New & Noteworthy
Knight named MSU’s first Luckyday Scholars Program Faculty Fellow
Mississippi State Department of Communication Instructor Amy Knight is the university’s first Luckyday Scholars Program Faculty Fellow. Knight’s career has deep roots with the Luckyday Program, having begun her service with the initiative in 2004 as a graduate assistant and then as assistant director in 2006 for two years at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Communication students win six national news, production awards
Several communication students at Mississippi State University are winners of six national awards from the Broadcast Education Association for “exceptional media work,” and will be honored for their achievements at the October BEA On-Location conference at Colorado State University.
Bringing theater to all: Theatre MSU holding special performance for foster kids, families
Many say theater has a way of reaching kids and changing their lives. This is true for Tabitha Hewitt-Rafferty, a freshman at Mississippi State University and former foster child who found solace in the performing arts.
Janelle Finley Adams
Janelle Finley Adams received her Bachelor of Arts in communication with a concentration in public relations in 2009 from Mississippi State University. In 2010, Adams continued her education at Mississippi State and earned her Master of Science in kinesiology with a sports administration concentration. Adams grew up in Mobile, Ala., and after receiving her degrees, she returned to Mobile and now works as a communications manager for Business Area Americas with Outokumpu Stainless.
Brandon Adam Roten received his Bachelor of Arts in communication with a concentration in broadcasting in 2003 from Mississippi State University. Roten grew up in Olive Branch, Miss., and after receiving his degree, he moved to Hernando, Miss., where he works as a freelance editor with clients across the country.
Allyn Wamble received her Bachelor of Arts in communication with a concentration in theatre in 2015 from Mississippi State University. Wamble grew up in West Point, Miss., and after receiving her degree, she moved to New York City to work as a casting associate at Grant Wilfley Casting in Manhattan.