College of Charleston Department of Communication

College of Charleston Department of Communication


Congratulations to Chelsea Anderson! (From today's Post & Courier)
Our Charleston communities were very fortunate this past month with Hurricane Florence and Michael and appreciate everyone that signed up to volunteer. The American Red Cross always has the need daily to help out our fellow neighbors, friends and family. Become a Blood Transportation Specialist and volunteer to help us deliver life-saving blood to our local hospitals. Just need a good driving record, be able to lift up to 50 lbs and want to make a difference in someone's life.
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Support your grads by going to see Grace Benigni, class of '18, make her directorial debut with A String Between Man & the World Written by Paige Zubel - Winner of WIP 2017 Playwrights Festival for Best New Work Showing at the CofC Chapel Theatre right on campus! For more info visit
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We create/share knowledge of communication and relational processes, including ethical and critical decision-making, with the goal of encouraging the development of engaged citizens preparing for leadership in their professions, community, and world.

The Department of Communication (COMM) was created in Fall 1999. The department offers one of the largest undergraduate major in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and on campus at the College of Charleston. The department also offers a Master of Arts in Communication graduate degree, through the Graduate School at the College of Charleston.

Mission: The Department of Communication creates and shares knowledge of communication and relational processes, including ethical and critical decision-making, with the goal of encouraging the development of engaged citizens preparing for leadership in their professions, community, and world.

✨ For a limited time, only! ✨
Junior COMM majors: Don’t miss this pop-up opportunity! After a SUPER successful series of virtual experiences with communication professionals in DC and NYC last week, we have decided to re-open the Martin Scholars application! Take the leap and make your senior year life-changing! 🍍
Companies, firms, and organizations the Martin Scholars have networked with this academic year:
- Google
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Boeing
- Rawle Murdy
- Bloomberg LP
- Integral Communications Group
- Peppercomm
- Hot Paper Lantern
- Landor
- Chernoff Newman
- ByrdHouse Public Relations
- Live 5 News
- Blackbaud
- APCO Worldwide
- Ketchum
- Brunswick Group
- Russell Reynolds Associates
- Vested
- Prosek Partners
- Heyman Associates
- IPG Mediabrands
#cofccomm #cofcmartinscholars #communication #professionals #networking

👩‍🌾 “Instead of handing out healthy plates monthly, Stagliano and her team are setting up weekly distributions to their fellow neighbors and friends...” Katie Stagliano ‘20 and Katie's Krops are at the forefront of #covid19 adaptations in local Lowcountry communities. 🌎 Read the full article from WCIV | ABC News 4:

👏 Share more stories like this! 👏 Drop us a note at [email protected] to tell us how you are finding ways to be engaged remotely. Or brag on what your #cofccomm or #cofcmcom classmates are doing. Help us share more positive news! ☀️

📷 Image from Katie's Krops website:

Message to Students: Extension of E-Learning through Spring Semester (March 19) – Emergency Site

🚨 Important update from the College of Charleston and President Hsu. 👇 All classes will be held online and through remote instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and final exams. See MORE important updates (e.g. housing, campus events, commencement) in the full message linked below.

Enjoy the rest of Spring Break, #cofccomm and #cofcmcom, and know that we will continue to be here for you! Keep an eye on your Cougar email for additional information.

🌴⛲️🌴🍍 Message to Students: Extension of E-Learning through Spring Semester (March 19) By emergencycofc | March 19, 2020 0 Comment This message was sent by President Andrew T. Hsu to students on March 19, 2020: Dear College of Charleston Students, Based on the most recent developments of the Coronavirus (C...

🌻🌱☀️ Wishing you a safe and happy Spring Break, #cofccomm! 🌺🌿🌸

🚨 Important update from the College of Charleston. See the full message from President Hsu here: 🚨

"All academic instruction, without exception, will be held online Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. Campus will remain open and operational during this e-learning week. However, all campus events (i.e., performances, conferences, guest lectures, student gatherings) are canceled through March 29.

