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ADPR Director Note

There are lots of things happening in the School of Advertising and Public Relations, this semester.

We are seeking a new colleague! The School of Advertising and Public Relations has an open position for an Assistant Professor of Public Relations. Please find the files attached here.

Maureen Taylor, Director

 

Student Spotlight: Joshua Oliver

Student Spotlight: Joshua Oliver

Written by Laura Gamo, MS Student in the School of Advertising & Public Relations

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and about your experience this summer. Laura Gamo, Tristiny Bell, and Joshua Oliver

I am a senior here at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, originally from Memphis, TN. I am majoring in Advertising with a double minor in. Business Administration and Psychology. I hold various leadership positions across campus, and at the core of those organizations, I have an opportunity to advocate for and create inclusive environments for conversations about difference and diversity. Whether that is facilitating workshops   as a Diversity Educator or planning events for the Black Student Union, I can utilize my passion for diversity and inclusion to serve these organizations and the surrounding community.

I saw the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program, or MAIP, as an opportunity to continue this work, specifically within the ad industry. From the.  second I learned more about advertising, early in my college career, I fell in love with this industry. When I was selected as a MAIP 2017 Fellow, I was honored and ready for the challenge. I had the privilege of working for TBWA\WorldHealth where I worked as an account manager, helping to launch a new pharmaceutical biosimilar injectable. I did not have much of a background in healthcare, but I did have a deep understanding of how to bring people together. I made sure to channel my passion for inclusive collaboration to learn the full scope of an account manager’s function in the agency setting and ideate around ways to communicate patient’s experiences to health care professionals.

 

ADPR Sweeps College-Wide Awards

ADPR Sweeps College-Wide Awards

 Written by Laura Gamo, MS Student in the School of Advertising & Public Relations

Beth Foster, Courtney Childers, Candace White On Friday, October 13, 2017, the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information held the 2017 CCI Awards and Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet.

 Each year, the banquet recognizes accomplished faculty and alumni of the College and celebrates current students who have earned scholarships provided by our friends and donors. This past year, several    students from the School were awarded scholarships to fund their studies, internships, and other co-curricular and professional development activities.

This year’s Advertising Alumna of the Year, Erin Hauck, is a 2007 graduate. She is currently senior director of digital investment for Hearts & Science in New York City. This is not the first time Hauck has been recognized for her work as a mentor in the growing field of Digital and for her dedication to obtaining, developing and retaining talent, as well as spearheading projects that enable knowledge sharing on both a local and global scale (including her participation in the first ever OMD global exchange program).

Public Relations Alumna of the Year Kellie Davie, is a 2011 graduate, and founder and managing partner of KeyCom PR in Nashville. Davie started KeyCom PR with a vision to provide local businesses with the same high-level communications knowledge and execution that she had performed in my corporate positions, but at a price that is obtainable, while educating them on what a strong return on investment public relations can represent for their business.