Category: People of COMM

Meet the Department Chair: Dr. Ryan M. Milner

While for many of us July 1 is just another summer day right before a nationally celebrated holiday, at the College of Charleston it also marks the official start date for faculty administration transitions. This year the Department of Communication joins in with newly appointed department chair leadership. Join us in welcoming Dr. Ryan M….Continue Reading Meet the Department Chair: Dr. Ryan M. Milner

Introducing the Martin Scholars, Class of 2022

As the home of one of the largest majors (and minors) found at the College of Charleston, the Department of Communication prides itself on the unique opportunities offered specifically for declared COMM students. Among these (full list at Communication Student Opportunities) is the senior year Martin Scholars program. Initiated in 2016, the program was founded…Continue Reading Introducing the Martin Scholars, Class of 2022

Reflections from a Martin Scholar, Class of 2021 Graduate: Megan Llewellyn

“For the past year, the world stopped moving as the future became out of focus. Everything was scary. Before quarantine, I was always told to reach for the stars as I completed each semester with the growing hope of living my dream. I jumped every hurdle and dodged every pothole on the road to where…Continue Reading Reflections from a Martin Scholar, Class of 2021 Graduate: Megan Llewellyn

Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2020-21 Communication Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Communication has five academic scholarships. These are awarded annually (based on availability) to declared Communication major students who have applied for the opportunity. As we reflect back on a momentous 2020-21 academic year, join us in meeting five of our scholarship recipients who thrived with accomplishments despite living in a global pandemic….Continue Reading Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2020-21 Communication Scholarship Recipients

Communication Students Explore the Frontlines of Journalism

By Megan Gould | December 21, 2020 (Below is an excerpt from the full article published in The College Today.) Every journalist knows that conveying the news in both a catchy and informative way is a battle. And now so do the 17 senior communication majors who had to manage this balancing act as part of their…Continue Reading Communication Students Explore the Frontlines of Journalism

Alumni Spotlight with Nick Rodriguez ’18

Alumnus Nick Rodriguez ‘18 is working hard to grow his sports podcast: The Nick Rodriguez Podcast. We recently met virtually with Nick to hear how he got his start in podcasting and what advice he could share with current #cofccomm student Nick shared two courses that were key in shaping his career path during his…Continue Reading Alumni Spotlight with Nick Rodriguez ’18

Student Spotlight with Jack Bartlett ’23

“Everyone is a walking front-page story. You just have to ask them the right questions.” Honors College sophomore Jack Bartlett ’23 has big plans. He dreams of telling the untold stories, because he believes that those of some groups of people are being swept under the rug. Jack plans to do his part in changing…Continue Reading Student Spotlight with Jack Bartlett ’23

Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Kelly Jakes

We recently had a chance to sit down with Dr. Kelly Jakes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. She joined the department in 2019 and can typically be found teaching COMM 280 and 281 (Introduction to Communication Messages) or working on her social movements research.  Dr. Jakes advises each of her students to live…Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Kelly Jakes

Internship Spotlight with Avery Gavornik ’21: Use Internships to Explore Potential Careers

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Avery Gavornik ’21 Hometown: Tewksbury, NJ Major: Communication Minors: Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Marketing The breadth of communication academic studies offers a number of potential careers: public relations, journalism, political campaigning, social media, event coordination, advertising, and marketing are just a few. Avery recognizes…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Avery Gavornik ’21: Use Internships to Explore Potential Careers

Internship Spotlight with Celie Shankman ’21: Gain More Experience with Each Internship

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Celie Shankman ’21 Hometown: Memphis, TN Majors: Communication & Marketing Internships can be all sorts of shapes, sizes, and locations – Celie is an expert on this! Heading into her senior year this Fall, Celie just wrapped up her 5th internship while being a student…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Celie Shankman ’21: Gain More Experience with Each Internship