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2018 Communication Seniors of the Year

2018 Herbert School Seniors of the Year: Samantha Storms, Pakelody Cheam, Zachary Kayal, Josh Timpko, Jillian Laganelli, and Benjamin Gabel.

Six students at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication were named seniors of the year in recognition of their outstanding achievement and commitment to their respective disciplines.

Students were chosen on the basis of their academic standing, faculty recommendations, and leadership in extracurricular activities.

The 2018 Herbert School Seniors of the Year are:

Benjamin Gabel, Skokie, IL – Radio Production & Studies

Jillian Laganelli, Worcester, MA – Video/Television

Josh Timpko, Shelton, CT – Film Studies & Production

Samantha Storms, Irwin, PA – Journalism

Zachary Kayal, Trenton, NJ – Mass Media Studies

Pakelody Cheam, Franklin, IN – Public Relations

During the May 10th awards ceremony at Herbert Hall, three students also presented original research projects:

Casey Lamkin, Silver Spring, MD, public relations – “The Kardashian Kingdom: A PR Spectacle”

Zachary Kayal, Trenton, NJ, mass media studies – “Slot-Machine Social Media: A Survey and Autoethnography of Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health”

Christine Harvey, Franklin, MA, film studies and production – “Masquerade–The Woman Hiding Within Billy Wilder’s Films”

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