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May 21st, 2014

PR senior shares her story in Commencement address

Public Relations

Taryana Gilbeau (’14), a senior public relations major, was selected from 56 entries to deliver the student Commencement address in front of an estimated 20,000 guests at Boston University’s 141st Commencement on May 18, 2014. The first in her family to attend college, Gilbeau told the audience, “I wasn’t supposed to be here.” Thanks to […]

November 13th, 2013

COM grad honored by PRSA

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Edward Parham (’94) of Clifton Park, N.Y., director of public relations at Rueckert Advertising and Public Relations, Inc., was recognized last night with the 2013 Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Capital Region Chapter. Handed out at the PRSA’s Empire Awards gala held at The Hilton Albany, the annual honor […]

November 27th, 2012

When the mighty fall, they call Judy

Public Relations

Alumna and crisis advisor Judy Smith (CGS ’78 COM ’80) established a career by managing the secrets of several celebrity clients. Her work even helped inspire the character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) in ABC’s drama Scandal. With the rise of Facebook, hidden cameras and “deleted emails,” these are boom times for Smith and […]

August 30th, 2012

COM highlights from AEJMC conference

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Key faculty from Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) joined communication specialists from universities around the nation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Chicago, August 9 -12. COM also announced its new Division of Emerging Media at a reception for colleagues, faculty, and friends on Thursday, August […]

May 22nd, 2012

Ivellisse Morales wins PR award

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Boston University’s College of Communication has named Ivellisse Morales (’12) of Ansonia, Conn., as the 2012 recipient of the Gerald Powers Public Relations Award, given to a graduating senior who has done outstanding work in the field of public relations. The $2,500 annual award, granted each spring at the discretion of the dean and a […]

May 9th, 2012

COM announces 2012 Blue Chip winners


The annual COM Blue Chip award is given to College of Communication seniors who are leaders at Boston University, the College of Communication or in the community. These students also have demonstrated talents in their area of interest, are involved in professional activities and have excelled academically. This year, the winners include a Redstone winner, […]

April 24th, 2012

COM alumna inspires ABC drama ‘Scandal’

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

She’s helped Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick and BP get beyond life-altering scandals. Now, COM graduate Judy Smith (CGS ’78, COM ’80) is the inspiration for ABC’s “Scandal,” a soapy drama helmed by “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington as a crisis management director. From The Washington Post: Her crisis management and communications […]

October 20th, 2011

Stephen Quigley named Outstanding Educator

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Prof. Stephen Quigley, APR, was awarded the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award during the Monday Luncheon at the PRSA 2011 International Conference. This award honors a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. “I’m […]

July 29th, 2011

Chatting with Nickelodeon intern Bonnie Kim (’12)

Public Relations

Watching cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants paid dividends for Bonnie Kim (’12). Not only did she learn to speak English while watching Nickelodeon as a child, she also turned her love for the network into a summer internship at the network. How did you find out about this internship? Professor [Stephen] Quigley mentioned that MTV was […]

February 22nd, 2011

COM celebrates Harold Burson’s 90th

Public Relations

By Jin Kwon PR Week once called Harold Burson the most influential person of the 20th century. It may have to do the same for the 21st – 10 years in, Burson is 90 years old and still going strong. To celebrate this, COM helped Burson celebrate his 90th birthday with a symposium at the […]