Olivia Forsythe-Senior Spotlight
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. 🎓
Yancey participated in the Leade…
“For the longest time I wondered where I would go to college. The thought of having to decide where I wanted to go was overwhelming and I did not expect it to come so soon. I grew up in Nashville, TN and never even thought about UT as an option. I thought I had to go far away to gain the college experience I was looking for. UT provided me with countless opportunities throughout my four years. The School of Communication Studies invited me to learn and connect with my class, my university, and the world I … Read more... “Ireland Rowe”
Student Spotlight-Grace Bosworth
Grace Bosworth is a Junior at the University, studying Communication Studies not only through the College of Communications. Grace studied abroad in Ireland through CMST and through an independent study with department head, Dr. Haas. Through the 2019 CMST study abroad Grace learned organizational skills through communication, immersed herself into the beautiful culture of Ireland, and learned the art of bog jumping! Grace’s independent study is performing public speaking techniques and examples to teach correct public speaking skills through electronic video examples.
Student Spotlight-Jonathan Johnson
Jonathan Johnson is graduating second in his class this December with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Political Science. He is from Sevierville, TN and always dreamed of being a Volunteer. He went on two trips to Washington DC with the Communication Studies, where he later called home during a summer internship with the United States Congress. For the last three years, Jonathan has also interned for Vol Sports which has given him the chance to combine his passion for communication and athletics. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in social media and sports.