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Local Kent State Senior Scholar Honored by School of Communication Studies

UPublish story by Anne Dudley

KENT, OH (Dec. 13, 2012) – Daniel Smith has been recognized as a Senior Scholar by the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University. Senior Scholars Award recipients are nominated by faculty for their academic success and potential for excellence in their future career or graduate education. Award criteria include grade point average, analytic skills, critical thinking, initiative and creativity. Smith is among 42 chosen recognized at the second annual Senior Scholars Award reception in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall, on the Kent campus. The event was held Nov. 8, 2012.

Smith is a resident of Akron and was homeschooled.

Communication Studies is the eighth largest major at Kent State and graduates more than 200 students each year. “This is a very special group of students with enormous potential,” Director of the School of Communication Studies Paul Haridakis, Ph.D. said. “We’re thrilled that these students will join the tradition of alumni who make our School proud.”

Professor Rebecca Cline, Ph.D. founded the award and recognition event in 2011 to share the faculty’s confidence in the capabilities of top-achieving communication studies students.

Alumni of the Master of Arts program in Communication Studies will speak to students about their achievements and how earning a graduate degree in communication expanded their career and offered advanced employment opportunities. Professor George Cheney, Ph.D., will also present career tools for launching a career in communication.

The School of Communication Studies is one of the four schools in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State. Established in 1932, the School is celebrating its 80th year as a discipline. The school offers undergraduate degrees in global, health, interpersonal, organizational, public and applied communication. Graduate degrees are offered in interpersonal, mediated and mass communication, health and global communication.

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