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Finding a Home and Transforming Lives in Communication

By Marthe Church Alexander (BA 2005, MA 2009). Marthe is a Board Member and Chair of the Development Council for UC Friends of Communication. More biographical information can be found at the end of this blog post. I use a lot

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STUDY ABROAD, AND HOW IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE

by Jill Reister (MA, Communication, 2007), who is an Assistant Academic Director for UC International This story is part of an ongoing series of posts about the value of study abroad experiences for UC students. In May and June, we

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NEW “UC FRIENDS OF COMMUNICATION” ORGANIZATION ISSUES CALL FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS

by Steve Depoe, Head, Department of Communication FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT A group of UC Communication alumni, in partnership with the Department of Communication, announces the formation of the “UC Friends of Communication” alumni organization, effective July 1, 2015. The mission of

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UC Co-Op = Opportunity: How One Co-Op Assignment Kicked Off a 20-Year Career

by Nikki (Carter) Walden (BA, 1996), who was recently named one of the Department of Communication’s 50 Communication Champions. As a UC Co-Op student from 1995 to 1997, her experience turned into a nearly 20-year career with her Co-Op employer,

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When a closed door opens again: How Lauren went from being an intern to a full-time employee

by Lauren Grooms (BA, 2014), who is the Development Associate at a non-profit organization called The HealthCare Connection . Hello there! My name is Lauren Grooms. I graduated in August of 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a

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From Cincinnati to Colombia: How Jeremy Booth Went from Being a Bearcat to Globetrotter, and Where He’ll Go Next

by Jeremy Booth (BA, 2011). Jeremy is a Peace Corps volunteer currently living in Colombia. Follow Jeremy at Los Viajes of an American , his personal blog detailing his travels, cultural inquiries, and personal reflections. Since graduating with a Bachelor’s

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KRIS GALYEN WINS NCA BASIC COURSE DIRECTOR AWARD!!

by Steve Depoe, Head, Department of Communication Congratulations to Professor Kris Galyen for winning the National Communication Association’s Basic Course Division Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2014!! What a great honor for a faculty member–and alum of our department–who

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CAREERS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION III: WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Amanda Drakeford (BA 2009, MA 2011) is Marketing and Communications Specialist at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation in Charlotte NC. What’s next after your entry-level position in nonprofit communications? More than six years ago, I started my career at the

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CAREERS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION II: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU STEP IN THE DOOR

Kelly (Gade) Lanser (BA 2008, MA 2010), is Promotion and Events Manager, Corporation for Findlay Market in Cincinnati You just graduated with a degree in Communication and are beginning a career in the non-profit world. You may have interned at

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CAREERS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION I: “DEFINING MOMENTS”

by Chris Holtman (BA, 2008)is Senior Specialist, Development Communications at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. First in a three-week series of posts by UC Communication alumni in the development communication field We’ve all been there – we get into the

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