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Circle Park News: April 2010

College of Communication and Information

April 2010

College News

CCI Commencement to be ‘All in the Family’ for Fulmer

FulmerThe Spring 2010 commencement ceremony for CCI will be “all in the family” for Phillip Fulmer. Fulmer, former head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, will give the CCI commencement address on May 12. Two of Fulmer’s daughters, Alison and Brittany Fulmer, are graduating from the college in the summer but will participate in the ceremony on May 12. + Click here for the full story

McCormick CEO, CCI Alum Judges Advertising Student Campaign Competition

WinnersSeniors in CCI’s advertising campaigns class recently got a taste of the real world that was a bit “spicier” than they expected.

During the semester, student teams were tasked with creating an advertising campaign for McCormick & Co., the nationwide spice and flavorings retailer. When the teams presented their campaign projects, the team of judges included McCormick CEO, chairman and president Alan D. Wilson (JEM ’80) and other executives from the company. + read more and see video

Diversity Student Leaders Society gives Diversity Awards

Alumni SurveyThe College of Communication and Information held its annual Experience Diversity Banquet on April 9, and presented two Diversity Awards, the 2010 award to Phyllis Nichols and the 2009 award to Theotis Robsinson, Jr. + read more


Survey measures Alumni Engagement

Alumni SurveyAlumni Survey, Part 6: Participants were asked if they had engaged with the college or university since they graduated. A total of 39.7% (486 alumni) reported that they have been engaged in some way. For survey findings, visit “Survey, part 6.”

Alumni & Friends

Land establishes scholarship and supports ambassadors program

Land“To whom much is given, much is expected.” This ideal was taught to Stephen Land at a young age by his parents. As a result, he and his wife, Nancy, generously share what they have been given in order to make their community better tomorrow than it is today. + read more

Board of Visitors spotlight – Tom Adkinson

AdkinsonTom Adkinson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from UT in 1972. He went on to earn a master’s degree in History from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently Vice President and Director of Communications for BOHAN Advertising/Marketing in Nashville, having joined BOHAN in 2002. + read more

Five Tips for Public speaking

Audienceby Dr. John Haas, associate professor and director of CCI’s School of Communication Studies

The ability to speak confidently and convincingly in public is increasingly tied to career development.  Communication skills consistently rank among the top qualities that employers seek.  Effective communication skills are linked to important individual outcomes such as upward mobility, positive performance evaluations and job level. + read more