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Circle Park News: January 2012

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College of Communication and Information

January 2012

College News

AAF Honors CCI Advertising Major

Alexis Foster

Advertising senior Alexis Foster is among the fifty finalists for the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Minority Student award. Foster will travel to New York for the awards ceremony February 1 – 3, 2012. + read more


JEM Senior Chanelle Price Excels Academically and Athletically

The honors on and off the track keep coming for Chanelle Price, UT Lady Vol track and field athlete and CCI JEM senior. Her honors this year alone include: USTFCCA Indoor All-American in the 800m and DMR and outdoors with 800m, All-SEC Indoor and Outdoor First Team, Lady Vol Outdoor Most Valuable Track Athlete, Capital One Academic All-American and Academic All-District IV, SEC Track & Field Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year, member of USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field and SEC Academic Honor Roll. Her story was first told in the Spring 2011 issue of SCOOP, see .

Chanelle Price


Rentsch Joins Comm Studies Faculty

Joan Rentsch

Joan R. Rentsch recently joined CCI’s School of Communication Studies as a professor of communication and director of the Organizational Research Laboratory.    + read more


Alumni & Friends

BOV Spotlight: Martha (Missy) Wallen (B.S. / CS ’74)

The Cavnars

Missy Wallen currently serves as the Tennessee State President for BB&T (Branch Banking &Trust Company). Room 314 of the Communications and Information Building bears her name (along with BB&T’s). Serving on the Board of Visitors (BOV) since 1999, she has been a friend and mentor to the college. She resides in Knoxville with her husband Joe where they raised their two daughters.
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TOP Dog Alumni Stories


Sandra McLean (B.S./JEM 2011) has been invited to be a science writer at the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research Conference in Irvine California January 26 – 28, 2012.
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5 memorable Super Bowl commercials

Nicole Pollard gives her opinion of five memorable Super Bowl commercials in this article for,

Super Bowl