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School students and faculty presenting Piedmont Family Services
with items from annual Holiday gift drive.
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The School is actively engaged with service learning and curricular service
projects. It also produces a robust Communication Week to promote the
professional and public service components of the discipline.
NQSC faculty are active with professional discipline-related organizations as
well as community groups, for which many faculty serve as board members.
Although the School is relatively new and has a small alumni base, it has
made every attempt to maintain regular communication with its alumni.
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1. Summarize the professional and public service
activities undertaken by the unit. Include operation of
campus media if under control of the unit; short
courses, continuing education, institutes, high school
and college press meetings; judging of contests;
sponsorship of speakers addressing communication
issues of public consequence and concern; and
similar activities.
High Point University is committed to modeling a life of service for our
undergraduates. The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
(NQSC/School) sponsors professional and public service activities through
both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Below are some
examples of how our unit engages in service:
Service Learning and other Curricular Service Projects
The NQSC embeds public service as a component in many of its courses.
Much of the program’s curricular-based public service is affiliated with the
university’s Service Learning Program, whose mission is to “engage students
in an experiential and interdisciplinary learning environment that promotes
their understanding of and commitment to responsible civic leadership.”
Faculty create service learning-designated courses that apply classroom
instruction toward real-world service.
In one notable example, Dr. Shannon Campbell’s COM 4415—Strategic
Communication Campaign Management class worked with the newly
formed Greater High Point Food Alliance, an organization committed to
ending food insecurity in High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown.
Students created social media and traditional media campaigns for the
Food Alliance. They also produced the largest food summit ever held in the
United States, and created the “Can You Cook It” event, an Iron Chef-style
competition in which chefs create meals using food found only in pantry
boxes given to needy families. These students’ efforts were recognized by
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the City of High Point and the Chamber of Commerce, and generated
significant free local media coverage.
The School’s undergraduate in-class service projects have included:
 COM 3313—Feature Writing, which has worked with the after-school
program Operation Xcel, as well as the Salvation Army Boys & Girls
Club, Helping Hands, and World Relief.
 COM 3322—Character and User-Interface Design, which has worked
with the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
 COM 3335—Message Development for Health Communication, which
has worked with the High Point Center for Children and Families.
 COM 3385—Applied Research in Strategic Communication, which has
worked with Thomasville High School on a teen pregnancy
prevention campaign, and with the Davidson County Health
 COM 4415—Strategic Communication Campaign Management, which
worked with the Greater High Point Food Alliance, the High Point
YWCA, the Shepherd’s Center, GO FAR (Go Out For A Run), High
Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV), High Point Swim Club,
High Point Arts Council, Youth Network, Sisters Helping Sisters, and
the Coltrane Jazz Festival.
 COM 4998—Research Methods, which worked with the Guilford
County Health Department, and with the High Point Arts Council.
Press releases and media coverage for some of these projects are provided
on pages 8-5 through 8-9 below.
Further, the NQSC’s graduate students produce campaigns for local nonprofit groups, including High Point-area high schools, the Piedmont
Authority for Regional Transportation, Thomasville High School, the
Davidson County Health Department, and Cancer Services Inc. of WinstonSalem.
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people working to alleviate hunger, and people who want to get involved to break out of our silos,
communicate across agencies, share best practices, better coordinate services, and create strategic
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Communication Week
Each spring, the School sponsors a Communication Week, a series of
speakers and events that covers communication issues of public
consequence and concern. Students attend lectures by journalists and
broadcasters, engage in debates covering First Amendment issues, and
present research and productions. More information about Communication
Week is covered below in item 3.
Student Media
The School also supports two campus media channels. is a
student-run streaming radio site that allows students to produce weekly
music and sports programming. streams video productions
produced by communication classes and the student-run television
organization, the High Point Broadcast Society. Programs include HPU News,
Panther Sports, and submissions to the semi-annual 48-Hour Film Festivals.
The University also supports SportsLink—a student group that broadcasts
High Point’s home sporting events—and the campus newspaper Campus
Other activities
The NQSC sponsors tours for Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops and
school groups.
The School’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists serves
as judges for high school essay contests.
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The NQSC sponsors a holiday gift drive each year to benefit needy
families in the High Point area. The gift drive has partnered with
Family Services of the Piedmont and Family Services of Davidson
2. List examples of professional and public service
activities undertaken by members of the faculty in
the past six years (before the self-study year). Please
do not refer team members to faculty vitae for this
information. Do not include service to the unit or
institution; this information should be presented in
Standard 1.
