Exceptional Student Employees Recognized


Student employees are an essential part of campus operations at Florida State University. The dedication of passionate student employees strengthens office culture, providing invaluable student perspective to University services and programs. FSU’s Career Center recognized exceptional student employees across campus with their Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards program. Over 100 students from across …


Alumni Association Honors Excellence


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 …


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, …


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 …


Students Attend Culture Marketing Council Annual Summit

Five students from FSU’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (HMC) attended the Cultural Marketing Council (CMC) Annual Summit this June. Jennifer Gordillo, Jessica Juachon, Meng Tian, Ailin Xia, and Wenzhe Yan traveled to the annual event that took place in Dallas, Texas, for three days of immersion in the multicultural marketing industry. Culture-driven marketing was …


Lee and Bravo Publish on Advocacy Advertising

Over the past several years, millennials have started to become more politically active than ever. With this rise in activism, many brands have turned to methods of advocacy advertising. To explore this idea further, Dr. Jaejin Lee and graduate student Olivia Bravo recently published a paper titled “The mediating effects of message agreement on millennials’ …


Denishia Sword: Comm Alumna and Bureau Chief at Florida Department of Financial Services

Denishia Sword graduated with her bachelor’s in Communication in 2007 then went on to receive her master’s in Integrated Marketing Management and Communication in 2008. She is now the Chief of Education, Advocacy and Research at the Florida Department of Financial Services. Since receiving her degrees, Sword has immersed herself in public service and community …