Communication students in the news

Posted 5-8-2012 by Barrie Hill

Carl Esposito, M.A. in Communication Candidate, Select, successfully defended his Master's Thesis . His thesis is titled "Can political candidates use Facebook to influence real world outcomes? An analysis of uses and gratifications needs, online participation and offline outcomes on candidate’s Facebook pages."

Department of Communication graduate students James Dunning and Michael Agee presented a paper, “When ‘Oops, Sorry’ Isn’t Enough: Tiger Woods and Image Repair,” at the University of North Texas Student Conference in March.

Journalism major Monica Nagy will work at The Eagle in Bryan for 10 weeks this summer as part of the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association's Butler Haas Minority Internship program.

COMS major Elizabeth (Bess) Alvarez, has accepted an offer of admission to the Master’s program in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bess has also been offered a teaching assistantship (with a stipend and tuition waiver) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College Fellowship.

Each year the UTA Career Center names one student as a Distinguished Student Employee. Tierra Chatmon, public relations senior, was named the Distinguished Student Employee for April by Multicultural Affairs.

PREL student, Mark Melendez, is spending his spring semester in Spain as part of UTA’s Study Abroad program.

Public relations majors Patrick Jackson and Courtney Chipman spent the spring semester interning for the Director of Communication for UTA Athletics.

PREL major Terry McLennan landed a summer internship with Tarrant County chapter of The American Heart Association.