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CATEGORIES: Alumni Updates

Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.

Victoria Patterson’s journey after graduating from Iowa State has proven time and again that Communication Studies was the right degree for her. Victoria graduated in 2015 with a major in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Mass Communication and Apparel Merchandising. After graduating, Victoria’s first job was as a recruiter, which began her career … Continue reading Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.

CATEGORIES: Alumni Updates

Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth

Dr. Lauren Johnsen (she/her/hers) graduated from ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and Environmental Studies, a minor in English Literature, and a certificate in Community Leadership and Public Service (now known as Leadership Studies) in 2014. With an already accomplished resume, Dr. Johnsen knew exactly waht she wanted to do: get a doctorate in … Continue reading Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth

CATEGORIES: Awards & Accolades, News

ISU Communication Studies Program inducted into Lambda Pi Eta

Iowa State University’s Communication Studies Program was recently inducted as an official chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society for communication majors. We received the exciting news in April. “I am thrilled that our students will be able to get this recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Stacy … Continue reading ISU Communication Studies Program inducted into Lambda Pi Eta

Grace Snyder and Caleb Woods Recognized by Dean Schmittman

Communication Studies students Grace Snyder (Junior, PR/COMST) and Caleb Woods (Senior, PR; COMST minor) were recently recognized by LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Newsletter. “We’ve even discovered students creating resources for other students. Grace Snyder and Caleb Woods, students who are currently taking communication studies classes, created reference materials … Continue reading Grace Snyder and Caleb Woods Recognized by Dean Schmittman

CATEGORIES: Alumni Updates

Elizabeth Settles (’18 COMST) | Program Assistant, Communication Studies

When Elizabeth Settles (she/her/hers) graduated from ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and a certificate in Leadership Studies in 2018, she couldn’t have imagined how this combination would uniquely qualify her for the job she has now. “I am the Program Assistant for Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.” Elizabeth also … Continue reading Elizabeth Settles (’18 COMST) | Program Assistant, Communication Studies

CATEGORIES: Student Spotlights

Kat Jones, Senior

Mary Katherine “Kat” Jones (she/her/hers) is a senior at Iowa State majoring in Marketing. Kat is an athlete on the Iowa State Swimming and Diving team, which means her schedule is incredibly busy. Athletes on campus balance more than just their coursework–workouts, practice, and meets at home and away take up a lot of their … Continue reading Kat Jones, Senior

CATEGORIES: Faculty Focus

Meet Dr. Mary Fornoff

In the past year, Communication Studies has continued to grow and prosper at Iowa State. Our program was very fortunate to be able to make an incredibly talented and experienced hire. Dr. Mary Fornoff (she/her/hers) began teaching at Iowa State in the Fall of 2019. “I took a few Communication courses in college and found … Continue reading Meet Dr. Mary Fornoff