Beth Avery Foster and Courtney Childers #ChooseToChallenge
March was Women’s History Month – All month ADPR highlighted the women in ADPR who #ChooseToChallenge. Two faculty members from the School of Advertising and Public Relations are doing that by fighting the opioid epidemic.
Under the direction of UT President Randy Boyd, the University of Tennessee System is working to combat the TN opioid crisis. In August 2019, UT held its first Summit for Opioid Addiction and Response (SOAR).
To diminish opioid fatalities, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded faculty members at UT a grant to strengthen opioid prevention resources in rural Appalachian communities, to understand community … Read more “Beth Avery Foster and Courtney Childers #ChooseToChallenge”
PR Student Takes Inaugural Lollapalooza Class
Senior public relations student Grant Mitchell had the opportunity to participate in Lollapalooza’s inaugural five-week class at DePaul University. During the class, he learned about networking in the music industry and the importance of learning from entry level positions.
“When it comes to any industry, perseverance is key, and this class helped reinforce that for me through all of the guest speakers,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell cites the ADPR community as being critical to him having gained the opportunity to participate in the course. “Everyone in ADPR has been so supportive of me and the professors have been an integral part … Read more “PR Student Takes Inaugural Lollapalooza Class”
Senior ADPR Student Talks Summer Internships in a Pandemic
As a result of attending the annual ADPR New York City networking trip in January 2020, Patrick Boyd landed a once-in-a-lifetime internship working in account management for FCB Health, a healthcare advertising company with a thriving internship program.
Typically, FCB Health’s internship program brings opportunity for the interns to work in the heart of New York City, with workshops, networking opportunities and working on various advertising campaign projects. However, the rise of COVID-19 cases caused FCB Health to make the tough decision to move the internship to remote working.
“Obviously I was a little bummed out when coronavirus changed my … Read more “Senior ADPR Student Talks Summer Internships in a Pandemic”
ADPR Alum “Behind Some of Your Favorite Stories”
New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein earned his BS in communication in 1977 from the College of Communication and Information. While attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Chattanooga native acted in dozens of plays and contributed to the Daily Beacon as an editor, columnist, and cartoonist. It was this experience that propelled him to a stellar professional career.
Interim Director of ADPR Announced
Sally McMillan: Interim Director of the School of ADPR, written by Cara Hunter
After 20 years at the University of Tennessee serving as a faculty member, associate dean in the College of Communication and Information and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sally McMillan will serve as interim director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations starting on June 1, 2019.
McMillan did not always plan on pursuing a career in academics. After changing her major many times, McMillan graduated with a degree in English from Southern Adventist University and went on to teach high school students for two … Read more “Interim Director of ADPR Announced”
Cara Hunter Joins ADPR as Social Media Intern
ADPR Alum Wins, Top Teaching Paper at AEJMC
Meet School of Advertising and Public Relations Alum: Karen Freberg, Ph.D.
Written by Kyungji Lee, MS Student in the School of Advertising & Public Relations
Karen Freberg graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Public Relations. Karen is internationally recognized expert in social media. Chris Strub, the editor of Digital storytelling and mobile live streaming video in Medium, named Dr. Freberg as one of the “100 micro-micro influencers”. Her websites (www.karenfreberg.com, karenfreberg.com/blog) and communication channels are popular content sites.
Dr. Freberg has had an amazing year in 2017!
First, Karen became … Read more “ADPR Alum Wins, Top Teaching Paper at AEJMC”
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.
AD Student Amber Wilson, designsensory intern
We are pleased to highlight Advertising Senior Amber Wilson, who is a summer intern with designsensory.
Amber was spotlighted at designsensory, along with two fellow interns for her great work. Wilson is fulfilling her passion for the advertising world through her current internship assignments such as: working closely with clients, setting up meetings and interfacing with vendors.
Wilson will graduate with a B.S. in Advertising in December. We look forward to her many more accomplishments.
Dwayne Summar Essay Contest 2016 Award Winners
PR Students Win Dwayne Summar Essay Contest
In September of 2010, Dwayne Summar (1961, PR), established the Dwayne Summar Essay Contest to acknowledge exceptional students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Summar had a long and distinguished career in public relations serving as VP of the Southern Company and Senior VP of Hill & Knowlton, Atlanta. Summar also served as the National President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1988.
A longtime supporter of UT, Summar received the first Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994 from what was … Read more “Dwayne Summar Essay Contest 2016 Award Winners”