Undergraduate Program

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.

Three Communication majors receive Vagelos Award

Three ASC Communication majors were awarded The Vagelos Award, formerly the President's Award, which is granted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. They are:

Elyssa Caplan - senior Comm major and the recipient of the D. David Eisenhower award for the outstanding honors thesis in the Communication and Public Service program
Thesis: "From Camelot to Clinton, From Redecoration to Reform: An Examination of the Progression of Progressive White House Women"

Senator Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff Visits Undergrad Class

On March 26, Tamera Luzzatto, chief of staff to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, appeared before Professor Al Felzenberg's class, Communications and Congress (Comm 374-301). She focused on the rewards in public service, multiple issues currently before Congress, and challenges inherent in working for a highly visible Senator of a major state, who is simultaneously running for president.

Penn-in-Beijing Summer Abroad Program awarded funding

Eight successful proposals from around the University have been selected for this Summer's (2007) awards for Innovation in International Offerings, including one for the development of Annenberg's Penn-in-Beijing Summer Abroad Program.

Annenberg student Alexis Sohrakoff publishes op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Alexis Sohrakoff, a senior majoring in political science and communication, published an Op-Ed article in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 5, headlined "Time to Shine Light on Mental Illness," about public perceptions of bipolar syndrome and other consequences of chemical imbalance. The article began as an assignment in Carlin Romano's Journalism and Public Service class, in which all students must write at least one Op-Ed on a public service topic.

Outstanding undergraduate students given awards at ASC graduation ceremony

As part of the May 14 Annenberg School Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony, the School recognized several graduating communication majors with awards.

Ashley Steinberg received the Dwight David Eisenhower Award, honoring our nation's 34th President, and recognizing the outstanding honors thesis in the Communication and Public Service program.

Undergraduate student Sara Axelrod received a Mandell writing prize

Annenberg School undergraduate student Sara Axelrod received a Mandell writing prize for her essay, "Among the Wolverines." This prize is administered by the Critical Writing Program at Penn. It will be published in the forthcoming issue of RES: Penn's Journal of Undergraduate Research and Writing. Sara will also be receiving a $100 prize at an awards luncheon on May 3.


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