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ECU alumna and Air Force Major Natassia Cherne will speak as the keynote speaker for the December 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony. By Emory Saia
Talented East Carolina University alumna Natassia Cherne will make her way back to ECU as the keynote speaker at the December 2017 School of Communication Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Natassia Cherne graduated from ECU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. A major in the U.S. Air Force, she has served her country at home and abroad, including during

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School of Communication journalism student, Emory Saia, travels to Berlin on Fulbright Scholarship
ECU School of Communication senior, Emory Saia, is one of 14 young professional journalists and students to receive a Fulbright Scholarship for the Berlin Capital Program in Germany. The Berlin Capital Program is a weeklong seminar from November 12-November 19 in Berlin, Germany. The Germany and U.S. Fulbright Commission ran program provides an opportunity for journalists and students to better

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School of Communication Beach Clean-Up by Emory Saia
The School of Communication faculty and staff travel to Fort Macon State Park Beach to participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup. This event supports Chancellor Staton’s strategic plan to serve the public. SOC instructor, Barbara Bullington says it’s important that ECU, more specifically the SOC contribute to serving the Eastern NC community. “Helping to build a stronger

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Magazine Editor Chosen 2017 Professional-In-Residence by Emory Saia
Each year ECU’s School of Communication, in partnership with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, provides hundreds of regional high school journalism and yearbook students the opportunity to learn news skills with area journalists and faculty. More than 15 separate sessions cover topics from yearbook design to the latest trends in social media for journalists. This year’s event will take place on Thursday,

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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