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The School of Communication Studies aspires to achieve excellence by becoming a global leader for innovative learning, scholarship, and societal engagement with a particular emphasis on interpersonal and organizational communication.



Alumni Spotlight

  • Alumni Spotlight-Ashley Hesseldahl-Harbin (12′)

    Ashley is a Tennessee native – growing up in Dandridge, a small-town east of Knoxville. Ashley graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. During college, she served as Communication Studies Club Secretary and Membership Chair for College Republicans. In 2015, Ashley received her Doctor of Jurisprudence after attending Charleston School of Law and the University of Tennessee… Read more »

Student Spotlight

  • Student Spotlight-Brooke Houser

    Born and raised right here in Knoxville, Brooke Houser graduated from CAK! Brooke started her collegiate career majoring in Audiology and Speech Pathology, but after beginning employment at Anthropologie her junior year, she began to realize her passions were found elsewhere, in people, fashion, writing, and relationships. So, she found Communication Studies which provided her the freedom to be creative, pursue her passions, and take… Read more »