Communication courses have been offered at Rollins since the College was founded in 1885. In 1985, exactly 100 years after the first classes were held on the Rollins campus, the Hamilton Holt School established an organizational communication major and the College of Arts & Sciences created a communication minor. In the fall 2012 we will offer a new major in Communication Studies.
The Department of Communication provides students with the tools to understand how communication functions, how we use it to create meaning, and how to interpret the messages we receive.
Rollins congratulates the recipients of this year's academic honors and awards,
which are bestowed in recognition of outstanding academic achievement
and meaningful contribution to the Rollins community.
Congratulations to our Communication Studies students who received
awards at the annual Academic Honors & Awards program!
Outstanding Senior Scholar Awards
The four divisions of the College annually select students for Outstanding
Senior Scholar Awards. The recipients must demonstrate outstanding
academic achievement in the major field and in all other academic pursuits.
College of Professional Studies Division
College of Professional Studies
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication
Award for Outstanding Communication Studies Minor
Congratulations to Professor Gournelos!
The Hugh F. McKean Award
Annually selected by the senior class to symbolize the art of quality instruction.
The Class has chosen this year's award recipient to be:
Ted Gournelos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication
The purpose of the event was to bring together students and faculty in the Department of Communication for an upbeat opportunity to mingle, to learn about department
all activities, and to showcase successful ventures in student - faculty collaborative research programs. The marketing, arrangements, and hospitality for the event was planned by students enrolled in COM 130: Event Planning and Communication, taught by Professor Carolyn Planck. Program participants included:
Dr. John Morrison and Yevgueni Vyskrebentsev, examined the “flash mob” as a unique social phenomenon that can serve as a form of political expression in repressive societies;
Dr. Anne Stone and Meredith Lax , presented their research on the role communication plays in improving care for persons living in nursing care facilities;
Dr. Greg Cavenaugh with Drew Phillips and Elissa DeCampli, presented their research on how caregivers for children with autism spectrum disorders give and receive social support;
Dr. Ted Gournelos and Danae Zimmer, presented their research on the role of economic and gender politics in the way we view human trafficking ; and
Dr. Ted Gournelos with Courtney Banker presented the role that TED Talks play in contemporary education.
Communication Students at NCA
Rollins Sweeps the Awards at the Florida Communication Conference!
Here are the winners from Rollins:
Merideth Lax: Improving quality of life for familial caregivers of persons living in nursing homes and A.L.F.’s. won “Top Undergraduate Paper”
Courtney Banker (co-authored with Ted Gournelous): TED Talks and the need for a changing education system. Won “Top professional paper”
Elissa DeCampli: LPE presents: Rollins College – putting the COMM in community. Won “Best overall poster”
Steve Hamblin, Melvin Thompson, and Kris Boodooram: Mobile technology in the classroom from a student’s perspective. Won “Best Crowd Appeal Poster” and “Best Oral Presentation Poster”
John Overberger and Janette Smith: Building Community through Service Excellence: A case study at Rollins College. Won “2nd place Best Overall Poster”
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Feel free to stop by anytime. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., and we are located on the second floor of the 170 W. Fairbanks building (we're number 69 on the campus map).
Department of Communication
1000 Holt Ave. - Box 2777
Winter Park, FL 32789
Sherry Lewis, Administrative Assistant and Web Editor
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