Preparing for Fall: Message from the CCPA Chair

Summer greetings, CCPA!

Sandra Duhe, CCPA chair

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying what’s left of our summer break. Campus will be open this fall, but prepare yourselves for a very different environment. Masks, social distancing, and fewer (or highly modified) events are just some of the changes you’ll see.

By |2020-07-13T07:43:36-05:00July 13, 2020|Categories: CCPA, Faculty, Students|Tags: , , , |

SMU 2020 Graduation Plans Announced

SMU President Dr. Gerald Turner announced the plans for the August 15, 2020 graduation. Every 2020 graduate should have received the email from Dr. Turner. For your convenience, the letter is copied in this story.

In Memoriam, Kathy LaTour

Kathy LaTour, former SMU CCPA adjunct professor, passed away on Friday, June 19.

Kathy began her career at SMU in 1993, teaching in the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) division for 16 years. There is an online memorial page where individuals can post reflections and remembrances regarding a virtual celebration of life. 

In honor of Kathy and the immeasurable impact she had at SMU, CCPA has created a student scholarship fund in her name. If anyone would like to contribute, you can do so at the link below. Under Gift Information/Area of the University, choose “Other.” Then, in the “enter designation” box, type “Corporate Communication and Public Affairs.” All gifts to this designation during this time will go to the Kathy LaTour

By |2020-06-26T13:09:12-05:00June 26, 2020|Categories: CCPA, Faculty|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Pui Kelly joins CCPA Family

Welcome to the CCPA family, Dr. Kelly!

CCPA extends a warm welcome to our newest professor, Dr. Piyawan (Pui) Charoensap-Kelly, Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication. Students call her Dr. Kelly or Dr. Pui (pronounced “pu’-ee”).

Dr. Eaddy Receives Research Funding

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute to Fund 2020-2021 Research

Dr. LaShonda Eaddy wins Emerald Literati Award
Dr. LaShonda Eaddy

SMU CCPA Professor Dr. Lashonda Eaddy along with German professor Dr. Gizem Arslan and Communication Arts Librarian Megan Heuer were selected to receive funding for faculty research. The project “Critical Literacies for the Digital Age” will be funded by SMU Deadman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII). 

By |2020-06-15T14:16:14-05:00June 15, 2020|Categories: CCPA, Faculty|Tags: , , , , , |
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