Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast

Spring 2015

Creating Synergy – Involving students in developing communication deliverables for your service-learning program or office

This webcast will discuss how undergraduate student interns in the Pearce Center for Professional Communication created a yearly online publication called Synergy. Synergy highlights service-learning classes and community service activities at Clemson University. During this webcast you will hear about student’s experiences, learning outcomes from the experience, and plans for future editions. 

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Subject: Service-learning webcast

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Ashley Fisk Lea Anna Cardwell Lacey Firestone Maria Poulos
Ashley Fisk Lea Anna Cardwell Lacey Firestone Maria Poulos


Ashley Fisk is an alumni and faculty member of Clemson University. She received an undergraduate degree in Graphic Communication (2000) and a graduate degree in Professional Communication (2003). Ashley has been working for the University for 12 years as a Senior Lecturer in the English department where she teaches technical and business writing courses. In addition to teaching, she is the Assistant Director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. At the Pearce Center, she works with a team of student interns to produce multimodal projects for on-campus clients. Ashley was recognized by the student body and awarded the 2012 Phil Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching.  She was also awarded the South Carolina 2013 South Carolina Faculty Award for Service Learning. When Ashley is not working, she is spending time with her 18 month old daughter and husband, Paul.

Lea Anna Cardwell is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication program at Clemson University. Originally from Ruston, Louisiana, she received her B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Louisiana at Monroe graduating with summa cum laude honors. Lea Anna currently works as the graduate assistant in the Pearce Center for Professional Communication where she manages a group of 12 undergraduate student interns who work on client-based communication projects. She is expected to graduate in May 2016.

Lacey Firestone is an undergraduate senior at Clemson University studying general marketing with a minor in management. She is originally from Cumberland, Rhode Island, and this is her third consecutive semester as a Pearce Center intern. Her other  involvement includes being a executive committee member of the professional business fraternity, serving on the College of Business and Behavioral Science Student Advisory Board, and co-captaining the competitive dance team Tiger Strut. When she is not on campus, Lacey is most likely waitressing at the local Olive Garden, painting, or doing something outdoors. Lacey hopes to begin her career upon graduation in May in a sales role for a technology company, and eventually work with marketing or branding consulting.

Maria Poulos is a senior Communication Studies major at Clemson University with a minor in Business Administration from Chester, South Carolina. She has worked for the Pearce Center since January of this year, including the summer semester when worked as the designer of the community service publication Synergy. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda and Delta Epsilon Iota. In her free time, she loves to read, run, cook and travel.  Maria is expected to graduate in December of this year.


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