
The POWER Behind the Event, UTSMW
We would like to thank Mr. Ed Patterson for all of his donations and support to make Social Media Week possible. His passion for The University of Tennessee is truly exemplified by how much he gives back to the school. With this year’s theme, The Power of Social Media, we decided to take a look at the power behind the event.
Ed has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate communications, public relations, public affairs and community relations. Currently, Ed serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), a leading North … Read more “The POWER Behind the Event, UTSMW”