Public Relations

Public relations at JBU prepares students for careers in public relations, integrated marketing communication and corporate and organizational communication. Classes like photography, magazine writing, computer graphics and advertising give students a foundation for communicating through multiple forms of media.

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Develop Real Campaigns

Five Reasons to Study Public Relations  at JBU

Reason #1

Develop Real Campaigns

Work with an external client to create a public relations plan from beginning to end. Students have partnered with Saving Grace in Rogers, Arvest Bank, the FeedOne program and a national college credit testing center.

Work with Top Professors

Five Reasons to Study Public Relations  at JBU

Reason #2

Work with Top Professors

Dr. Marquita Smith was named one of the top journalism professors nationwide in 2012 by Journalismdegree.org.

Create in Great Spaces

Five Reasons to Study Public Relations  at JBU

Reason #3

Create in Great Spaces

The newly renovated space in the Communication Department provides students with professional settings for hands-on media training to prepare for a media career.

Apply Your Skills

Five Reasons to Study Public Relations  at JBU

Reason #4

Apply Your Skills

Students fulfill their internship requirements at global and non-profit organizations, media publications and church communication departments as communication and public relations specialists.

Engage the Public

Five Reasons to Study Public Relations  at JBU

Reason #5

Engage the Public

Get the word out about JBU’s award winning newspaper, The Threefold Advocate while filling advertisement space, increasing circulation and establishing media relationships for greater public engagement.

Marquita Smith

Faculty Profile

Marquita Smith

Associate Professor of Journalism

While working as Virginia Beach city editor at The Virginian-Pilot, Smith went on leave to complete a Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Liberia.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Randy Hollingsworth

Faculty Profile

Randy Hollingsworth

Professor of Communication

Hollingsworth started in higher education in 1992 and takes a holistic approach.

Ph.D., Florida State University
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S., Florida State University

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Adrianne Karasek '12

Adrianne Karasek '12

Adrianne Karasek graduated with a double major in journalism and political science and works as a communications specialist for the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce in Memphis, Tenn. She recently got her master’s degree in international affairs and plans to work in the international nonprofit sector as a political policy analyst or media and communications officer.