$52,000 in scholarships available for Marcomm Interns Great Lakes Career Readiness Initiative Funds Paid Internships at UW-River Falls August 28, 2014

For the second straight year, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.  UW-River Falls uses the grant dollars to create new paid internships and turn previously unpaid internships into paid internships for juniors and seniors who don't receive enough financial aid to cover college costs. Last year UW-River Falls was one of 19 Wisconsin colleges and universities to participate in the Career Ready Internship pilot program.  This year the number of participating colleges and universities has increased to 40, to include institutions in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Ohio, and the total funds awarded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation increased from $2.5 million to $4.2 million.  The grant dollars awarded to UW-River Falls also increased from $28,200 to $51,717. The new grant dollars will allow UW-River Falls to continue expanding the internship opportunities for UWRF students with a wide variety of organizations including community-based, nonprofits, and micro-enterprises, according to David Bonko, assistant professor of marketing communications at UWRF.  These smaller organizations many times do not have the resources needed to hire an intern, he said. "Our Career Ready Internship grants provide college students real-world experience in their fields of study, and a better chance at competing for jobs after graduation," said Richard D. George, Great Lakes president and chief executive officer.  "This program has the added benefit of developing relationships of lasting value between colleges and employers.  We look forward to seeing the impact the University of Wisconsin-River Falls can have on helping more students graduate ready for success in the workforce." For more information, contact Bonko at 715-425-3899 or email

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Marketing Communications Faculty Member Accepted into PH.D. program

Amelia Reigstad, a core faculty member in the Marketing Communications Program was recently accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of Leicester located in the UK. Following her MA dissertation that studied gender in public relations, Reigstad will be exploring gender differences in communication styles and its influence on organizational culture and the practice of public relations.

Bonko named Adviser of the Year

David Bonko, Assistant Professor of Marketing Communications, has been named the 2014 UW-River Falls Adviser of the Year.  The award for Adviser of the Year was established in 2000 to recognize an outstanding faculty adviser with nominations by graduating seniors and alumni.  Those nominations are then considered by the Faculty Senate Advising Committee, which makes the final selection.  Please join us in congratulating Dave!

MarComm Students Receive Academic Merit, May 2014

Cum Laude

Alanna Kane

Jamison Reichert

Senior Merit

Abigail Brown

Elizabeth Buckley

Ashley Gardner

Nicole Hovatter

Vue Moa

Marketing Communications Graduate puts her degree to good use in a "fabulous community" see link below:

Recipients Named for the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Students
Elizabeth Byers

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Marketing Communications

Karen Edlebeck

College of Education and Professional Studies

Elementary Education

Lauren Evans

College of Arts and Sciences

Marketing Communications

Ashley Goettl

College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

Amy Graham

College of Education and Professional Studies

Elementary Education

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