CCI Alumni Named 2016 Notable Noles

Two alumni, Kelly Alvarez Vitale and Anisha Singh, have been named Notable Noles by the FSU Alumni Association. Formerly Thirty Under 30, Notable Noles honors and recognizes outstanding accomplishments of young alumni from Florida State University. Kelly Alvarez Vitale (B.A. ’04, M.A. ’06) is President of Strategic Philanthropy in south Florida. The company is a[…] »

Marketing Execs to Speak on Panel 10/24


Ten distinguished leaders in the marketing field will visit Florida State University (FSU) on October 24 to lead a discussion on diversity and the importance of Hispanic-geared marketing efforts. The professionals, many of whom are part of the College of Communication and Information’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication Advisory Board, will be flying in from[…] »

Alumnus Michael Goldberg Trains the Future Fighters of Advertising

Alumnus Michael Goldberg (B.S. ’88) is the CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Zimmerman, a company that identifies less as an advertising agency and more as a retail growth machine. Zimmerman is home to a rigorous internship program, InfuZion, that teaches students to look at advertising as a creative medium that must also yield significant business results.[…] »

Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication Adds Lourdes Garcia to Advisory Board


The Florida State University Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication continues to add to their impressive Advisory Board roster with the addition of Lourdes Garcia, an advertising manager and entrepreneur executive with over 29 years of experience specializing in the U.S. Hispanic market. Garcia is a marketing and advertising expert and entrepreneur with over 29 years of[…] »

Career & Internship Fair Company List


The CCI Career & Internship Fair will be held October 10th in Miller Hall, University Center C from 1-4 PM. This event is an excellent chance for students to find careers, internships and network with Tallahassee-based and national companies. Students in Communication and Information majors are encouraged to attend. Each company is seeking different skills[…] »

Farewell to a Friend: Mark Zannoni


Mark B. Zannoni (B.S. ’88) passed away August 31, 2016. Mark graduated from the Media Production program and had a rich career in video editing, working for all the major networks including NBC Sports and CBS Sports. Mark was a five time Emmy award winner. Throughout his impressive career Mark worked on countless major sporting[…] »

Alumna Kimberly Kosch leads Dispute Resolution for FL Supreme Court

After studying Political Communication at FSU, Kimberly Kosch (B.S. ’91) was ready for her journey to becoming the Senior Court Operations Consultant for Supreme Court of Florida. “FSU offered me the opportunity to be well educated, but I had to go after it; I was challenged at every step,” remarks Kosch. “When the trip was[…] »

FSU Professor Visiting Researcher at U Arkansas’ Behavioral Lab

Jinghui (Jove) Hou, assistant professor in the School of Communication, will visit University of Arkansas’ Behavioral Business Research Lab in the Sam Walton College of Business in November. Dr. Hou’s research investigates social and psychological effects of communication and information technologies, ranging from websites, social media, computer games, and personal and mobile media. Her work[…] »

Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication Adds Marketing VP Leif Roll to Advisory Board

The Florida State University Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication continues to add to their impressive Advisory Board roster with the addition of Leif Roll, State Farm Marketing Vice President. Leif joined State Farm® in 2000 as an Assistant VP of Marketing, helping to launch the company’s bank and mutual fund product offerings after spending 18[…] »

20 Questions with Jay Rayburn


What was your first job? Lifeguard at Skinner Lake, Providence, KY. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it?  I would never write a personal memoir. First of all, I don’t have that much to say. Second, it wouldn’t be very interesting, and third, nobody would want to read it[…] »