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September 2019

Calling all public relations alumni! Did senior instructor Lisa Sisk help you launch your career? Now's your chance to give back. Check out this online campaign to name a space in her honor »

Reaching new heights

Cam Byrd is proof that a degree from the College of Information and Communications can take you just about anywhere. That's because the 2009 public relations alumnus is a senior flight service manager for American Airlines. Read more »

The spread of misinformation

What prompts people to share their opinions about vaccines on social media, and what can be done to counter the spread of misinformation? Health communications experts Brooke and Robert McKeever share their research in this article for The Conversation. Read more »

Politics vs. football? It isn't even close!

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is a hot topic on social media in South Carolina, but there's another topic that dwarfs it: Gamecock football. Check out this report from the Social Media Insights Lab for a breakdown of conversations in the Palmetto State. Read more »


Lee Goble (MMC, 2019) has joined Central Carolina Community Foundation in Columbia as communications associate. He is responsible for all digital communications, including the foundation's social media, website, blog and email newsletters. He also assists with the development and execution of individual strategic communications plans for the organization's departments and teams.
Hannah Williams (B.A., 2018) has been hired by Sutherlandgold in New York as an associate account executive.
Jennifer West (MLIS, 2008) has joined Savannah State University's Gordon Library as technical services librarian. She also oversees the special collections.
Ryan Lawson (B.A., 2018) has joined the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center in Charleston as public information coordinator.
Heather Fordham (B.A., 2019) has joined WJLP in Freehold, New Jersey, as a reporter/associate producer.

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September 27: CIC Family Weekend Drop-In
October 4: Let's Talk About Inclusive Excellence Brown Bag Lunch Series with Dr. Tracey Weldon
October 10: SCLA Alumni Tea

November 1: Gamecocks on the Green Details to come!
November 4: Let's Talk About Inclusive Excellence Brown Bag Lunch Series with Ingrid Watkins

Check out the CIC's calendar for a full list of upcoming events.
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