School of Communication Studies

College of Communication & Information

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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Corey Scott | Communication Studies | Class of 2017 While he was a communication studies student at Kent State University, Corey Scott had an interest in sports communications and marketing. But he knew he’d have to develop a wide range of skillsets to get him to where he wanted to be. So he got to work: pursuing a minor in public relations and...

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Brittany Neish | Communication Studies | Class of 2011 From creating content and going on photoshoots, to working with influencers, no two days are the same for Kent State alumna Brittany Neish. As the senior global social media strategist for Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group (GPG), Brittany manages 37 social accounts for Moen, the number...

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JaRel Clay | Communication Studies | Class of 2011 Since graduating from Kent State less than 10 years ago, JaRel Clay has traveled the United States while working for Edelman, one of the country’s largest public relations firms; created a digital media platform for a national security think tank; and managed coalitions for a progressive...

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All applicants must be Communication Studies majors.  The deadline for applications is February 1st. The application process is now closed.  Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Arnold And Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship Award amount: $200  Required concentration: Global Communication Other criteria: Student must be an undergraduate...

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies has named communication scholar Paul Leonardi, Ph.D., the L. Leroy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecturer. Professor Leonardi will visit campus Sept. 17-19 to meet one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to review their research agendas; to visit classes to discuss his...

Kent State University at Trumbull student Sarah Heavner will play the role of a costumed character during her internship at Disney World this fall. Ms. Heavner is a communication studies major and minoring in theatre. Anything your heart desires will come to you, especially if you put in the work. Just ask Sarah Heavner of Kent State University at Trumbull. Ms. Heavner, who is majoring in communication studies and minoring in theatre, recently earned an internship with Walt Disney World for this coming fall. While there, she will dress and play the role of a...

Communication Studies major Matti-Lynn Chrisman celebrates after being crowned Miss Ohio 2018. Photo credit: Matti-Lynn Chrisman Beauty, brains, poise and talent were on full display at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 16 where Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman bested 19 other beauty queens to win the crown and title of Miss Ohio 2018. Ms. Chrisman follows in the footsteps of former Kent State students Heather Wells and Sarah...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other...

COMM part-time instructor Bill Kelvin earned the 2017 People 2017’s “People’s Choice” award winner at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was William Kelvin, a part-time instructor in the School of Communication Studies who is working toward his Ph.D. in Communication and Information. This was Kelvin's third time at 3MT, and his topic was the Shen Yun Chinese dance company and its complex...