M.S. in Communications graduate Pasha Shipp was featured in GVSU's Graduate School Annual Report. As you can see from the piece (included below), she had great things to say about the program.
After a national search, the School of Communications is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Besel will be joining GVSU this summer as the School's fifth Director. Besel is currently Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at Cal Poly, and he will assume his new role at GVSU on July 1.
Last month, I reported that GVSU's PRSSA chapter had won Pacesetter Chapter Recognition three months in a row. Well, it's now four months in a row. Congratulations to PRSSA and Prof. Adrienne Wallace for their outstanding work!
Since a picture and a tweet is worth a thousand words (especially coming from multimedia journalism professor and SoC associate director Len O'Kelly):
Two student reporters from West Side Stories, Elliot Perpich and Sam Hall, produced a long-form science story called "Reaching for the Stars" that was picked up by SciTech Now, a web/TV program that is distributed on the PBS network throughout the U.S.
The Reaching for the Stars segment will go out in Feed #524 on March 25th and has an intended air week of April 29th.
The SoC's Ad Club and PRSSA chapter joined with GVSU's AMA chapter, along with AMA-WM and AAF-WM, to present an event called Career Connections. The event featured student/professional networking, career tips, a resume workshop, and mock interviews. It was held at the University Club on the Pew Campus, and Robin Spring reports that it was highly successful.
GrandPR, GVSU's student-run PR firm, was featured in the Holland Sentinel. The full article can be found at this link.
IndyStar reporter and 2018 SoC Distinguished Alumna-in-Residence Marisa Kwiatkowski has accepted a position as an investigative reporter at USA TODAY. Marisa gained national attention for her role in breaking the story on the Larry Nassar / USA Gymnastics scandal.
If you're on Twitter or have stayed in touch with Marisa via email, please be sure to congratulate her on this exciting career move!
GVSU's PRSSA chapter, advised by Prof. Adrienne Wallace, has won the PRSSA's national Pacesetter Chapter Recognition three months in a row: November, December, and January! According to the PRSSA website, the Pacesetter designation recognizes a Chapter’s success in the areas of membership, national participation, and/or Chapter development.
Congratulations to Adrienne and our PRSSA students for their outstanding work—and for helping to further establish our Ad/PR program as a national leader.
Once again, GVSU students have won several Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. The winners are:
The awards will be presented on March 6 at the MAB’s Great Lakes Media Show in Lansing.