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.
Student Spotlight Gabi Abbatemarco
Gabi was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from Bearden High School. She is a Phi Mu sister here at UT. Gabi has always enjoyed working with and helping others and she feels that Communication Studies has allowed her to do that.
“Being a Communication Studies major, I feel that it has allowed me to be creative, try new things, and has allowed me to grow outside of the classroom. This major has helped develop me as a person. The skills and knowledge that I have gained here as a Communication Studies major are things that I will … Read more... “Student Spotlight Gabi Abbatemarco”
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.
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
Alumni Spotlight-Andrew Bowers (17′)
Andrew Bowers graduated from the College of Communication & Information with a major in Communication Studies. While here, he gained a multitude of experience within marketing and especially social media. His senior year he interned in the Tennessee Athletics Media Relations department, specifically with social media for the men’s basketball program, and football program, which lead him to where he is today.
Alumni Spotlight-Chelsea Ivens
After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2012, Chelsea Ivens moved to Washington, D.C. to begin a career in the political sphere. Her experience on Capitol Hill began with an internship in U.S. Congressman Phil Roe’s office, where she received a behind-the-scenes look into the nation’s political nucleus. This internship launched Chelsea into the world of public policy and federal government.
In 2013, Chelsea eagerly accepted her first job working for U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn of the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee. While working for Congressman Blackburn, Chelsea turned her focus to policy research and analysis and legislative … Read more... “Alumni Spotlight-Chelsea Ivens”
Student Spotlight – Maura Lamb
Maura Lamb was born and raised in Knoxville,TN.
She attended Milligan College in Johnson City,TN her freshman year, then transferred to UT Sophomore year. She worked at Chick-fil-A for 7 years (started at the age of 14) where she was a supervisor and marketing team member. “What I love about UT is that it is home to me, so close to my best friends growing up, and there are so many networking opportunities. The professors in CMST are always supportive. Coming to UT as a sophomore, I wasn’t sure what career i wanted to pursue. Once I found that i … Read more... “Student Spotlight – Maura Lamb”