Fresh perspective

Seventeen professionals who serve on the School of Communications Advisory Board came to campus this month, including eight new members who are leaders at places such as Bloomberg News and Merck. With NBC’s Brian Williams as chair and “60 Minutes” producer Michael Radutzky as vice chair, Elon truly has the most impressive and committed professional advisory board in the nation. Board members shared trends in the workplace that can impact our curriculum, spoke in classes and discussed plans to expand the School of Communications at its current location. Read about their meeting here. We’re honored to have such strong support for our students.


Paul Parsons, dean

Two alumni named Top 10
Under 10 award recipients

Katie Sherman ’04, president of the School of Communications Alumni Network, and Amy Reitnouer ’09 were both honored as outstanding alumni from the past decade by the university. They were recognized in a ceremony on campus in April. Read more ...

Four alumni win state journalism awards

Alumni Anna Johnson ’12, Molly McGowan ’10, Scott Muthersbaugh ’06 and Kristin Zachary '09 all received North Carolina Press Association awards in March. Johnson works for the Sanford Herald, Zachary works for the Greenville Daily Reflector while McGowan and Muthersbaugh work for the Burlington Times-News. Read more ...

The Pendulum, Elon Local News win big in awards competitions

Elon University’s two main student news media outlets won several awards from state, regional and national organizations in the last two months. The honors include Online Pacemaker finalist recognition from the Associated Collegiate Press for The Pendulum and a regional honor for Television In-Depth Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists for Elon Local News (formerly Phoenix14News). Related links:

 - The Pendulum honored at state media conference
- The Pendulum recognized at CMA conference
- Elon Local News, Pendulum named regional finalists in SPJ competition
- The Pendulum named Online Pacemaker finalist  

Ross Wade recognized for work with alumni

The Communications Alumni Network recognized Ross Wade, the former assistant director of career services for the School of Communications, as the “World's Most Extraordinary Careers Mentor.” Wade has joined the career services staff at Duke. Read more ...

Elon hosts 4th Media & Religion Conference

The School of Communications hosted a Media & Religion Conference in April, with a keynote address by a Baylor professor and two dozen scholars presenting research. Read more …

Recent News

Three faculty members produce documentary

Associate Dean Don Grady, Associate Professor Vic Costello and Lecturer Staci Saltz wrote and produced a BEA award-winning documentary that shares success stories from the Elon Academy. Read more ...

iMedia student film a finalist for UN Festival

A film produced by Elon Interactive Media master's students Ashley Deese and Kelsey Sullivan was selected as a finalist in the United Nations Forum on Forests contest. Read more ...

Colin Havey ’10 raising money for short film

Colin Havey ’10 is directing the short film “The Hunter’s Head,” which is an adaptation of a short story. His goal is to raise $20,000 by May 8, and he needs the help of generous donors. Read more ...

faculty documentary screened at Full Frame

Assistant Professor Nicole Triche’s new documentary “Taxidermists” was screened at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Read more ...

student elected to PRSSA national committee

Junior Heather Harder was elected Vice President of Member Services for the Public Relations Student Society of America National Committee in April. Read more ...