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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer is a time when students are free from school and parents scramble to find a camp their child can have fun in, but that is also educational. With so many camp choices, p...

People Spotlight

imageZongchao "Cathy" Li

Because social media use in public relations is a relatively new phenomenon, the body of knowledge is rapidly growing. School of Communication doctoral student Zongchao "Cathy" Li is conducting research to find the numbers behind the online messages.

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.

imageAmi Vitale

Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to more than 85 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Vitale is an Ambassador for Nikon and a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine.

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