School of Communication Creates Director’s Ambassadors Initiative

This article was written by Jennifer Vasbinder, first year M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication student and Director’s Ambassador.

School of Communication Director's Ambassadors graphicAs the new Director of the FSU School of Communication, Patrick Merle, Ph.D. has created a new student-centered initiative: the Director’s Ambassadors. This team of undergraduate and graduate students will focus on communication and marketing strategies for the School of Communication. Over the course of the semester(s), this team will be working together to create digital content, which highlights School of Communication students, faculty and alumni, all while working towards the goal of promoting and growing the school’s development and academic programs.

“I always think it is important to create opportunities for our students to develop and push their own limits,” said Dr. Patrick Merle. “When I was selected as school director, it thus became logical to recruit a team of students who would be working closely with me on communication projects. All of the students bring a lot of enthusiasm and positive energy to their work.”

Ten School of Communication students, undergraduates in Public Relations and Media Communication Studies as well as masters’ students in Integrated Marketing Communication, have been recruited. The students involved in this inaugural team include Jessie Colegrove, Abigail Ellis, Mackenzie Greene, Peyton Kelgard, Ni’A Landon, Sophia Lutz, Jenny Ralph, Austin Reichart, Savannah Tindall and Jennifer Vasbinder. You can meet the team virtually in their introduction video.

Follow @FSU_COM on Twitter to see more of the Director’s Ambassadors work.

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