Alex Yost is a Senior at the University of Tennessee majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Alex is from Nashville, Tennessee. Alex began his journey as a Communication Studies major his sophomore year and has been an active student within the College of Communications, as well as a leader in other areas of campus life. Read More
During spring break, Dr. DaJung Woo took a trip to Silicon Valley, CA to visit some tech organizations and learn about their cultures. She met with employees of Apple, scientists at SLAC-Stanford National Laboratory, and her former research collaborator in the urban planning field. Among those whom she enjoyed meeting was Ms. May Lee (aka “Ms. Purple”), who is a graduate of UTK (Computer Science major, ’88) and currently works as the Marketing Communication Manager at HP.
Ms. Purple has served as the UTK Alumni Association’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter President for many years and also on UT’s Board … Read more... “Ms. Purple”
Alumni Spotlight – Brad Vinson
Brad Vinson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, majoring in communication. He went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he met his law partner, Jarrod Smith. While in law school, Brad co-founded the South Texas Criminal Law Society, working to help educate fellow South Texas students on important issues in the field of criminal law, such as mass incarceration, media influence on high profile criminal cases, and the death penalty. As a South Texas professor’s personal research assistant, Brad spent considerable time researching and writing about issues in criminal law, … Read more... “Alumni Spotlight – Brad Vinson”
Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Joan R. Rentsch
Dr. Joan R. Rentsch earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology with a specialty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and her B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is a Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Tennessee where she has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Management. Dr. Rentsch’s expertise is in the psychological processes of organizations, teams, cognition, communication, and mindfulness.
Dr. Rentsch finds that mindfulness enhances her personal and professional life, and she sees its potential to enhance communication and teamwork. Before teaching mindfulness to college students, … Read more... “Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Joan R. Rentsch”
News the death penalty. As a South Texas professor’s personal research assistant, Brad spent considerable time researching and writing about issues in criminal law, criminal procedure, and military justice.
Brad was a fierce mock trial competitor. He and his law partner, Jarrod Smith, finished first place in the annual Garland Walker Mock Trial competition. He then went on to compete in a variety of mock trial events and traveled to New York to compete in a national tournament as a varsity advocate in South Texas College of Law Houston’s nationally ranked mock trial team. Brad was named Summer Trial Academy … Read more... “Alumni Spotlight”
Senior communication studies major Bunny Shaw wrapped up her spectacular Tennessee soccer career in the fall, earning SEC Offensive Player of the Year and All-American accolades. She was named The Guardian Footballer of the Year and will lead Jamaica into its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in June. Read More