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Honeycutt Strategies, in 2012. She says none of it would have happened if she hadn’t transferred to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and landed School of Communication Studies Associate Professor John Haas as an advisor.

“I absolutely love what I do and I very well could have had a different trajectory for my path if Read more “Comm Studies Alum Says CCI Changed Her Life, So She Gives Back”


career development. Lane had experience in sales and marketing but had learned what she really wanted to do was connect job seekers with information to aid in their hunt. That’s when she ran into a career counselor on the rooftop of her gym in Chicago who inspired her to research what it would take for her to become someone who helps others discover their own career paths.

Lane has gathered a wealth of experience in her field after she Read more “CCI’s Director of Career Development Guides Students to Find Their Success”


honored two East Tennessee public relations executives as inaugural members of its International Fellows: Fletcher Marketing PR CEO Kelly Fletcher and Senior Strategist Mary Beth West.

For more than 20 years, Fletcher and West have served in various leadership positions in the industry. They manage a public relations podcast, “Ms. InterPReted,” which focuses on leadership, ethics and strategic issues in the PR industry – including marketing to women and advancing women in career … Read more “ADPR Alum Mary Beth West Named PRCA International Fellow”


Land Grant Films work started by Nick Geidner, School of Journalism & Electronic Media associate professor, she knew it was something special.

“He really taught me a lot about what it takes to do a documentary. I was so impressed not just by what he was doing, but how he was doing it,” Woolley said.

As a UT alumna who graduated with a degree in journalism and worked in newspapers for 20 years, Woolley understands what it takes to report a good story—but she didn’t fully know how stories are told through the Read more “Alum Deborah Woolley Creates Endowed Scholarship for Land Grant Films”


Tombras School of Advertising and Public Relations master’s alumnus Josh Loebner (’99). Loebner recently landed a role he calls a dream job: global head of inclusive design for international marketing communications agency Wunderman Thompson. It’s a position he has worked towards for the past 23 years by developing skills and interests at various jobs, as well as by attaining his PhD in rhetoric, communication, and information design from Clemson University. 

Loebner’s initial route to advertising was, as Read more “ADPR Alumnus Loebner Hired as Global Head of Inclusive Design at Wunderman Thompson”