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Featured Intern


Mallory Minor. I am a senior Communication Studies Major with a concentration in Interpersonal Communication. During Summer 2015, I completed my internship in Atlantic City, NJ with One Atlantic, an event planning company.  I worked with event planners, brides, vendors, and staff to execute one-of-a-kind weddings for every couple! We also plan events on a larger scale, such as the 2016 Miss America Pageant luncheon and other large corporation events.  I shadowed four areas of the business including Sales/Marketing, Event Planning, Banquet Managing, and Culinary Execution, which are all crucial communication channels that follow these upscale events from start to finish. From planning one hundred thousand dollar weddings, to planning a wedding for a New York Knicks NBA Dancer, this internship has provided me with experience to help prepare me for my future.

Department Faculty

Anna Turnage, Ph.D.

Dr. TurnageDr. Anna Turnage joined the faculty in 2010. Her research interests include rhetorical criticism, organizational communication, communication ethics, and the philosophy and theory of communication technology. She received her BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 after which she worked eight years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She then worked in public relations for another nine years before entering graduate school at North Carolina State University, where she earned her masterメs in Organizational Communication in 2006, followed by her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media in 2010. Her dissertation, モIdentification and disidentification in organizational discourse: A metaphor analysis of e-mail communication at Enron,ヤ explores discourse in e-mails from a database from the now defunct Enron Corporation, analyzing how employees used metaphors to bridge dialectical tensions of power and resistance. She has published articles in The International Journal of Business Communication, The Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly, The Southern Journal of Communication, The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and The Communication Review, in addition to a book chapter in Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices. She regularly reviews articles for communication studies journals and various communication studies conferences. She regularly presents at numerous conferences including The National Communication Association, The Southern States Communication Association and the Rhetoric Society of America.