Public Relations

Photo of Jill Golden (left) and Carrie Kandes (right) Kent State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter, along with two School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) alumnae, earned national recognition at the 2020 PRSSA Annual International Conference, Oct. 26-Oct. 29, 2020. Public relations alumna Jill Golden, ’20, of Macedonia, won the highest individual award, the...

Sarah Matthews poses outside of Air Force One. She sometimes travels with the president in her role as Deputy Press Secretary. In the spring of 2017, Sarah Matthews had a tough choice to make when a job offer arrived prior to graduation. “I was told the office could not hold the position until my graduation date, and if I was interested I needed to move to D.C. as soon as possible,” Matthews said. “I jumped at the opportunity and moved to D.C. about a month before...

Imagery from students When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. The students were enrolled in the College of Communication and Information course...

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Imagery from students 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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Imagery from students 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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Imagery from students 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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Imagery from students 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...

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...