Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast

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Expanding Educational Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

September 22, 2022
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Judy C. Pearson, a former NCA president, endowed St. Cloud State University’s communication studies department with a $1 million gift. In this special episode of Communication Matters, Pearson and R. Jeffrey Ringer, a professor with the department and former department chair, reflect on the Communication program that shaped her career and explore the opportunities this gift will create for the department, students, and faculty.


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