Campus Community Celebrates the School of Arts, Media & Communication

Published: May 02, 2013

Campus Community Celebrates the School of Arts, Media & Communication

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 40 awards were presented to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members during the inaugural School of Arts, Media, & Communication (SAMC) Awards “A Night of Celebration and Performance” on Sunday, April 28, at the Performing Arts Center.

The award recipients were selected by the faculty and staff of each department, honoring up to 10 students for their distinguished contribution to the University.

Nearly 500 members of the campus community enjoyed a variety of entertainment such as performances by the Lichtenstein String Quartet, the only student quartet in South Texas, special performance of “For Now” by the cast of Avenue Q, a special tribute to Broadway by the Island Dance Company, special performance by alumni artists Jake and Brandy Raper, an artist showcase, film montage and presentation of over 40 awards. Special guests included Dr. Flavius Killebrew and wife Kathy Killebrew as well as Provost Dr. Christopher Markwood and wife Bridget Markwood.

The graduate students from the “Public Relations in Action” class planned and executed the event as a successful class project. The graduate students involved were Angela Chang, Amanda Garza, and Amy McClendon, Jaren Palmer, Jeff Riddle, and Shad Tyra.