Karen McNew McGuire, 1996 graduate of VT Department of Communication, received an Emmy award for Best News Anchor at the 56th annual National Capital Emmy Award ceremony in Silver Spring, Maryland at The Fillmore June 18th. She is the news anchor at WSLS-10 TV in Roanoke, VA.
The Emmy recognized McNew McGuire for a combination of anchoring, field reporting and feature stories. McGuire was also selected to co-host the event.
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a non-profit, professional organization serving the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC television community. The Academy's Emmy® Award is the industry's benchmark for the recognition of television excellence.
For the first time this year nominees were announced via Facebook.
COMM graduate student Cecilia Lopez presented at the 2014 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, VA. “Color Me YOVASO: Your Path to Safer Driving” was the theme for the event, which prepared students and school sponsors to work in peer-to-peer safe driving clubs throughout Virginia. The retreat was organized by Sarah Obenauer, a graduate of the COMM department and current Program Development & Event Coordinator for YOVASO.
Beginning with 2015 graduates, students will be enrolled in COMM majors instead of options. The options in Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, and Public Relations will be transitioned to majors in CMST, MJ, and PR. Students will receive a degree in Communication with a major in a particular field of study.
This change is exciting for students and for the department:
12/1-12/3 Force Add Procedures
Visiting VT COMM-Department Sessions for Students and Families
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