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ECU junior Erick Jenkins to participate in a prestigious leadership program this fall.
East Carolina University junior Erick Jenkins is one of five students from across the country selected to participate in a prestigious leadership program this fall. Jenkins received a partial scholarship for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency program dedicated to developing the next generation of citizen leaders. The program is made possible in partnership with

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CommCrew Distinguished Alumna, April Baer, will be the keynote speaker for May 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony by Emory Saia
Accomplished East Carolina University alumna April Baer will return to ECU as the keynote speaker at the 2017 School of Communication Recognition Ceremony. Baer graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2006. Currently, Baer works as the deputy Title IX coordinator at Frostburg State University. While earning her master’s degree with an emphasis in health communication

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Award-winning SOC Faculty by Emory Saia
Rebecca Dumlao, Ph.D., professor and Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, Ph.D., associate professor for East Carolina University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication in the School of Communication, received recognition for their achievements. Dumlao is selected for the 2016–2017 ECU Scholar-Teacher Award and Tucker-McLaughlin is selected as a 2017 University Scholar. The Scholar-Teacher Award is given to outstanding faculty who incorporate scholarship in

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School of Communication Career Panel and Fair is Feb. 16
A panel of communication professionals will be available to answer questions from students on February 16 from 1 – 2 p.m. in 244 Mendenhall Student Center. The panel will consist of Michael Aho, an international affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State, Amanda Anderson, a physician recruitment supervisor at Vidant Health, Kelley Deal, dean of marketing at Nash Community

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Michael C. Aho, Outstanding Alumni and Keynote Speaker for December Graduation Ceremony by Caitlyn Patterson
“A Pirate takes a sense of pride into all that they do, which includes serving others. After all, ECU’s motto is “to serve.” Michael Aho attended East Carolina University and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Relations) in 2002. In 2004, Aho earned a certificate of training in the United Nations Peace Support Operations as well as completing

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Editorial cartoonist, Bob Gorrell, will deliver keynote address for annual High School Media Workshop on October 25th.
A nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Eastern North Carolina High School Media Workshop, co-sponsored by the School of Communication and the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association. Bob Gorrell will deliver the keynote address for the annual High School Media Workshop at 9:30 a.m. October 25 in the Mendenhall Great Rooms. Gorrell’s work has

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School of Communication Hosted International Visitors in the Summer
The School of Communication hosted four international students and their professor from the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, during the second session of summer school. The students enrolled in two of professor Glenn Hubbard’s courses: “Video News Production” and “Electronic News Performance.” During their stay, the students visited news outlets in Raleigh, as well as Sylvan Bird Park and

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East Carolina University Alumni, Brandon Ives, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 School of Communication Recognition ceremony on May 6th by Lindsay Rayner
Successful East Carolina University alumni Brandon Ives will return to his old stomping grounds as the keynote speaker at the 2016 School of Communication Recognition ceremony. Ives graduated from ECU with a degree in journalism and business marketing. He now leads client marketing and strategy efforts at Brasco, an award winning branding and web marketing agency based in downtown Raleigh,

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SOC Graduation Recognition Ceremony is May 6 at 8 p.m. in Wright Auditorium
Congratulations Class of 2016! The School of Communication Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 6th at 8:00pm in Wright Auditorium. You are required to have tickets for your family and friends to attend. Any remaining unclaimed tickets will be available on Reading Day, April 27th starting at 9 a.m. in Joyner East 102. On May 6th. graduates

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School of Communication alumni receive East Carolina Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Awards.
A School of Communication alum was among the recipients of the East Carolina Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Awards. Valeria Lassiter, a 1990 graduate and emerita member of the ECU Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors, was honored with the Virgil Clark ’50 Distinguished Service Alumni Award, given annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves through a “record of service and leadership.”