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.
As a two time alumna of the School of Communication Studies ‘09 and ‘11, I’m thrilled to takeover the CMST social media today! I’m Amy Donahue, and I had the privilege to spend six years in Knoxville and with the school completing both my undergraduate and master’s degrees. During my undergrad experience, I was the Communication Studies Club President for two years and helped plan the inaugural D.C. trip (more on that to come). As a graduate student, I worked for the department coordinating the internship for credit course along with teaching public speaking and working in a glorified … Read more... “Amy Donahue”
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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”
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Student Spotlight-Gabriel Kamolnick
Gabrielle, a senior in Communication Studies, has attributed her colorful academic journey to “an expertise in life skills.” As an Eastern Tennessee native, she started at East Tennessee State University to navigate psychology, philosophy, and interior design. After her move to Knoxville in 2018, she was accepted into University of Tennessee and found her trifecta of interests within Communication Studies. Gabrielle is a recipient of the certificate for “Extraordinary Professional Promise” presented by the Honors College. She studied abroad in Northeastern Spain, which enlivened her adoration for European culture and equipped her with exceptional nonverbal communication skills. With a vigor … Read more... “Student Spotlight-Gabriel Kamolnick”
Colin McCarl is from the small rural town of St. Thomas Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marines. Serving eight years on active duty as an explosive ordnance technician, spending over three years in Afghanistan. For the last several years he has worked as a first responder and a facility system specialist for the Department of Interior, out of The Smoky Mountains National Park. He is intending to stay with D.O.I. as he continues his education, pursuing a Masters degree at University of Tennessee. 🎓