Inaugural Communications Fellows Challenge a ‘big success’

The School of Communications hosted its first-ever trivia contest for members of the Communications Fellows program, testing the students’ knowledge of the Tar Heel state, pop culture and other fun facts.

Trivia, check. Video clues from notable alumni, check. Embarrassing outfits and wigs, double check. This week’s inaugural Communications Fellows Challenge featured plenty of fun, laughs, Chick-fil-A catering and a few prizes.

This team of Communications Fellows knows its trivia, winning the inaugural Communications Fellows Challenge. Pictured (from left) are Becca Chase ’24, Britt Mobley ’24, Associate Professor David Bockino, Jenna Manderioli ’24, Dara Grocer ’24, Abbey Goodchild ’24 and Catie Mannato ’24. Photo by John Donohue G’23.

Organized by David Bockino, associate professor of sport management and director of the Communications Fellow program, and Kelly Furnas, senior lecturer in journalism, the March 28 event in LaRose Student Commons pitted 15 teams of Communications Fellows against one another. In addition to questions related to North Carolina history, pop culture and fun facts, the competition included 20-plus video clues from ElonComm alumni.

Owen Crider ’26 (second from left) reacts as his team huddles to answer a trivia question during the Communications Fellow Challenge. Photo courtesy of John Donohue G’23.

“The event was a big success,” said Bockino, who sported a curly blonde wig, sequined shirt and gold chain as the contest’s colorful emcee.

And which team took home the top prize – a gift certificate to The Mark at Elon? That was Becca Chase ’24, Abbey Goodchild ’24, Dara Grocer ’24, Jenna Manderioli ’24, Catie Mannato ’24 and Britt Mobley ’24. It was a big day for Mobley, who was also elected Elon University student body president earlier that evening.

Don’t miss our Flickr gallery highlighting the Challenge!