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ISC Alumni Symposium to be Held April 7

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UK ISC's Alumni Symposium will begin 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, on Zoom.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the College of Communication and Information will host its first all-virtual Alumni Symposium, via Zoom, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The panel, titled "Awesome ISC Careers and How to Get Them," aims to connect multigenerational alumni from strategic communication fields, including advertising, public relations, direct response and account management, with current ISC students and the larger CI community. 

This year's alumni panel, moderated by ISC student Peyton Fike, features Tessie Bertrams of Gravity Diagnostics; United States Air Force 1st Lt. Savanah F.S. Bray; Sheridan Broady, social marketing coordinator at Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin; Glenn Goodman, executive creative director at The Power Agency; Elena Griffo, a Nashville-based social media account supervisor at GS&F; ADDY award-winning graphic designer Claire Monkman of Zipie; Chelsea St. Clair, senior creative strategist at hi5 agency; and Ronnie Dickerson Stewart, Zoom’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Marketplace & Community lead.

Panelist Sheridan Broady, asked for her recommendations to aspiring social media managers, advised them to “… start where they are. I managed social for the organization I was a part of at UK (Underground Perspective/UGP), and in that position, I learned that social media goes far beyond our personal use. It’s multiple full-time jobs combined and takes an incredible amount of creative energy and stamina. We are in such an innovative time for social marketing right now, so start early by getting involved and going the extra mile to soak up everything you can about these platforms and begin to master your talents.”

Read more about this year’s Alumni Symposium panelists at ISC’s web page, where a Zoom event link will go live on April 7. No registration is necessary, but you are invited to RSVP and follow Alumni Symposium news at the Facebook event page.

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