Comm Studies Alum Shared her Insights from the CDC
Michelle Johns (BA, 97; MA, 99) is as a health communication specialist for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s office in Atlanta, GA. On September 21st, 2017, she discussed her expertise related to health communication and persuasion, as well as her work on the successful National Tobacco Education Campaign entitled Tips From Former Smokers. Michelle credits much of her professional success to the lessons she learned in the Department of Communication Studies at NMSU.
Department of Communication Studies
Mike Halliwell’s Spring 2017 Persuasion Theory class developed persuasive campaigns to raise money for local charities. Read more about their experiential learning projects here.
College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies MA student Ahmed Dadzie received the Spring 2017 Dean’s Graduate Award for Excellence. The award is presented to a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences who exemplifies exceptional academic achievement, integrity, leadership, and service to the NMSU community. Ahmed is a Spring 2017 graduate of the Communication Studies MA program.
Communication Studies Alumna is successful author, motivational speaker, and community engagement specialist
After graduating from NMSU, Merj created the Complicated Conversations Post-9/11 Project, a self-funded program in which she engages members of different communities in difficult conversations about the most pressing issues facing Americans and people around the world today. Among her most notable accomplishments are her Let’s Talk (It’s Time America) podcast and her #jump4thevets skydiving events.
In Fall 2016, NMSU hosted HARVEST: An evening of song, dance, and ceremony with Robert Mirabal.
Mirabal, a Pueblo musician from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, is a two-time Grammy winner and a world-renowned Native American flute player. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Music, and the Military and Veterans Program.
Video by Michael Vigil