Students are strongly encouraged to return home or stay home during spring break and the e-learning week (March 23-27). For those for whom this is not a realistic option, students are welcome on campus as detailed below."

🚨 See more info from President Hsu here: 🚨

A message from President Hsu - To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the College is making changes to its class schedule the week following spring break, March 23-27. ➡️

Yoo hoo, #cofccomm! Don’t forget to submit your apps before packing your bags! 🍍 Links below.
~ COMM Mentor-Protégé program: Deadline TODAY, the 12th
~ Martin Scholars program: Deadline Sunday the 15th

Bully Pulpit Series Becomes a 'Hot Spot' for Presidential Candidates

🇺🇸 What GREAT recognition for our co-managed College of Charleston Bully Pulpit Series with the Department of Political Science! Did you know we had 12 presidential candidates on campus since August 2019? 😱 What a busy season! Check out more on the series in the article below, with some quotes from #cofccommfaculty member Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain (Director of the BP Series). 👇 Cheers to Dr. Ruth and Mrs. Cassandra Foster for their continued dedicated work in getting these opportunities (and others) on campus for our students! 🎉

🌟 Kudos to the students across campus (communication, political science, marketing, public health, german, english, psychology to name a few) on the Bully Pulpit Student Team! Y'all rock and were amazing throughout these events working behind the scenes, onstage, AND at the front of the venue every step of the way. We could not have done it without you! 👏

#cofccomm #collegeofcharleston #cofcbullypulpit NPR’s national political correspondent Don Gonyea recently wrote about campaigning “hot spots” for presidential candidates. He said any serious politician must visit three particular places when campaigning in South Carolina; a local church, a Lizard's Thicket restaurant and “the College of ...

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Important update from the College of Charleston. 👇

Most in-person classes at the College will be conducted online on Thursday, March 12, to test our institution’s ability to hold instruction in a virtual setting and from a distance. This test is a precautionary measure to evaluate our systems and protocols. ⬇️

College of Charleston Master's in Communication - MCOM

👀 Check out #cofccomm and #cofcmcom faculty member Dr. Beth Sundstrom featured on the newest The Teacher-Scholar podcast (Episode 2)! 💻🎧👏

#cofccommfaculty #collegeofcharleston #womenshealth #fulbright

🗣 PODCAST: #cofcmcom and #cofccomm faculty member Dr. Beth Sundstrom recently joined Dean Gibbs Knotts (School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston) for The Teacher-Scholar podcast. Tune in to hear about Dr. Sundstrom advocating for #womenshealth, her new book, and recent #Fulbright award work. 💻🎧

#teacherscholar #collegeofcharleston

#cofccomm is so proud of the accomplishments of our 2019-20 scholarship recipients and cannot wait to see what they do next! Keep up the great work, Cougars, and we look forward to meeting our 2020-21 scholarship recipients soon.

Read more about the 2019-20 communication scholarship recipients and their accomplishments:

#PeopleOfCOMM #communication #scholarship #collegeofcharleston

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐨ë!
Dream Job 😎: Staff writer at the New Yorker
Majors 📚: Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown 🏡: Columbia, SC
Zoë is inspired by the creative and innovative editors of CisternYard Media where she works as the Editor in Chief. She actively uses her communication skills through her work with social change and philosophy. 𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐙𝐨ë!

#cofccomm #scholarship #PeopleOfCOMM #implementchange

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐡!
Dream Job 😎: Executive Director of a nonprofit
Major 📚: Communication
Minor 📚: Political Science
Hometown 🏡: Charleston, SC
Hannah is inspired by people working hard to improve the lives of others, whether individually or large-scale. Her goal is to work just as hard to make her own positive change in the community. 𝐖𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐡!

