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”
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”
Laura Gamo Named MAIP Finalist
Laura Gamo, M.S. student in the School of Advertising & Public Relations was recently named a MAIP finalist. The MAIP fellowship supplies the field of advertising with highly skilled multicultural students. The highly competetive fellowship allows students across the country the ability to work with advertising professionals through a 22-week program. According to MAIP, “By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to … Read more “Laura Gamo Named MAIP Finalist”
2016 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the University of Georgia, Eric Haley
Professor Eric Haley is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Eric holds three degrees (BS, MS, and Ph.D.) from the University of Georgia.
Eric Haley is an award winning teacher and researcher. While he primarily teaches graduate and undergraduate advertising courses, Haley has taught the College’s core doctoral classes. His research interests include issues of advertising and society, advocacy advertising and account planning.
Haley is an expert in qualitative research. He presently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Current Issues and Research in … Read more “2016 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the University of Georgia, Eric Haley”
The 2016 Knoxville Addy Awards
The 2016 Knoxville Addy Awards Gala took place on Feb. 27 at The Crowne Plaza – Downtown Knoxville. The competition showcased the creative work of advertising agencies, community members, and students.
School of Advertising and Public Relations student winners included:
- Bronze Citation of Excellence in Magazine Category: Amber Wilson
- Bronze Citation of Excellence in Newspaper Category: Amber Wilson
- Bronze Citation of Excellence in Magazine Category: Amber Wilson, Courtney French, and Allie Rich
- Bronze Citation of Excellence in TV Advertising Category: Amber Wilson, Courtney French, and Allie Rich
- Bronze Citation of Excellence for logo design- UTK Ad Club 2015- 2016