Communication Week Ends with a Big, Gooey Bite:
"Pizza with the Pros" Enjoyed by All

"Working for a More Diverse Media: Media Professionals Speak Out" and "Is Conglomeration Killing Radio? Music Monopoly, and the Future of U.S. Radio" were two topics of discussion recently when the UTC Communication Department faculty held a week of activities for students. The week culminated with the annual "Pizza With the Pros," a popular event that draws students who join local communication professionals for a free lunch, sponsored and hosted by Dr. Peter Pringle, the Luther Masingill Professor of Communication. "The students had a chance to meet a variety of people in the media from on-air personalities to public relations representatives for a varied perspective. From the professionals’ point of view, it is always refreshing to meet these young people to find out what their interests are, and help them to fulfill their career goals," according to WRCB news anchor David Carroll.

 

 

 

 

Scott Chase, operations manager, WSKZ-FM WGOW-FM

 

 

 

 

Halima Holloway, anchor, WDSI Television

 

 

 

 

D'Wauna Young, assignment manager, WDEF Television

 

 

 

David Carroll, anchor, WRCB Television

 

 

 

 

Mark Kennedy, features editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press

 
Special thanks to all the communication professionals who came to campus for Pizza with the Pros, including:

Karen Baker, marketing manager, See Rock City
Leigh Anne Bentley, marketing manager, The Moriah Group
Gina Bever, director of communications, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries
Sharon Cannon, owner, Cannon Public Relations
David Carroll, anchor, WRCB Television
Scott Chase, operations manager, WSKZ-FM WGOW-FM
Tim Daughtery, creative & advertising coordinator, Tennessee Valley Public Power Assoc.
Eric Foster, morning show host & producer, Brewer Broadcasting/Power 94 Radio
Kathie Fulgham, public relations manager, Tennessee Aquarium
Berwyn Hung, graphic designer/instructor, The Creative Circus, Atlanta
Lew Gilliland, sports editor, Times-Journal, Fort Payne, Ala.
Trinette Hardison-Ballard, public information specialist, Parks, Recreation & Culture
Halima Holloway, anchor, WDSI Television
Anne Jones, director of public relations, Lutheran School
Mark Kennedy, feature editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Jaime Melton, director of development, St. Peter’s School
Don Nolan, vice president/area manager, ClearChannel Outdoor
Bill Thornton, advertising sales manager, Comcast Cable
Kennard Yamada, sales manager, WGOW AM-FM
D’Wauna Young, assignment manager, WDEF Television