Entertainment Institute Attracts Future Students

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Miami Gardens March 5, 2013 --St. Thomas University's Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media hosted Monsignor Edward Pace High School students as they toured the state of the art Cassidy Multimedia Center, Mac Lab and Fernandez Wellness Center. Key speakers examined communications as a critical component to becoming a professional in today's technologically advanced world. Presenters included Dr. Marcela Moyano, Program Coordinator & Communications Professor; Alina Philipp, Marketing and Communications Alum; Carlos De Yarza, Manager of the Multimedia Center; and Monica Soriano, PACE Alum and STU Communications student. Moreover, students networked with Miami Housewives production editor Rudy Castellon, a former STU communications student. Exposing students to professional leaders is an important feature of the learning process at St. Thomas University. It emphasizes that tomorrow's leaders must possess strong communications skills to manage complex social issues effectively.
The students were impressed by the WSTU 95 online television station and were eager to participate in the "What's the Buzz" show hosted by Tracy Asencio and TaMarcia Braggs. PACE students Amanda Guerra, Santana Neal, Damario Jackson Smith, Patrick Arias, and Imani Morrison went live for the WSTU 95 cameras for a special feature on the Class of 2016. (Click Pace Student Segment to view.)  St. Thomas University looks forward to these communicators contributing to community news in the near future.
In addition, high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward County are invited to participate in WSTU 95's Best High School Journalistic Video competition. Pace students are already preparing their short videos for submission.  Are your students the next great communicators? Contact St.Thomas to learn more about the competition or visit our website at www.stu.edu/icem.

For more information on the BA Communication Arts program at St. Thomas University or to schedule a similar visit with your students, please contact Alina Philipp at 305.474.6946 aphilipp@stu.edu