#cofccomm #scholarship #PeopleOfCOMM #bethechange

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐣𝐚!
Dream Job 😎: Patient advocate for underserved demographics
Majors 📚: Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown 🏡: Florence, SC
Raija is motivated by acts of compassion in an age of stress and tragedy. She believes that compassion for others and our planet is the only way to implement more change. This knowledge pushes her to do more for the community every day. 𝐆𝐨 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐣𝐚!

#cofccomm #scholarship #compassion #PeopleOfCOMM

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐊𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐞!
Dream Job 😎: Chief Marketing Officer for a large company
Major 📚: Communication
Minors 📚: Marketing and Spanish
Hometown 🏡: Myrtle Beach, SC
Kylie has the determination to succeed from being inspired by people who have overcome adversity and those who use their platforms to make a difference in the world. She is thankful for the Lindner Family Scholarship, which has given her the flexibility to choose non-paid internship opportunities and take on new challenges. 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤, 𝐊𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐞!

#cofccomm #scholarship #takeonchallenges #PeopleOfCOMM

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🗣 Update from the College of Charleston regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information and CofC related updates, stay tuned to

The College of Charleston continues to closely monitor the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for its ongoing and potential impacts and is taking appropriate actions to support and safeguard our university community.

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞!
Dream Job 😎: President of Katie's Krops
Major 📚: Communication
Minor 📚: Leadership, Change, and Social Responsibility
Hometown 🏡: Summerville, SC
Katie Stagliano, founder and Chief Executive Gardener of Katie’s Krops, is impressed every day by the people involved with her local not-for-profit organization. She plans to continue the fight to end hunger in her community, and across the nation. 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐬!

#cofccomm #scholarship #katieskrops #endhunger #PeopleOfCOMM

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞!
Dream Job 😎: Writer for social justice advocacy, or digital media researcher
Major 📚: Communication
Minor 📚: Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown 🏡: Piedmont, SC
Grace aspires to spread positivity to lower income communities. She is encouraged to follow her dreams by the diversity and sense of community the city of Charleston radiates. 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤, 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞!

#cofccomm #scholarship #spreadthelove #PeopleOfCOMM

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤!
Dream Job 😎: Journalist or Analyst for college sports
Major 📚: Communication
Hometown 🏡: Greensboro, GA
Jack is inspired by his coaches, teachers, and parents who have impacted his success. He aspires to pay it forward as a positive influence for younger generations. 𝐆𝐨 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤!

#cofccomm #scholarship #payitforward #PeopleOfCOMM

Starting TOMORROW, stay tuned 💥 to hear the stories of these awesome #cofccomm students (& 2019-20 communication scholarship recipients) 📚 and how they plan to make a difference in their community. 🌎 We’ll be hearing from Jack Thomas, Grace Daughtry, Katie Stagliano, Kylie Wehunt, Raija Haughn, Hannah Bain, and Zoë Murrie!

✨ Applications due soon for these two amazing opportunities for COMM majors and minors! 🤩 See links below for more info on each program and their applications. We want YOU to apply and join in on these unique experiences. You won’t regret it! 🌟
Mentor-Protégé Program (app due March 12):
Martin Scholar Program (app due March 15):
#cofcmartinscholars #cofccommac #cofccomm

Our #cofccomm alumni have been busy! One group recently met to represent the department and College of Charleston at The Arthur W. Page Center 2020 awards dinner. Another gathered to talk about their Martin Scholar experience and help extend the legacy for future Martin Scholars. ✨ Well done, Cougars, and a big thanks to the coordination efforts of #cofccommfaculty member Tom Martin!

