Cassie Ray is one of two alums to complete all three degrees-B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. at the School of Communication Studies. Cassie says she is “filled with pride to say I am truly (and literally) ‘All Vol.'” “Each degree changed me, they shaped me to be a more competent, professional and better person in general.
Student Spotlight-Ella Anderson
Ella Anderson is from Memphis, TN. Ella majored in Communication Studies and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
“UT and the School of Communication Studies has provided me with countless opportunities and equipped me with many skills. I have also been involved in the CMST Club and the Spanish club. Throughout my four years in the School of Communication Studies I have learned so much not only about communication, but also about myself as an individual.
Anna Franklin is from Strawberry Plains, TN majoring in Communication Studies with a Geography minor.
“My involvements on campus include serving as an Honors Ambassador, being a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and conducting independent research on severe weather preparedness on campus. After graduation, I will be launching my own preparedness initiative with the release of my books and homeschool curriculum. I hope to continue researching my prototype “Plain Language” weather alert as well. I may also return to UTK to pursue a MS in Communication. I have loved all the connections I’ve made in CMST … Read more... “Anna Franklin”
McKenzie Patterson is passionate about helping others and assisting individuals with financial needs. She also enjoys expanding her knowledge and working towards specific goals. She is determined to expand her career path and network through education and personal experience. McKenzie said she thrives best in solo projects but is also able to progress and push for achievement in group settings. She is a senior Communication Studies and Business Administration student, where she learned to balance a demanding course load and extracurricular activities while growing her network.
“While in the sorority Delta Zeta the extracurricular activities I did included working … Read more... “McKenzie Patterson”
Curtis Maggitt was born and raised in South Florida, West Palm Beach. In 2011 he came to Tennessee on a full scholarship to join the Volunteer football team. He decided that majoring in Communication Studies would be the best fit for him. Maggitt graduated from the College of Communication in 2014. After a promising football career at Tennessee, All- American, SEC honors and other awards, he went on to play professionally with the Indianapolis Colts.
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Student Spotlight-Daniel Sassone
My name is Daniel Mark Sassone, I’m from Easton, Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years on Active Duty with the United States Army as a Military Policeman, I finished another two years on inactive duty and completed my official retirement on 15 April 2020. I enrolled at the University of Tennessee for the Fall 2018 semester as a Journalism and Electronic Media major and then transitioned in Spring of 2019 to Communication Studies. During my time as a student at the University of Tennessee I was involved in TNJN (Tennessee Journalist), TorchlightUTK, NCSC and SALUTE honor societies. I’m an active member … Read more... “Student Spotlight-Daniel Sassone”