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This year, SJSM is featured Washington Post journalist Josh Dawsey as the Roy Reed lecturer and other events including the annual ice cream social, scholarship presentations and more.
Ramona Collins, a 1995 University of Arkansas alumna with a bachelor’s degree in journalism through the advertising/public relations sequence, now serves as the U of A’s Social Media and Digital Communications Manager.
“Ramona was a person in class who was very intelligent, wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, and was very good at asking excellent questions and challenging me in the best possible way as a professor. Ramona had absolutely no qualms about changing with the times and staying on top of things, to the point where she was working for major national firms like Collective Bias.
"It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Northwest Arkansas or New York because she was working for the top firms, which indicates how talented she is. I was delighted when I saw that she’s working for the University of Arkansas now because I think we have an excellent communicator, writer and thinker communicating key information about the university’s brand on social media and other spaces. It’s wonderful to see it come full circle.”Jan Wicks, Vice Chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, speaks on her experience in teaching and observing the career movements of Ramona Collins.