Scott Bridge, journalism instructor, was named the next College of Communication internship coordinator today. The announcement was made in an email from CCOM dean Gary Edgerton to CCOM faculty, Bridge said.
“I am humbled by this great opportunity to help CCOM students with their internships,” Bridge said in a text message to The Collegian. “Internships can be some of the most pivotal experiences in a student’s college career.
“I take the responsibility of CCOM Director of Internships very seriously.”
Bridge will begin his duties Jan. 13—the start of the spring 2014 semester—and will replace current coordinator Allison Harthcock. Harthcock announced in an email on Oct. 28 she would be stepping down from the position at the end of the semester.
“I’d like to thank Professor Allison Harthcock for all of her good efforts in launching the college’s internship program over the last year,” Edgerton said in an email to The Collegian.
“I’m delighted that professor Scott Bridge will assume the duties and responsibilities as CCOM’s new internship coordinator,” Edgerton said. “The entire faculty and staff of the college is committed to working closely with Professor Bridge in order to provide the best opportunities for our students as they prepare to make the challenging transition from Butler to the work world.”
Bridge said he also “looks forward to continuing the excellent work” of Harthcock and Ed Kanis, a former strategic communication instructor who worked as a first point of contact for many CCOM students looking for internships.
The Collegian will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.