NQSC faculty serve many local and national community and professional
organizations. Many are active members of AEJMC, serving at conferences
as panelists, moderators, and presenters, as well as in division governance.
Other professional communication association memberships, most with
some type of active involvement, include, but are not limited to, the
Broadcast Education Association, the National Communication Association,
Eastern States Communication Association, Western States Communication
Association, Association for Business Communication, Korean American
Communication Association, International Communication Association,
Association of Schools of Education and Mass Communication, and
Religious Communication Association.
NQSC faculty also belong to and actively participate in additional
professional associations based on their field of expertise. This includes,
but is not limited to, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, University
Film and Video Association, International Association for the Fantastic in
the Arts, National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, Society of
Professional Journalists, National Popular Culture Association, National
Women’s Studies Association, American Culture Association, Modern
Language Association, American Public Health Association, International
Digital Media and Arts Association, Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, Public Relations Society of America, International Festivals &
Events Association, North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events,
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Northeast Popular Culture Association, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association,
Asian American Journalists Association, and the National Association of
Television Program Executives.
Several faculty are on editorial boards or serve as reviewers for professional
journals, including International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, Journal
of Gender Studies, Journal of Communication Monographs, Feminist Media
Studies, Journal of International Communication, International Journal of
Communication, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Social
Problems, Social Work in Health Care, International Journal of
Environmental Research, Communication Research, Human Communication
Research, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication,
Western Journal of Communication, Communication Law and Policy, Journal
of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Media and Religion, and New Media
and Society.
The NQSC faculty’s public service activities are varied. They contribute time
and energy to several local public service organizations in the community,
ranging from the Junior League of High Point to High Point Center for
Children and Families, from Food Assistance of Greensboro to the
Greensboro Skill Sharing Center, from the High Point Community Against
Violence to the High Point Chamber of Commerce, and from the Old North
State Boy Scout Council to the Triad Area Film Commission.
As might be expected, one group that faculty have also connected with in
the local area is the arts community. Faculty sit on the board of the High
Point Arts Council and have provided assistance with marketing campaigns,
have acted as judges and ambassadors for numerous film festivals, and
have made presentations to aspiring film makers. One faculty sits on the
community advisory board of the local Winston-Salem NPR radio station;
another serves as the facilitator between open-government advocates and
the state legislature attempting to create a state version of C-SPAN.
Faculty also participate with national organizations with a local presence
including Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, and Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority. Faculty work with local youth as mentors in nonprofit organizational settings such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts,
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and youth league baseball as well as serving on the governing boards of
these groups.
Direct public service to the youth of the community extends into the local
school system with faculty working with elementary through high school
students on projects such as non-fiction writing and documentary filmmaking. Faculty serve on PTAs, organize performing art series, and
coordinate high school safe driving campaigns.
The following is a list of professional and public service activities and
memberships by current faculty while at High Point University since 2008:
KRISTINA BELL (Hired full-time in 2009)
Instructor of Communication
Ambassador, RiverRun International Film Festival
Judge, Carolina Film and Video Festival
Assistant Professor of Event Management
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events
Reviewer, International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality
President’s Council, International Festival and Event Association
Arizona Parks & Recreation Association
Associate Professor of Communication
Reviewer, Journal of Gender Studies
Reviewer, Journal of Communication Monographs
Junior League of High Point
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Board member, Greater High Pont Food Alliance
Associate Professor of Communication
Guest Editor, Editorial Board Member, Feminist Media Studies
Reviewer, Sage Open
Reviewer, Global Media & Communication
Reviewer, International Journal of Communication
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Reviewer, International Communication Division, AEJMC
Reviewer, Social Movement Studies
Editorial Board Member, LPH Undergraduate Student Journal
Reviewer, Journal of American Behavioral Scientist
Reviewer, Social Problems
Reviewer, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Panel Chair, National Communication Association
Professor of Communication
Manuscript reviewer, Criticism
Editorial Board, Reviewer, Studies in American Humor
Reviewer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Reviewer, Oxford University Press
Reviewer, Sage Publications
Guest, The State of Things, North Carolina Public Radio
University Film and Video Association
The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem
Assistant Professor of Communication
Festival of Media Arts Judge, Broadcast Education Association
University Film and Video Association
Judge, The 48-Hour Film Festival, Greensboro, North Carolina
Judge, Emcee, The Turntable 48-Hour Music Video Festival
Judge, Annual UNCG Festival, Greensboro, North Carolina
Board Member, Equipment Manager, Lake Townsend Yacht Club
Second Harvest Food Bank
Volunteer, Out of the Garden Project, Guilford & Forsyth Counties, North
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
Reviewer, Eastern Communication Association
Reviewer, Western States Communication Association
Rhetoric Subcommittee Chair, Association for Business Communication
Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont
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Editor and Writer, American Heart Association of Guilford
Associate Professor of Communication
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
University Film Video Association
Division Head and Conference Session Chair, International Association for the
Fantastic in the Arts
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
Associated College Press
College Media Advisors
Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Instructor of Communication
Presenter of Backyard Edible Vegetation, Greensboro Skill Sharing
Presenter of Self-Publishing with Free Software, Greensboro Hand to Hand
Presenter of Applications of 3D Simulation, Guilford Alumni Art Exchange
Professor of Communication
Panel Chair, National Popular Culture Association
National Communication Association
National Women’s Studies Association
American Culture Associations
Council of Undergraduate Research
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Modern Language Association
International Communication Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta
International English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta
Dudley High School, Mentor
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Assistant Professor of Communication
Journal Committee, Korean American Communication Association
Reviewer, Social Work in Health Care
Reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal Reviewer and Member, American Public Health Association
Reviewer, Journal of Health Communication
Board Member, Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, and Journal Reviewer,
International Communication Association
Reviewer, Eastern Communication Association
Reviewer, AEJMC
Reviewer, National Communication Association
Assistant Professor of Communication
University Film and Video Association
Eastern Communication Association
Judge, Council for Support and Advancement of Education
International Digital Media and Arts Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Panelist, Charlotte Film Festival
Panelist, Carolina Film and Video Festival
Panelist, Ackland Art Museum Film Forum
Panelist, Cucalorus Film Festival
Panelist, Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
Panelist, DC Shorts Film Festival
Panelist, Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival
Presenter, UNCG Young Writers’ Camp for Middle and High School Students
Presenter on Documentary Filmmaking, Wake Forest University
Presenter, Triad Final Cut Pro Users Group
Volunteer, Food Assistance, Inc.
Coach, Jamestown Youth League Baseball
Mills Road Elementary PTA
The Learning Palette Preschool PTA
Student Mentor, Trinity High School
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Assistant Professor of Communication
New hire. None at High Point University.
JOHN LUECKE (2008, retired 2013)
Associate Professor of Communication
AFS Intercultural Program
Greensboro College International Affairs Council of the Triad
Professional Development Committee, Public Relations Society of America,
Tarheel Chapter
Board of Directors, Piedmont Triad Council for International Visitors
Associate Professor of Sport Management
North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
Dance, and Sport Management
President-elect, Vice-President, North Carolina Sport Management Coalition
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Associate Professor of Communication
New Hire. None at High Point University.
Associate Professor of Communication
Grant Reviewer, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg CORE Programme
Award Selection Committee, National Communication Association
Legislative Steering Committee, Western States Communication Association
International Communication Association
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Reviewer, Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication
Reviewer, Human Communication Research
Reviewer, Western Journal of Communication
Reviewer, Studies in American Humor
Reviewer, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Reviewer, Journal of Action Research
High Point Area Arts Council Board
High Point High Schools Safe Driving Project
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Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
Media Masters International
Have Faith, Be Strong
New hire. None at High Point University.
Instructor of Communication
Judge, Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
First Wesleyan Church
Volunteer, Compassion Performing Arts Series
DAVID RADANOVICH (Hired full-time 2015)
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
Public Relations Society of America
International Association of Business Communicators
Public Relations Division, AEJMC
Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Awards Committee
Assistant Professor of Communication
Editorial Board, Communication Law and Policy
Editorial Board, Journal of Media Law and Ethics
Reviewer, Panel Moderator, Law and Policy Division, AEJMC
UNC Center for Media Law and Policy
Assistant Professor of Communication
Public Relations Society of America
Presenter, High Point Chamber of Commerce
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Associate Professor of Communication
Chair, Teaching Chair, Research Co-Chair, Religion and Media Interest Group,
National Communication Association
Religious Communication Association
Reviewer, Journal of Media and Religion
Reviewer, Global Media Journal
Panel Chair, Northeast Popular Culture Association
Member, Sunday School teacher, Emerywood Baptist Church
Dean of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Education Committee, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
Broadcast Education Association
National Communication Association
Association of Schools of Education and Mass Communication
Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, Greensboro
Executive Board, Triad Area Film Commission
Reviewer, Law Division, AEJMC
Reviewer, Southeast Colloquium
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication
Video producer, United Way of Davidson County.
Video Producer, Memorial United Methodist Church, Thomasville, North
YAN YANG (2010)
Assistant Professor of Communication
National Association of Television Program Executives
Reviewer, Journalism Division, International Communication Association
Reviewer, Teaching Chair, Media Management and Economics Division, AEJMC
Asian American Journalists Association
World Media Economics and Management
Reviewer, New Media and Society
Community Advisory Board, WFDD
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3. Describe the unit’s contact with alumni,
professionals and professional organizations to keep
curriculum and instruction, whether online or onsite,
current and to promote the exchange of ideas.
Contact may include alumni and professional
involvement on advisory boards, curriculum
development, guest speaking, placement, internships,
and fund raising.
The NQSC connects with alumni, professionals and professional
organizations in several formal ways.
Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Dean’s Advisory
This voluntary external advisory body provides counsel to the dean on
professional trends that might affect the NQSC’s curriculum and program
planning. The council also serves as a liaison between the NQSC’s current
students and the professional world, especially in guiding students as they
enter the workforce. Additionally, the Council helps the NQSC
Administration assess the quality of its product, the graduating
communication major, and assure that the school is meeting its
instructional, research, and public service mission.
Chair: David Neal, Executive Producer, Fox Sports 1
Lenora Billings-Harris, President, Excel Development Systems
Megan Garafola, Digital Strategist, Ogilvy
Jeff Gauger, Executive Editor, Greensboro News & Record
David Goren, Executive Director, National Sportscasters and
Sportswriters Association
Kristi Griggs, President, G-Force Marketing Solutions
William B. Hansen, Ph.D., President, Tanglewood Research
James E. Himes, Jr., President/General Manager, WGHP Television
Bernie Mann, President, Mann Media
John T. Mims, APR, Senior Partner, Altyris, Inc.
Steve Mitchem, Publisher, US Airways Magazine
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Kathryn Mobley, Senior Producer, WFDD Radio
Lisa Powell, Vice President of Sales, Entercom Communications
Faculty Membership in Professional Organizations
NQSC faculty are members of a wide variety of professional organizations
where meetings, publications, websites, and periodic conferences enable
them to maintain relationships with professionals and peers in their fields
who operate outside the academic sphere.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
American Public Health Association
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Broadcast Education Association
Carolina’s Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society
Eastern Communication Association
Entertainment Software Association
High Point Arts Council
Hollywood Radio and Television Society
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
International Communication Association
International Digital Media and Arts Association
International Game Developers Association
International Festivals & Events Association
International Radio and Television Society
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Korean American Communication Association
Mastermedia International
National Association of Black Journalists
National Communication Association
National Women’s Studies Association
North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events
Popular Culture Association
Public Relations Society of America
Public Relations Student Society of America
River Run International Film Festival
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society of Professional Journalists
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Tar Heel Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
Television Critics Association
The Society for Film and Television Studies
University Film & Video Association
Conferences 2014/2015
NQSC faculty participate in, and contribute to, multiple academic and
professional conferences. The following is a list of some conferences School
members participated in during the 2014/2015 school year:
AEJMC Conference
Broadcast Education Association Conference
East Coast Game Conference
Health Communication, Marketing and Media Conference
Integrated Marketing Communication Conference
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Conference
International Communication Association Conference
International Festival and Events Association Conference
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference
National Communication Association Conference
PAX East 2015 Conference
“Produced by” Conference sponsored by the Producers Guild of America
University Film and Video Association Conference
Guest Speakers
The following outside speakers have made presentations since 2008 to
students on campus and engaged in question-and-answer sessions. These
visitors to the School of Communication offer students a chance to hear
from real-world professionals working in fields they may pursue following
Lorraine Ahearn
Omar Ali
Melvin Alston
Sahar Amer
Melissa Anderson
Dale Baker
Reporter, News & Record
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Guilford County Board
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
HPU Event Planner
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Rae Bazzarre
Michael Beitler
Jason Berry
Crisis PR; head of Lance Armstrong Foundation
Lt. Governor Candidate
Pulitzer Center, “Pope Frances and the Church at
Crossroads of Reform”
Tracie Blackmon
Director of PR and Marketing, High Point Regional
Health System
Jane Blackwell
Assistant VP and Community Relations Officer, High
Point Bank
Marben Bland
Social Media Strategist
Pamela Brown
Anchor and Reporter, CNN
Martin Buchanan
Executive Creative Director, Trone Brand Energy
Bob Buckley
Reporter, FOX 8
Lizzie Buckthorpe
Producer & Reporter, WRBL, HPU alum
Joe Cabosky
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Nathalie Cadet-James Event Planner, Luxe Fete
Brian Castner
Pulitzer Center, “Fighting Ebola in Liberia”
Brian Clarey
Editor-in-chief, Triad City Beat
Doug Clark
News & Record
Howard Coble
US Congressman, NC-10
Joy Cook
Twitter Strategist and Delegate for DNC
Steffi Cook
Account Executive, Moxie Interactive
Bob Costner
Managing Editor, Senior Reporter, News 14
Josie Cothran
Music Director, Assistant Program Director, Talent,
Liz Crawford
Sports Anchor, WFMY
Russell D’Souza
Vice President of Global Financial Services,
Hanesbrands, Inc.
Mary Dalton
Filmmaker, Living in the Overlap
Kevin Daniels
News Director, WGHP
Kristen Daukas
Social Media Strategist
Meghan Dhaliwal
Multimedia Projects Coordinator, Pulitzer Center
Jeff Dudash
Senior Manager, NCR Public Relations
Linda Durrett
Communications and Public Relations Manager,
Charlotte DOT
Lisa Famiglietti
Producer, WXXI
David Fenster
Director, Pincus
Jennifer Fernandez News & Record
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Danny Harnden
Cheryl Hatch
Pam Haynes
Cindy Hill
Chris Holmes
Steve Hott
Jenny Hwa
Karen Jacobsen
Alexes Johnson
Grant Johnson
Paul Johnson
Krista Johnston
Eason Jordan
Ken Koziol
Susan Ladd
Julie Luck
Doug Mead
Alison Meyers
Matt McGee
Kellie McLeod
Neil McNeil
Michael McQueen
Monique Moffitt
Christine Moore
Don Moore
Nora Murray
Anthony Ndege
Megan Garafola
Pam Goldberg
Cynthia Gorney
Kristi Griggs
Scott Gustin
Keith Hale
Phyllis Hardin
Digital Strategist, Social @ Ogilvy
Goldberg Marketing & PR
National Geographic, Pulitzer Center
President, G Force Marketing
Social Media Executive Producer, WGHP
Photojournalist, FOX 8
Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Piedmont
Sportscaster, FOX 8
Pulitzer Center, “Fighting Ebola in Liberia”
HPU, High Point Enterprise
Filmmaker, Living in the Overlap
International Film Festival PR
Freelance Audio Technician
International Film Festival PR
“GPS Girl” (voice of)
Account Coordinator, PR and Social Influence
Hooper Funeral Home
High Point Enterprise
Staff Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Piedmont
CNN News Executive
President, Entertainment Solutions
News & Record
Anchor, FOX 8
Sports Editor, Winston-Salem Journal
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Choral Director
Career Adviser, HPU Career and Internship Services
Director of PR and Content, Sales Factory and
M&M Meetings and Event Planning
HPU Technical Operations Manager
Producer, WXII
Occupy Movement
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David Neal
David Nordstrom
Melissa Painter
Angelique Perrin
Nishaka Proctor
Bob Rathbun
Tim Rickard
Matt Ritter
Wendy Rivers
Fox Sports 1
Lead Actor, Pincus
Anchor, FOX 8
Actress, former HPU student
Events with Excellence
TNT Sportscaster
Graphic designer, News & Record
Experimental Research Design
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the
Piedmont Triad
Dr. Richard Rosen
Internal Medicine
Jeri Rowe
Columnist, News & Record
Jenny Rowland
VP Account Planner, Trone Advertising
David Ruden
Chair, NC GOP
Anita Sarkeesian
Larry Schell
Business Manager, WFMY
Jim Schlosser
News & Record
Jen Scully
APA Style and Library Databases
Jack Shaheen
Hollywood Consultant on Arab portrayals
Tye Smith
Director, KGAN
Matthew Paul Turner Writer
Jimmy Tomlin
High Point Enterprise
Aaron Vannoy
Web Design & Development, Alderman Company
Patti Wheeler
President, Wheeler Television
Vince Wheeler
High Point Enterprise
Doug Witcher
CEO, Smart Choice Insurance
Ashantia Wright
Start 2 Finish Planning and Gifts Company
Patricia Yancey
Christian Zavisca
Digital Editor, Winston-Salem Journal
Phoebe Zerwick
Investigative Journalist
Communication Week
In addition to the in-class guest speakers noted above, the NQSC hosts
several professionals as part of our annual Communication Week.
Communication Week events allow students and faculty many
opportunities to interact with, and learn from, communication
professionals across several disciplines. In the 2015 Com Week alone, NQSC
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students attended presentations and question-answer sessions by
documentary filmmakers, an international event planner, and awardwinning journalists covering the Liberian Ebola crisis.
The NQSC sponsored the following speakers through our Communication
Week events:
Rae Bazzarre
Jason Berry
Nathalie Cadet-James
Brian Castner & Cheryl Hatch
Mary Dalton & Cindy Hill
Daniel Grossman
Anita Sarkeesian
David Neal
Jack Shaheen
The Com Week 2015 flyer is below.
The MACH 1 Group
Pulitzer Center
International Event Planner
Pulitzer Center
Documentarians, Living in the Overlap
Pulitzer Center
Fox Sports 1
Hollywood consultant on Arab
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Adjunct Faculty
The School’s adjunct faculty bring a wide range of experience to the
classrooms where they provide instruction. Many adjuncts remain
employed outside NQSC.
The following is a list of adjunct faculty from the 2014-2015 academic year,
along with their professional work:
Candice Edrington, Marketing, Public Relations, Joy Cook PR Group
Doug Hall, Freshman Success Coach, HPU
Ruth Kinzey, Former Senior VP of Communications for Stop and Shop,
Quincy, MA
Marissa Lowe, Nonprofit Management, World Relief, Baltimore
John Luecke, Professional public relations experience, Rexnor; Blue
Horse PR, Milwaukee
Joel McIver, Publisher, Jury View Magazine, Greensboro
David Radanovich, former Communications Manager, Northeast Utilities
Matt Ritter, Former Managing Editor, Internet Broadcasting, Greensboro
Jim Scott, Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Announcer, Former Creative
Services Director for Entercom
Brett Sowell, VP of Digital Assets and University Partnerships, IMG
College, Winston-Salem
Matt Wells, Producer, 107.5 WKZL
4. Describe the unit’s methods for communicating
with alumni, such as newsletters or other
publications or the online link for communication
during the previous academic year.
As a relatively young program, the NQSC has a small-but-growing alumni
base. As of July 2015, the contact list has 390 alumni, with whom the
department maintains contact in several ways.
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High Point University Website
The university administration maintains the “Academics” section of High
Point university website which profiles the NQSC. The dean’s administrative
assistant is allowed to make periodic additions and updates to this
platform as long as they are synchronized with the existing layout and
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The COM 2265—Publicity Methods class produced the School’s first alumni
newsletter in spring 2015. The length and frequency of future efforts in this
area are still being determined, but we anticipate having future COM-2265
students produce and distribute an alumni newsletter two-to-four times per
academic year.
The online newsletter is posted at A screen shot
of the page is included below on page 8-28.
Alumni/Student LinkedIn Group
Kellie McLeod, the former representative from the university’s Office of
Career and Professional Development, has managed the LinkedIn Group
titled “High Point University, Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.”
The School’s page has over 300 members, made up of current students and
alumni. Only communication majors or minors are accepted into this group.
Dr. Linda Gretton has taken over these duties from Kellie McLeod beginning
October 2015.
A screen shot of the page is included on page 8-29 below.
Facebook Page
The NQSC Facebook page is administered by Phil Watson, Assistant
Professor of the Practice of Communication. Mr. Watson updates the page
several times weekly during the months that school is in session. Student
and faculty awards, campus events, off-campus activities, hiring
announcements, and scholarship opportunities are the most frequent
content. The NQSC Facebook page has over 1,000.
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The page is at A screen shot is included
beginning on page 8-30 below.
High Point University Magazine
The university’s Office of Communications produces High Point University
Magazine, a semi-annual publication mailed to all University alumni. The
magazine covers current goings-on at the university, including new
programs and initiatives, recent events, and alumni updates.
The current issue of High Point University Magazine is available for review
in the workroom. Recent stories of the School of Communication and its
students are included below.
NQSC Online Alumni Newsletter, “Q the News”
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NQSC LinkedIn Group:
Highlights from the NQSC Facebook page follow:
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ACEJMC Standard 8
Communication-related highlights from High Point University Magazine:
Winter 2014
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Spring 2013
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5. Describe the unit’s support of scholastic (high
school) journalism, including workshops, visiting
lectures, critiques of student work, etc.
The High Point University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
provides student judges for high school essay contests focusing on First
Amendment issues at both the state and national level. Students read and
ranked essays entered in these competitions sponsored by the Society of
Professional Journalists.