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Graduation Reception Connects Faculty, Students and Families

The Department of Journalism and Technical Communication hosted more than a hundred students, family members and faculty at this fall’s graduation reception December 15. The reception typically is held prior to the graduation ceremony in Moby Arena. It’s a tradition that allows family members, faculty and graduates to connect one last time before seniors leave the university.

During the reception, the department honored eight Outstanding Graduates. The outstanding graduate designation is an honor bestowed on students who demonstrate superb academic achievement and significant professional progress while completing undergraduate studies.

Faculty members from each of the department’s concentrations nominate candidates for the designation, debate the students’ accomplishments and select those who rise to the top. This year’s honorees, by concentration, are:

Computer-Mediated Communication<

Karissa Ciarlelli

News-Editorial Journalism

Baylie Davis
Brian Park
Sarah Milke

Public Relations

Sarah Rawley
Tara Flanagan

Television News and Video Communication

Matthew Gohl
Monica Gouty
Todd Valentine