Seniors meet the pros

JMC seniors had a chance to meet and learn from professionals in their field on Nov. 1. The department’s annual Meet the Pros events hosted professionals in advertising, graphic communications media, journalism, public relations and TV production.

Advertising students were able to listen to Jamie Futrell, general manager, Bristol Broadcasting, Paducah; Areia Hathcock, general manager, Metropolis Planet, Metropolis, Ill. and the Mayfield Messenger, Mayfield, Ky.; Joshua Miller, vice president of digital, 5by5 Agency, Nashville, Tenn.; Karie Thornton, digital sales director, Bristol Broadcasting, Paducah; and Robert Norsworthy, executive-in-residence, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University.

Austin Gordon, media specialist, Hutson, Inc., Murray, shared his insights with graphic communications media majors.

Journalism seniors heard from Will Brantley, hunting editor, Field & Stream, Murray; Shelly Byrne, reporter, The Mayfield Messenger, Mayfield; and Roger Seay, news director, KFVS-TV 12, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Five visiting professionals shared their experiences with public relations majors. Those speakers were: Tori Daughrity, director of marketing and public relations, Henry County Medical Center, Paris, Tenn.; Dana Howard, marketing communications coordinator, CFSB, Benton; Richard Patterson, deputy public affairs officer, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox; Heather Mix, account manager, Bayard Advertising, Nashville, Tenn.; Kallan Bubb, senior strategist, Canvas Worldwide, Los Angeles; and Kayla Speis, director of marketing and communications, Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau, Murray.

Television production majors listened to the insights of Jason Barnett, owner/creative director, Jason Barnett Graphics, Louisville; Kyle Hayden, local sales manager, WPSD-TV, Paducah; and Jeremy McKeel, director, Digital Media Services, Murray State University.

Following the one-hour roundtable sessions students participated in a speed interview session. Students spoke with a professional for a brief amount of time and moved to the next professional when time was called.

Gill Welsch, head of the advertising major, served as coordinator for this event.

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Posted on 20 December 2018 by jmcjournal

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