Congratulations to Brandy Francis our Graduate Student Excel Award Winner. The annual Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership ( ExCel) Awards program honors members of the College and community who promote excellence and contribute to the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion. The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Sottile Theatre.
Brandy is working on her Masters in Communications. Additionally, she teaches a lab associated with the undergraduate course, Media in the Digital Age. She is the social media coordinator for the Office of Admissions and the president of the department’s graduate student association, Masters in Communication Student Association. She recently finished an internship with Charleston Wine + Food as their marketing and communication fellow.
During her time with Charleston Wine + Food, she partnered with a strategic communication capstone course here at CofC, and she was able to act as a mentor to the students, which was an inspiring journey in and of itself. I also built and led a team of undergraduates in my social media coordinator position to help implement our multi-mediated campaign for Accepted Students Weekend. These two experiences paired with her teaching assistant position have really shown her how much she enjoys teaching and mentoring others. As a first generation college student, she knows how difficult it can be to find support outside of your family, so she hopes to continue with mentorship positions throughout her professional career.
Congratulations Brandy! You are truly destined for greatness!
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