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Mission and Purpose

The purpose of the CCI Ambassadors Program is to assist the College of Communication and Information with student recruitment, alumni relations, community outreach, student retention and college events, and to help the college tell its story to a variety of important constituencies. Prospective students should feel free to contact CCI Ambassadors to request a campus tour, learn more about the college or university as a whole, or simply discuss communication as a potential career. The Land Ambassador program is funded by CCI graduate and Jupiter Entertainment CEO Stephen Land and his wife, Nancy.

2020-21 Land Ambassadors

Jonus Camp

Major: Advertising
Minor: Business Administration

I am extremely fond of the faculty and staff in the College of Communication & Information. Taking classes both in my major and in other areas of the communications field has allowed me to meet a number of great professors and to establish meaningful relationships.

My favorite thing about UT is definitely the community. I feel that I have met so many incredible people in the past few years, and it’s been a pleasure working alongside people with similar interests and work ethics. Whether it’s in the classroom or experiencing campus life, I feel that UT has definitely provided me with a home away from home. The University provides us with a number of great resources and has a large community always willing to help us in our pursuit of a career.

Katie Coe

Majors: Communication Studies & Political Science
Minor: Business Administration 

My favorite thing about UT is the commitment to being a Volunteer family, and the Volunteer Spirit. The atmosphere of our campus is what initially drew me in, but the continuous support, positivity, and contagious spirit is what keeps me here.

Because of the support of the remarkable advisors and professors, I was inspired and motivated to participate in Global Programs, to broaden my understanding of not only communication studies but the abundant cultures there are to experience. This sincere dedication and the commitment to foster success within its students is what speaks volumes to me about our prestigious college. I toured a lot of colleges in the south but after visiting Knoxville I felt so welcomed that I realized this city was meant to be my home away from home.

Courtney Gibson

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Journalism & Electronic Media

The resilience of the student body is powerful and by far my favorite thing about UT. Students here are working hard to push for changes on our campus, in our city, and in our world. In addition, staff and faculty are alongside us with full support, helping in any way possible.

I have learned to not be afraid to get involved. Just because you are a first-year student, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for you! In addition, you meet a lot of great people while doing it. This school is a family, from the deep rooted traditions to the people on and around campus, it just feels like home.

Kailynn Johnson

Major: Journalism & Electronic Media

When I took my first tour of the University campus, I immediately felt like this was where I needed to be. The sense of camaraderie here made me feel comfortable. Now, my favorite thing about UT is that my course work never feels like “homework”. It is actually something that I enjoy doing, because it deals with my passion, and my dream career. I loved reading magazines as a teenager, and I also like to write and give my own opinion about things that interest me.

I am a quiet individual, so a career in journalism will be a way for me to use my voice, without having to speak out loud. My major, and the support system I have developed with my friends, have helped me find my own unique path to reach my goals. 

Holly Parkins

Major: Information Sciences

In the College of Communication & Information, the staff and students are so interested in you and your story. It’s not just a college with classes, it’s professors with knowledge and connections that they want to share with their students. That’s something truly special. I love how everywhere you look you can find a helping hand on campus. There is a help center for everything and my professors appreciate that students reach out for help.

The phrase “VOLS help VOLS” is true! For me, there’s just this feeling of “being home” when you come to UT’s campus. I love the environment and the honor of becoming a VOL. Also, I love Tennessee Football!