SoC Students in 2018

10/2017

COMMUNICATION STUDIES STUDENT FEATURED IN NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED “IT’S ON US” VIDEO

11/2017

GVSU AD/PR STUDENT ON WINNING TEAM AT CHALLENGE FOR EMERGING LEADERS

GVSU Ad/PR major Drien Kihn (center) was on the winning team at the Planck Center’s Challenge for Emerging Leaders. For more information, read this post by the team captain.

Photo from culpwrit.com

12/2017

SOC GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE DEAN’S CITATION AWARDS

Three students in the M.S. in Communication program received Dean’s Citation Awards this past December.

  • Pasha E. Shipp received an award for Academic Excellence in the Degree Program.
  • Jocelyn V. Flint received an award for Outstanding Final Project.
  • Mychal A. Cantu received an award for Excellence in Service to the Community or Profession.

02/2018

GVSU NSAC TEAM WINS ADDY AWARD

The 2017 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team, advised by Robin Spring, received an American Advertising Award (aka “Addy”) for their work on the Tai Pei Campaign. There are 19 students on the team:

  • Hawra Al-Howaishy
  • Ashley Barrett
  • Mari Behovitz
  • Abbie Fielding
  • Bethany Garcia
  • Dan Goubert
  • Alexandria Knaisel
  • Elizabeth Konen
  • Kate Lewis
  • Joey Parks
  • Alex Rabideau
  • Madeline Schafer
  • James Sturtridge
  • Rachel Vruggink
  • Jackie Waligora
  • Theresa Wierenga
  • Kat Wille
  • Addison Wittry
  • Ari Zucker

Rachel Britton (Photography Major & Ad/PR Minor) and her sister Kaylee Britton (Studio Art Major) are also receiving Addy Awards for their photography work.

The American Advertising Awards are hosted by the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan (AAFWMI aka “Ad Fed) and were held on Feb. 22, 2018 at New Vintage Place in Grand Rapids.

03/2018

GVSU STUDENTS PLACE 3RD IN PAGE SOCIETY CASE STUDY COMPETITION

A team of students (Aaron Robert, Brianna Olson, Brooklyn Wilson, and Erin Stehlik) advised by Adrienne Wallace placed third in the Page Society Case Study Competition for their submission entitled “Target’s Transgender Bathroom Policy: Missing the Target or Hitting the Bullseye?” More information can be found at the competition’s website.

04/2018

NSAC TEAM PLACES THIRD IN DISTRICT COMPETITION

GVSU’s team for the National Student Advertising Competition, advised by Prof. Robin Spring, placed third in the district-level competition this year, continuing a long-running streak of placing in the largest district in the U.S. This year’s client was Ocean Spray Cranberries.

GVSU SWEEPS NACC AWARDS

Last weekend, Carl Brown traveled to the National Association of Communication Centers’ conference, at James Madison University, with three undergraduates and two graduate students. For the first time in NACC history, a single school—GVSU!—swept all three paper competitions. The Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Research Paper, the Huddy-Gunn Graduate Research Paper, and the Ferguson Faculty Research Paper awards were all claimed by the Grand Valley Speech Lab.

  • Jeannine Lane and Jane Ulrey won Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Research Paper award.
  • Skye Gregory-Hatch won the Huddy-Gunn Graduate Research Paper award.
  • Carl Brown, along with coauthors Ashley Rapp (GVSU undergraduate and winner of the 2018 Seykora Award), Adrienne Wallace, and the directors of the Knowledge Market services won the Ferguson Faculty Research Paper award.

AD/PR STUDENTS AND FACULTY HONORED AT STUDENT LIFE AWARDS

The Ad Club and PRSSA won a total of four awards at last week’s Student Life Awards, including:

  • Advisor Excellence Awards for both Robin Spring and Adrienne Wallace
  • The Outstanding Vice President Award for Sabrina Antcliff (PRSSA)
  • The Campus Engagement Award for PRSSA
Student Life Awards received by Ad/PR students and faculty.
Photo by Robin Spring

07/2018

GVSU’S PRSSA CHAPTER NAMED STAR CHAPTER

GVSU’s chapter of PRSSA (the Public Relations Student Society of America) was once again named a Star Chapter by the 2018-19 PRSSA National Committee. According to the PRSSA website, the Star Chapter Award “is becoming the gold standard for Chapters trying to achieve excellence.” Congratulations to our students and their advisor, Adrienne Wallace.

09/2018

AD/PR STUDENT FEATURED IN LAKER EFFECT CAMPAIGN

If it wasn’t for the truly self-less faculty of the School of Communications, none of what I do would be possible.

GVSU Ad/PR major Alan Carter was featured in a spotlight video produced as part of the Laker Effect campaign. He will also be featured this fall in outdoor ads for the campaign.

In an e-mail, Alan wrote the following:

If it wasn’t for the truly self-less faculty of the School of Communications, none of what I do would be possible. At the end of the day it is the value and impression the faculty have on the students that in turn makes them want to go out and make the most of the resources and world around them. So, as a student in the School of Communications, I would like to thank you for supporting me and many other students as we develop and prosper. A seed can not grow without the right conditions. Thank you to the School of Communications for making those conditions just right for me.

CAP 495 STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH AWRI, OTTAWA COUNTY ON GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT

Adrienne Wallace’s CAP 495 students have partnered with GVSU’s Annis Water Resources Institute and the Ottawa County Planning Department on a project involving the region’s groundwater quality. You can read more in a Lanthorn article that was published this week. A GVNow story from August describes the groundwater project in more detail.