Undergraduate Program

Alumna Rebecca Kaplan (C '10) to Speak at Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

Rebecca Kaplan (C ’10), a reporter for the National Journal currently covering the 2012 Presidential Campaign, will be the guest speaker at the Annenberg School for Communication’s undergraduate graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 13 at 10 a.m. in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.   Ms. Kaplan graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010 with a double major in Communications and Public Service and Diplomatic History and a minor in Spanish.

Penn Undergrad Brian Goldman to be Published in Washington Undergraduate Law Review

Originally penned as a term paper for the course, Communication in Congress, taught by Al Felzenberg, Ph.D., Annenberg adjunct faculty member; the article written by Brian Goldman entitled "The History of Congressional Legislation and the Commerce Clause, and its Application to the Constitutionality of the Healthcare Individual Mandate" has been accepted for publication in the spring quarter issue of the Washington Undergraduate Law Review, Volume IV Issue III.

Brian Goldman is a junior at Penn majoring in Political Science and Creative Writing.
 

New Undergraduate Graduation Award Honors Longtime Annenberg Friend and Faculty Member Phyllis C. Kaniss

The Annenberg School for Communication announces the establishment of the Phyllis C. Kaniss Award, which will be presented to a member of the graduating undergraduate communication class each spring. The award is given in memory of Phyllis C. Kaniss, former Assistant Dean and Adjunct Faculty Member of the Annenberg School for Communication. It will be presented to a graduating communication major who has demonstrated a commitment to civic participation. The criteria for civic participation includes meaningful involvement in actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.

Undergraduate Kathryn Llewellyn Named to Dean's Scholars list

Kathryn Llewellyn, a Communication and Sociology undergraduate major, is one of the recipients of the Dean’s Scholars award from the School of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Llewellyn was nominated by Annenberg’s Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Frances Yates Professor of Communication. Each spring the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences recognizes nine College students for their outstanding academic achievements. Dean's Scholars are nominated by the faculty from a pool of students with grade point averages of 3.70 or higher. They are recognized at the Dean's Forum in the spring.

Senior Communication Majors Win Awards

Graduating seniors were honored for their outstanding academic achievements and community involvement at the 2010 Communication Major Graduation Ceremony.

Christine Nieves wins prestigious alumni honor

Undergraduate Communications major Christine E. Nieves (C’10) has been selected as a 2010 Student Award of Merit winner. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Penn Alumni, and is given in recognition of her “outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania.” Ms. Nieves was one of five outstanding students selected to receive this award. Others include Dasha Barannik (C’10), Laura Boudreau (W’10), Brandon Hedvat (ENG‘10, GEN’11), and Natalie Vernon (C’10).

Alumna Trang Do (C'06) to Speak at Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

Trang Do, a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently an on-camera reporter for WAFF television in Huntsville, Ala., will speak to the class of 2010 undergraduate Communication majors during their graduation ceremony.

Her comments will be delivered on Sunday, May 16, at 10am in the Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 121 students will receive their degrees this year. Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

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