“Ask for help, and help others.”
Corrine Jones, who came to the University of Iowa from Greenfield, Iowa, is a finalist in the competition to be the student speaker at the December 2018 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony. Corrine—a Communication Studies major with a minor in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies—is graduating with High Distinction, University Honors, and Honors in the Major, and has been welcomed into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society in the liberal arts. She volunteers in the community, and is working on a research project on interpersonal communication with Assistant Professor Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, with anticipated peer-reviewed publication in 2019.
Corrine’s career interests lie in media studies, particularly on the depiction of women in the media, and her next step is graduate study in the field.
Corrine’s speech sums up her Iowa academic career by asking her fellow graduates to remember the kindness of others that brought them here, and to remember to always be there for others. Listen here: