Student Awards

  • By Lizzie Wilcox

    Two high school outcasts stumble across a cannibalistic alien and find themselves caught up in a big government conspiracy. No, this is not breaking news; it is Megan Rico’s screenplay that won her the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting.

  • The University of Miami Debate Team began its year as we did last year, by winning the Novice Division Championship of the Intercollegiate Debate Tournament at Georgia State University, held September 20-22 in Atlanta.  UM entered four two-person teams in the policy debate tournament, held under the auspices of the American Debate Association, the Cross Examination Debate Association, and the National Debate Tournament.  Competition was divided into Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Novice Divisio

  • By Nancy Molina, Graduate Student

    Collaborating with the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, student game developers in the School of Communication have created Zoo Rush, an award-winning adventure game that aims to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and reduce the stigma often associated with the painful inherited blood disorder that slows blood flow.

  • “The thrill of a lifetime” — that’s how Noah DeBonis described seeing his short film, Posthumous, screened last week at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California at the 17th Annual Canes Film Showcase. DeBonis and 15 other School of Communication film students showed seven films at the event, toured studios and got a master class from professionals in the entertainment industry during their three-day trip to Los Angeles.

  • Communication Studies students were honored on May 1 for their achievements throughout the year. 

    Brenda Fernandez was recognized as The Communication Studies Outstanding Senior Award, and the Frazier White Outstanding Communication Studies Student award was received by Krystal Acosta.

    The following Communication Studies majors were inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities:

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