Communications event to be held this month

Tamara Seward, [email protected]

The “Speech Department Majors Faire” will be coming to the Los Medanos College campus for the second time Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m in Room CO-102.

Hosted by Directors of Forensics Kasey Gardner and Marie Arcidiacono, the event is expected to help guide communications majors to figure out if being a part of the program is the right path for them and introduce the department to prospective students.

Attendees will be able to ask questions to a panel of communication department faculty members, alumni and community members — who are currently working in the area of communications — who will be discussing stories, reflections and opportunities the field has to offer.

In 2013, when LMC began offering a Associate of Arts for Transfer degree in Communication Studies, Gardner organized the first Speech Majors Faire as a way to raise awareness for the new opportunity for students.

“It was a great event which connected a number of students to alumni and faculty through sharing of advice and experience in the field,” said Gardner. “The first faire was a smashing success with 30-40 students in attendance, many of whom completed their degree.”

Arcidiacono explained that hosting a second faire would help with the growth of the department, one of the motivations for this year’s event.

Communication majors will also have the ability to check out transfer options to schools that offer degrees in communication at the event.

“Students will learn how courses in that major transfer to 4-year colleges and universities and how they will ‘count’ for transfer — even if they ultimately choose a different major,” explained Dean of Liberal Arts Nancy Ybarra.

For more information about the “Speech Department Majors Faire,” contact Arcidiacono at [email protected] or Gardner at [email protected]