Communication Alumna Enriches Relations Between United States and Pakistan

Mariam Shaikh (‘16, Ph.D. Communication) currently serves as the head of digital and social media for the Press Information Department (PID) in Islamabad, Pakistan. “I joined civil bureaucracy in 2002,” she says. “When I entered the service, my interest in the field of media and communication significantly increased and I realized that effective communication can …

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Comm Alumna Shares How Motherhood Enhances Professional Skills

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Communication School Alumna, Erin Vogt, started the new year right with an article in the Public Relations Society of America’s national publication, Strategies and Tactics. Her article “How Motherhood Made Me a Better PR Pro” focused on how the “Motherhood Penalty” negatively impacts women across the entire workforce. Erin narrowed in on six motherhood skills …

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Alumni Association Honors Excellence

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This past October, the FSU Alumni Association honored outstanding alumni that have made an impact in their field during the Alumni Awards Gala. Of the six alumni honored, two graduated from the College of Communication and Information. J.D. Doughney (’02, B.S. Communication & ’03, M.S. IMC) received the Circle of Gold Award. This award is …

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Hewletts Establish Student Excellence Endowment and Professorship in Media Production

written by Lauren Martin Jeffrey and Cathy Hewlett recently established the Jeffrey and Cathy Hewlett Endowed Fund for Student Excellence at the College of Communication and Information. The fund of $550,000 will provide support to both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Communication and Information. This support will be used to fund scholarships, …

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CCI Alum to History Buff: The Nic Stoltzfus Story

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Elam and Nic Stoltzfus are the ultimate father/son duo. Elam is a Grammy award-winning documentary maker and Nic is an award-winning storyteller. Together they make up the Live Oak Production Group. They focus mostly on making nature documentaries and accompanying coffee-table books. Nic Stoltzfus graduated from CCI’s School of Communication in 2012 and has been …

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Alumni-Produced Documentary Celebrates Strength of Survivors Following Hurricane Maria

Alumni Produced Documentary Accepted into 3 Festivals

On September 8, 2019, almost two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, Mariana Pa’Lante premiered at the Askew Student Life Center. The documentary was directed by Xabier Climent (’18 M.S. Public Interest Media Communication) and Aaron Kudja (’18, B.S. Digital Media Production). They intended to highlight the story of one rural …

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CCI Alumni Win FPRA Golden Image Awards

CCI alumni take Golden Image Awards

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) held its annual conference in August where the winners of the FPRA Golden Image Awards were announced. The awards included four divisions of categories: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, Digital Tools of Public Relations, and Student Projects in Public Relations. Awards given in the competition include …

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