Jaquan Leonard '17 | Amanda Phagan ’17 | Jack Gilchrist '19 | Nia Strothers-Lewis ’17 | Corey Law '17 | Berkeley Fisher '17 | Kelsey Baum '19 | Caroline Mooney '19 | Taylor Shawver '17 | Alaina Hay '19 | Hannah Star '17 | Alexa Chiarelli '16

#cofcmartinscholars #collegeofcharleston #communication #leadership #cofcalumni

Katie Stagliano is a Sub Above With Katie's Krops

✨ #cofccomm Katie Stagliano '20 was recently awarded $5K through Jersey Mike's Subs' Sub Above Grant program. The funds will go towards Ms. Stagliano's nonprofit organization Katie's Krops. 🍎🥒🌸🥬🍆 Well done, Katie!

Check out the College of Charleston's full feature on Katie below. 👇

Katie was also mentioned in QSR Magazine:

#communication #leadership #nonprofit #endhunger #katieskrops #jerserymikes #collegeofcharleston Things keep growing for Katie Stagliano and her nonprofit organization Katie’s Krops. The College of Charleston senior was recently awarded $5,000 through Jersey Mike’s Sub Above Grant program to help continue the momentum of her Summerville, South Carolina–based vegetable garden initiative. S...

🗣 TONIGHT: College of Charleston Bully Pulpit Series with Presidential Candidate Joe Biden. First-come, first-serve access.
📍 Johnson Center Gym (30 George Street)
🚨 Clear bag policy! More event info:

#cofcbullypulpitseries #collegeofcharleston #joebiden #politicalcommunication

🗣 INTRODUCING: Dr. Feifei Chen, a recent addition to the #cofccommfaculty family.
Dr. Chen joined #cofccomm in 2019. 🍍 Her research interests include crisis communication, nonprofit management communication, issue management, socially mediated strategic communication, and corporate social responsibility. 📚 We found out she is secretly awesome at table tennis (anybody fancy a match?). 🏓 She loves springtime in Charleston and watching campus puppies play. 🐾 If you see her around, make sure to say hi! 👋
Read more about Dr. Chen through our new #PeopleOfCOMM series here:

☕️ #cofccomm students/faculty/staff: Drop by Alumni Hall (2nd floor of Randolph Hall) this morning (10:00-11:00) and warm up with a coffee or tea from College of Charleston President Hsu. Feel free to bring your own mug! ☕️
The College Coffee drop-in series is hosted by President Hsu and the CofC senior leadership team. The series is open to all CofC students, faculty, and staff. Check your Cougar email for more details.
#collegecoffee #collegeofcharleston

🦉 Amazing birds of prey photographs shot by #cofccomm and #cofcstudioart double major Brett Lemmo ‘20 for Charleston’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) this past weekend. Great work, Brett! 📷

Check out more of his SEWE photographs here:

Congratulations Brett on this amazing photo!!! Brett is a senior at CofC, and will be graduating this May. Last semester Brett did an internship with the Post and Courier. He has a double major, Studio Art and Communications. He just received the Post and Courier paid internship for the Summer!

#thecollege #collegeofcharleston #cofcstudioart #studioart #cofcstudioartstudents

Commentary: Bloomberg's "Jeopardy!" strategy could become the norm

✨COMM in the news!✨ Check out #cofccommfaculty member Dr. Vince Benigni's guest column in The Post and Courier: Bloomberg's "Jeopardy!" strategy could become the norm. In 2019, professional sports gambler James Holzhauer obliterated “Jeopardy!” opponents for 33 days en route to earning $2.5 million. The 35-year-old eschewed the game’s long-standing tradition of initially choosing lower-money

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🗓 Today at 3:30 PM
📍 Addlestone Library, Room 227

🗣 This event is FREE and open to the public. Come join us for Dr. Lee’s talk, and enjoy some food and refreshments!

E pluribus unum and the national unity it promised has been haunted throughout American history by its twin, E pluribus pluria.

TODAY at 3:30 College of Charleston Department of Communication's Dr. Michael Lee kicks off the 2020 Faculty Lecture Series with “Disunion: How America Has Stayed Together…Most of the Time.”

Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE; food and refreshments will be available.

Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library & the College of Charleston Honors College.

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