Category: News & Happenings

Learn the latest happenings in the Department of Communications Studies.

Alumni Profile: McKayla Kirk

McKayla Kirk graduated in 2021 and currently works as a Training Administrator for Vaco. What was your major and minor in college? I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Belmont University in August 2021 with a B.A. in Corporate Communication and Spanish (double major). What were your co-curricular activities in college? During my time at Belmont, …

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LPH Hosts Fall COM 1100 Speech Contest

On Thursday, November 9th, Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) hosted the semiannual COM 1100 Speech Contest. Professor Denise Corr organized the event that counted for Intellectual Wellness WELLCore credit. Earlier in the semester, COM 1100 instructors selected students from their classes to present in a semi-final round. From that round, six students advanced to the final …

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Lambda Pi Eta Inducts New Members

Belmont’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta  inducted 12 new members on Friday, October 20. Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA) and Eta has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. It was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and …

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Alumni Profile: Michael Payne

Michael Payne graduated in 2020 and currently works as a Learning Coordinator for HCA Healthcare. What was your major and minor in college? Corporate Communications & Public Relations Where did you intern in college? People3 Inc & HCA Healthcare What were your co-curricular activities in college? IABC, Lambda Pi Eta, PRSSA, Resident Assistant, College Democrats How …

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Alumni Profile: Daphne Johnson

Daphne Johnson graduated in 2023 and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. What was your major and minor in college? Corporate Communication major; Design Communications and Publishing minors Where did you intern in college? Communications Intern at the Frist Art Museum (2023) Business Development Intern at Thistle Farms (2022) Editorial …

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Alumni Profile: Ethan Karr

Ethan Karr graduated in 2022 and currently works as a Senior Specialist for Employee Communications & Engagement at The Walt Disney Company. The interview below is about his previous job as a Corporate Communications Coordinator for VistaJet What was your major and minor in college? Major: Corporate Communications | Minor: Design Communications Where did you …

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Alumni Profile: Cece Rulon

Cece Rulon graduated in 2022 and currently works as a PR Coordinator for Yelp. What was your major and minor in college? Double Major in Corporate Communication and Creative & Entertainment Industries Where did you intern in college? I started interning during the second semester of my sophomore year as a Content Intern for Do615. …

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Alumni Profile: Katie Knipper

Katie Knipper graduated in May 2020 and currently works as an account executive at Lexington Public Relations. What was your major and minor in college? Communication Studies Major, Journalism Minor Where did you intern in college? I started interning my second year at Belmont, and I worked as an Editorial Intern at StyleBlueprint, Do615, and …

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Lambda Pi Eta Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for Belmont’s chapter of the National Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta (LPH). LPH is associated with the National Communication Association and has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Becoming an inducted member distinguishes you nationally alongside of other outstanding students in the field and enables you to …

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Communication Students Present at Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium

Communication Studies and Corporate Communication presented their research at the annual Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium April 19.  The panel included papers from Professor Michelle Shaw’s COM 4200 Communication Analysis course: Luke Litz  | Jesus was a Refugee: Parables as Contemporary Rhetoric Eloise Sharkey | “1984” Apple Commercial Paige Hokunson | Edited Beauty and The Isolation …

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