Congratulations to 2022 Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Inductees

On Sunday, May 1 this year’s Lambda Pi Eta members were inducted into the national honor society in a ceremony in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium.Lambda Pi Eta logo
Congratulations to the new members:
Michelangelo Amendola – Digital Media Production
Jordan Armoogan – Public Relations
Maggie Baer – Digital Media Management
Shannon Brosnan – Interpersonal Communication
Arlyn Cabral – Digital Media Production
James Cammarata – Public Relations
Jake Carapella – Journalism Continue reading

Public Relations Society Foundation Offers Many Scholarships – Check them out!

On behalf of the PRSA Foundation, here are scholarships for public relations and communications students.

Many scholarships and awards are available each year to students:  

  • Axia Public Relations Scholarship – $2,000 – This scholarship awards juniors who demonstrate financial need, experience and passion for public relations, and dedication to professional ethics and excellence.
  • Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations – $1,000 – This scholarship awards graduate students in public relations or journalism interested in careers in corporate public relations.
  • John. D. Graham Scholarship – First place $3,000, Two runners-up $1,000 each – This scholarship awards rising seniors who demonstrate leadership, academic achievement, practice experience in internships or work/service, commitment to public relations, and writing skills.
  • Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award – $1,000 – This scholarship awards minority students entering their junior year who are preparing for a career in public relations and demonstrate a commitment to service and social responsibility.
  • PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship – Two $1,500 awards – This scholarship awards minority students entering their junior or senior years who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.

PRSA also offers additional scholarships exclusive for Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) members. Information about these scholarships is available on our website.

The deadline for most scholarships is April 30, 2022. 

Visit the Career Resource Center for help with your Job & Internship Searches !

Thinking about a Job or an Internship? The Career Resource Center, located in Humanities 105, is a great tool to keep in mind !

The CRC staff is available weekdays 12-4PM via their drop-in hours, which are offered both virtually and in-person. 

To schedule an appointment with a Career Coach visit Both in-person and virtual appointments are offered ! Continue reading

Social Media and Communication Student Volunteer Needed for New Paltz Refugee Nonprofit: Immediate Opening

New Paltz for Refugees ( is a grassroots, volunteer, non-profit group working with other agencies and NGOs to resettle those in need to our New York State, Hudson Valley community. The organization seeks a volunteer for the role of communications, public relations and volunteer outreach. New Paltz for Refugees is narrowing its attention to focus on 2 very needy families, one of which arrives here in the next few weeks, and the group will need much assistance. Having a student who can send out updates of progress and of the need for volunteers or donations would be so helpful as well as to deal with any media outreach.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in the subject of humanitarian aid, social justice and global social issues. The candidate is required to be proficient in writing, public relations and social media posting, as well as possess strong interpersonal relationship skills. Candidates will need to work independently, but also participate in team meetings and projects.

Send resume and cover letter to Arthur Zaczkiewicz at:

This position will be volunteer this spring semester, but may become a summer internship for credit if they student needs academic credit.

Attention Juniors & Seniors: Consider Joining Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

ATTENTION Juniors & Seniors 

Communication and Digital Media and Journalism majors are invited to join the SUNY New Paltz Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta.

Lambda Pi Eta is the NationalCommunication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. Lambda Pi Eta has more than 500 active chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

To qualify for membership in the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta you must:

  1. Be a Junior OR Senior at SUNY New Paltz within the Department ofCommunication OR the Department of DigitalMedia and Journalism.
  2. Have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher AND a Major GPA of 3.5 or higher.

2022 Lambda Pi Eta Application 

More information regarding Lambda Pi Eta can be found on the Department of Communication’s website, as well as the National Communication Association’s website.

SUNY New Paltz Lambda Pi Eta

National Communication Association Lambda Pi Eta


New Course for Spring: CMM430 Training & Development

According to the Association for Talent Development, the global market for training and development topped $370.3 billion worldwide with $169.4 billion in the US alone. A new communication course, CMM430, Training and Development, introduces you to the basics of this field and the place communication has in it. The course focuses on creating face-to-face and eLearning training programs. Using a project-focused approach with actual clients, students will craft actual training and development interventions from the ground up. Students will learn how to juggle multiple projects using basic project management techniques that can apply to both school/personal projects and professional ones. 

The three credit course is taught by Jason Wrench as a hybrid course, with in-person instruction on Tuesdays from 5 PM – 6:15 PM and the rest of the work online. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Meet Our New Comm Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Reilly Bluma!

Dr. Jennifer Reilly Bluma has joined SUNY New Paltz as a lecturer in the Communication Department. This semester she is teaching three sections of Public Speaking and one section each of Interpersonal Communication and Storytelling & Culture.

Prof. Bluma earned her Ph. D. in communication from Regent University in 2016 and M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University in 2010. She holds a B.A. in Leadership Studies/Communication from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Before coming to New Paltz, Prof. Bluma taught at both Concordia University Chicago and Carthage College.  Continue reading

Follow This Checklist to Prepare for Advising and Class Registration

This is Your Responsibilities Checklist:

  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor. Go to page to find your Progress Report and advisor’s name.
  • Review your Progress Report and graduation requirements. This is your responsibility, not the advisor’s.
  • Review the Schedule of Classes (found at ) before meeting with your advisor Continue reading

Recording Now Available for Nature Culture & History Storyteller Evan Pritchard’s Live Storytelling Event on Campus Oct. 5

The recording is now available for this event here:


Save the Date: Tuesday, October 5 from 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center Room 100
Topic: Bundling Humans and Nature Together: An Autumn Blanket of Stories Continue reading

Attention Juniors & Seniors: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Application is Available!

If you are a Junior or Senior, it’s time to think about possibly joining the New Paltz chapter of Lambda Pi Eta – the National Communication Association’s Honor Society (Open to all majors in the Department of Communication and Department of Digital Media and Journalism). To qualify for membership in the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, you must: Continue reading