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The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech focuses on communication processes and their effects on individuals, organizations, culture, and society. Faculty and students create, distribute, and interpret messages through media systems. Students build knowledge and skills for future study and work in public relations, multimedia journalism or communication studies.

Holz Ivory Gives Presentation at Virginia Tech Carilion "Grand Rounds" Series

    Adrienne Ivory

Department of Communication assistant professor Adrienne Holz Ivory gave a presentation as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Psychiatry program's "Grand Rounds" series Thursday, December 18. The presentation, given in Roanoke at the VTC Psyciatry program's facilities and broadcast like to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Psychiatry Department at St. Albans Hospital.  The presentation, titled "Portrayals and Effects of Media Portrayals of Mental Illness, and Reducing Mental Illness Stigma," covered existing research about the way mental illness is covered by media and effects of that coverage on stereotypes and stigma around mental illness, as well as Dr. Holz Ivory's emerging program of research on how changes in that coverage may be able to combat stereotypes and stigma.

Chapman wins Summit Award

Maya Chapman, a junior public relations major from Roanoke, Va., received a silver Summit Award Nov. 7 from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award recognized her outstanding student portfolio. The chapter has presented Summit Awards annually for 13 years to “celebrate the best of the best in public relations” across Southwest Virginia. Awards in 2014 were given in 16 categories.


PR Campaigns class visit The Health Wagon

Virginia Tech seniors from the Public Relations Campaigns class visit The Health Wagon in Wise, VA, in order to gather first hand information on how to better help the organization. The Health Wagon is a non profit organization that has been giving free health care since 1980. 

For more information and to see our students in action please visit the attached link.


Congratulations to the winners of the Common Book Essay Competition!

Twenty-three students from across the university were selected to attend a reception with the author of VT's Common Book -- Little Princes, by Conor Grennan.  Of the 23 winners, 13 were CommSkills students!  Congratulations to their faculty too, including Susan Stinson, Brandi Quesenberry, Emily Wilkinson Stallings, Zack Sowder, and Hannah Shinault.

  1. The Key to Long Lasting Relationships,” Sara Allen
  2. “The Secret to Happiness,” Ashley Baboota
  3. “An Unconventional Approach,” Ryan Beatson
  4. “Earn It With Your Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” Elizabeth Beaulieu
  5. “In the Depths of Emotion the Greatest Change is Possible," Ian Frazier
  6. “Family By Choice,” Amanda Gladstone
  7. “Service to Others: The Greatest Value,” Makena Glemser
  8. “Bravery: The Path of Growth,” Ruichao Lui
  9. “Untitled,” Alison Mairena
  10. “Hard Work Pays Off,” Jenna Mitchell
  11. “Spreading Positivity Through Random Acts of Kindness,” Connie Phung
  12. “Leaders Are Developed, Not Born,” Michal Resnick
  13. “Untitled,” Natalie Robertson

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Diaz interviews Sands Journalism students watch Senior Anailis Diaz interview Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands after his visit to the Multimedia Center.