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Phylicia McCorkle | Master of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication | Class of 2013 For Phylicia Mccorkle, baseball means giving back to the community and making an impact. As the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Major League Baseball at the Office of the Commissioner, she works with all 30 clubs as well as with MLB Network and MLB...

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Miranda Kortan | Communication Studies | Class of 2014 (Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga County) As a communications professional, Miranda Kortan is always prepared for the unexpected. A typical day in her role as communications specialist in Cuyahoga County includes proactively developing stories about county projects and initiatives for external...

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Bryan Webb | Public Relations | Class of 2015 Bryan Webb’s job as a digital producer and social media manager for The Ty Bentli Show begins each day before the sun comes up — at 3:15 a.m. to be exact. The internationally syndicated country morning show airs beginning at 5 a.m. As it is broadcast on airwaves in Nashville (where the show is...

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Dan Armelli | Public Relations | Class of 2017 (Photo courtesy of Washington Nationals) As the Washington Nationals marched their way toward a World Series victory in 2019, Kent State alumnus Dan Armelli was the face behind the team’s social media presence. The Mentor, Ohio, native earned a degree in public relations from Kent State in 2017,...

Kent State University public relations students (left to right) Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Ashley Purnell, Molly Spillman, Samantha Ross and Abigail Winternitz are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition. A team of Kent State University public relations students are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition after working on a public relations campaign that would increase funding for childhood cancer research. Each year, the annual competition, hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), calls for PRSSA college...

Kent State University public relations students (left to right) Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Ashley Purnell, Molly Spillman, Samantha Ross and Abigail Winternitz are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition. Senior public relations major Daniel Henderson recently accepted a prestigious internship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. Henderson will be interning in the External Affairs Department and working specifically with the Foreign Policy Program. “CFR’s mission is to inform, not to influence, and they are...

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Cambridge. Photo by Marissa Decker. This May, JMC students are taking their communications talents across the pond. Twenty students in the Global Advertising and Public Relations course are traveling to Dublin and London May 14-30, 2015. JMC Associate Director Dr. Danielle Sarver Coombs and Associate Professor Michele Ewing have organized the course and the trip, and they are...

Cambridge. Photo by Marissa Decker. Communications professionals will discuss the role of social media in public relations and marketing at the eighth annual YouToo Social Media Conference Friday, April 10, at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a networking reception to follow at the Kent State Hotel and Conference...

Cambridge. Photo by Marissa Decker. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) inducted Kent State University’s Michele Ewing, APR, into its College of Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. Ewing is a public relations associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and a longtime resident of the Youngstown,...

Members of Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter pose for a photo after the chapter was named winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at PRSSA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Kent State University the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at its National Conference in Washington, D.C. PRSSA, a national organization composed of students interested in public relations and communications nationwide, presents the Outstanding Chapter award to one chapter...