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relocated headquarters to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this year after a successful bid to have the international institution move from Japan to East Tennessee.

Meredith Goins, who not only graduated with her master’s degree from SIS but is also a doctoral student at the College of Communication and Information, is executive director of WDS. Sarah Gonzalez, a UT employee of 20 years, earned her SIS graduate degree in 2020 and is program manager for WDS. … Read more “Two SIS Grads Lead the Newly Relocated World Data System”


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”