New graduate students arrive for orientation

The UNC School of Media and Journalism’s newest graduate students gathered in Carroll Hall this week for orientation.

Entering students in the Doctorate in Mass Communication and Master of Arts in Mass Communication and residential programs and the Master of Arts in Technology and Communication online program came to campus Monday. They met faculty, other students and program administrators; toured the school and campus; and prepared for their fall classes.

The MATC students took part in a second day of orientation Tuesday, when they tried out the tools they will use in their online learning. Students and alumni from previous MATC cohorts visited to offer advice for the new group of working professionals beginning the program. Photos from MATC orientation are available on the program's Facebook page.

Fall classes will begin Tuesday.

Entering Doctorate in Mass Communication students
Front row: Shao Chengyuan, Kyla Garrett, Seoyeon Kim

Back row: Jennifer Harker, Chris Etheridge


Entering Master of Arts in Mass Communication students
Front row: Rachel McMahan, Lindsie Trego, Kiersten Schmidt

Second row: Lauren Haller, Mary Lindsaye Boyd, Rossie Izlar, Yasmin Bendaas, Chanda Marlowe

Third row: Deanna Puglia, Aleah Howell, Liz Schlemmer, Michelle Lotker, Sophia Nahli Allison

Fourth row: Jessica Pikowski, Tatiana Quiroga, Christopher Rogers, Pablo Miño

Back row: Dylan Field, Keith Larsen, Anna Spelman

Not pictured: Gabriel Maisonnave


Entering Master of Arts in Technology and Communication students
Front row: Jeffrey Camarati, Angela Brockelsby, Barry Morris

Second row: Gillian Speace, Kirsten Khire, Scott Thompson

Third row: Marcie Montague, Eva Bland, Tyler Ritter, academic director Laura Ruel

Fourth row: Matt Smith, Kaylon Kirk, Maureen Robbs, Karin Fullington, Joshua Kleinstreuer, Niel Sollod

Back row: Karah Manning, administrative director Rachel Lillis, Caitlin Russell, Elizabeth Hammond