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imageCathy Li

A doctoral student at the School of Communication, Zongchao "Cathy" Li received a graduate assistantship award from the University of Miami to pursue a master's degree in public relations. The school also provided full tuition and a three-year stipend to complete a Ph.D.

imageMatthew Fernandez

Since joining the School, Matthew has become an impressive student leader. He serves as Co-Chair of the Dean’s Student Circle and Peer Mentor Program, he’s worked at UMTV, and he was named the SoC’s Outstanding Student Worker in 2014 for his work in the Office of Academic Services.

imageAlex DiPrato

In his pursuit of his dream career as a reporter, DiPrato used his spare time to shadow WSVN journalists in the field and create his own sample news packages for a demo reel, which he sent to news stations around the country. His first reporting job offer came from the ABC news station in Tallahassee.

imageKim Grinfeder

Kim Grinfeder is Director of the Interactive Media Program and an Associate Professor. Kim teaches his students how to build awesome websites. He is particularly proud of his students, who have also won multiple awards and were finalists at the Webbys and SXSW.

From the Students

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"The SoC connects you with people who are legitimate social change makers. That kind of idealism with the practical application behind it is really powerful."

- Randall Martinez, Ph.D. student

"It sounds like a cliché but UM has prepared me for life. I think the school offers the best in academics, allowing students to really think, and think critically."

- Chelsea Wortham, B.S.C. ‘14

"Once I went throughout and toured the studios at the SoC, and I could envision myself sitting there and anchoring one of the shows … That really kind of sealed the deal for me."

- Christian Smith, B.S.C. ‘14

"Alumni I worked with on the National Student Advertising Competition are now doing amazing things in the industry. We work really hard here, and we won't settle for anything but the best."

- Alexis Plair, B.S.C. ‘14