Communication grad interns at Central Park SummerStage

Photo courtesy of Central Park SummerStage by Mule Army
Photo courtesy of SummerStage by Mule Army

A recent communication graduate, Julia Gomberg, is working behind the scenes right now at the Central Park SummerStage concert series in New York City.

Julia is putting her communication skills into practice as a public relations intern. She works closely with photographers and videographers to publicize singers, bands, and other musical performances, ranging from Guster to Ingrid Michaelson to The Carol King Musical.

Julia’s pursuit of a career in the music industry is not a surprise given that she completed her COMM 479: Senior Project about the famous 1964 live performance of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

For more information about Julia and her internship, check out Keene State College’s May 21, 2015 press release.


Speech contest winners

Let’s begin the summer by congratulating the student winners of the Speech Contest!

Speech Contest 15-3On Friday, April 24, Lambda Pi Eta hosted the fourth annual Speech Contest. Exemplary students who enrolled in IHCOMM 171: Public Speaking over the past academic year were selected by their teachers to participate. A panel of judges that was made up of students and faculty honored Gabrielle Miele with first place, Kerri Sears with second place, and Samantha Dormio with third place. Every other student who competed in the contest also received a certificate.

Check out former first place winners of the Lambda Pi Eta Speech Contest since their names are listed on this website and engraved on a plaque that hangs on a wall in the Media Arts Center!


Proud of Class of 2015

Class of 2015 cakeThe Keene State College Class of 2015 graduates tomorrow, May 9! Faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are so proud of the communication majors who will walk across the outdoor stage on Fiske Quad.

At the department’s Communication Day celebration earlier this week, many graduating seniors were honored for their accomplishments as communication majors.

Akkoor and comm excellence award winnerFor example, Sarah Laramie won the Excellence in Communication Award and received a big hug from Dr. Chitra Akkoor. Check out the department’s events webpage for the names of students who won this year’s Excellence in Philosophy Award, the Charles E. Hornbeck Award for Excellence in Logic, and the Spirit Award, too.

Provost Walter Zakahi also shared his words of wisdom about how a degree in communication gives students “superpowers” and how “communication superheros” can achieve success in their personal lives and careers after college, even by being good listeners.