Remembering 911

September 2001 CCPA led a group of students, alumni, faculty, friends, and family to create a memorial of the events of September 11, 2001. The group placed an American flag on the Meadows Museum lawn to commemorate each of the 2,977 lives lost on that tragic day.

On this 20 year anniversary please take a moment to reflect on the events of 911 and how it changed so many.

By |2021-09-11T09:23:11-05:00September 10, 2021|Categories: Alumni, CCPA, Faculty, Students|Tags: , , , , |

Life After CCPA: Sana Merchant-Rupani

CCPA Alumna Manages NFL Teams’ Social Media Channels

Sana Merchant-Rupani

When Sana Merchant-Rupani graduated from SMU with degrees in CCPA and Sports Management, she dreamed of starting her professional journey in New York City. Even though her first full-time job was in Dallas working for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, she quickly transferred to the firm’s NYC office.

“It was incredible because I got to experience not only a lot of the public affairs clients they had based out of Texas but also a lot of their brand and consumer clients,” Sana said.

After Burson-Marsteller, Sana worked for Empire State Realty Trust in their digital marketing and public relations department. There she helped manage social media for the company’s U.S. and

By |2021-04-24T15:28:02-05:00April 25, 2021|Categories: Alumni, CCPA|Tags: , , , , |

PRSSA’s First Speaker Event of the Year

This Tuesday at 6:30 pm, PRSSA kicks off the semester with its first virtual speaker event of the year with Taylor L. Cole Longacre, APR.

411: Brighten Your Photos with Lightroom Presets

by Karna Small

Be it for work or school you will find yourself repeatedly looking for a bright, colorful photo. But most photos are either a bit dark and flat or overexposed and slightly washed out. You need color and brightness. Adobe Lightroom presets will do the trick and save you lots of time.

Lightroom mobile presets are user friendly and instantly create consistency across your digital content. This post walks you through what a preset is, how to get one, and why they help your personal and/or professional brand’s public image.

Outstanding CCPA Students

Annual SMU CCPA Awards Reception

At the end of May, each division of the Meadows School of the Arts awarded students and faculty for their outstanding contribution to their division, the SMU community, and the student body. The CCPA department wishes to honor its 2020 award recipients.

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