Jessica Williams '17 Comm Graduate Among 21st Century Leaders
May 15, 2017

Jessica Williams '17 of Rockport, was one of ten students to be honored as a 21st Century Leader at Undergraduate Commencement. Williams, a double major in communication and philosophy with a minor in sociology, served as a senator in the Student Government Association and a peer advisor here in the communication department. She worked with the TEDxAmherst team to organize a 750-person conference on campus, interned at WGBH in Boston and PBS in Arlington, Virginia. She also took part in Alternative Spring Break working on service projects in El Paso.

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Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D. Researcher Talks Media and Children
May 5, 2017

Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D., associate professor, in the Amsterdam School of Communication at the University of Amsterdam, visited the Communication Department to talk about her research on children and media. Piotrowski, who is co-author of Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth, gave the lecture in the Comm Hub the day before her book was released.

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Molly Trowbridge Comm Student Honored as Outstanding Intern
Apr 24, 2017
Sophomore Molly Trowbridge has been awarded the Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Intern. During the fall 2016 semester, Molly interned with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren after seeing the opportunity listed in an email from Career Services.

Since 1965, the Furcolo Award has recognized selected students who complete an outstanding internship in either public service or government. Award winners receive a monetary award.

Previously, Molly had interned with State Senator James Timilty, an experience she says helped her get the internship with Warren.

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Friends and Family, Peers and Faculty Celebrate the 6th Annual Comm Student Showcase
Apr 14, 2017

In April, the Comm department honored the winners of this year’s Comm Student Showcase and Awards in the ILC Hub. Students were encouraged to submit their work across the categories of writing, civic engagement/community-based work, audio-visual, research, and rhetoric, speech, and performance. Panels of peers, professors, and alumni chose a handful of works out of the many submissions to be awarded.

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