CCI Graduates Three Garnet & Gold Scholars

Each semester, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) bids farewell to a group of graduates who will go on to change the world. Within that group, a select few are inducted into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society.  Of the 528 students inducted in the past 5 years, 70 are from CCI.

Members of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society will demonstrate how they have developed their leadership, professional, citizenship and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the academic, local or global community. Students meet criteria in three of the five following areas: Leadership, Internship, Service, International and Research. A video of the Summer 2015 ceremony is available here.

Students are guided by Overall Program advisors. For CCI, Dr. Steve McDowell, Ebe Randeree, Dr. Juliann Woods Betsy Crawford, and Melanie Presnell serve as advisors.

From CCI, there were three students inducted this summer semester:

Christine Dusome


Christine graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Public Relations. She plans to pursue graduate school at the School of Communication in the Integrated Marketing Communication program. She interned with local firm Taproot Creative in Public Relations.

She was involved with Women Student Union, UROP, Institute for Family Violence Studies and was a MRCE award winner for her social media guide for non-profits.

Milton Ramer


Milton graduated with a degree in Information Technology. He plans to pursue graduate school in the same discipline. He was involved with the Florida IT Career Alliance, STARS Alliance and the Association of Information Technology Professionals.

ssSandy Saintilus

Sandy graduated with a degree in Public Relations. She has accepted a PR Assistant Position with local firm Salter Mitchell and dreams of opening her own firm one day.

She was involved with Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Freshman Interest Group Leader and FPRA Student Chapter.