School of Communication

School of Communication Resources

One of the greatest opportunities you will have in your Mass Comm major is your professional internship. It’s a way for you to put into practice what you have learned in your major, build your resume, and possibly land your first job in media.

Before you move to the next step in finding your internship, there are a few things you need to know.

  • There are two internships you can do for credit in Mass Comm. MCOM 3330 is open to juniors and seniors. MCOM 4390 is senior standing only and is required for graduation.
  • You may apply for an internship for credit beginning the semester BEFORE your junior year. That may be on an off semester for some.
  • You need to have completed your Mass Comm mid-core classes.
  • It’s YOUR job to find your internship but we can help give some direction.
    • See the internship list on the Mass Comm Majors Facebook page.
    • Check that FB page regularly. We frequently post internship and job opportunities.
    • Contact NGU Career Services for a listing of other opportunities.
    • If you find an internship that is not on the list, it has to be pre-approved.
  • Your internship should be a media internship based on your major.
  • The internship is a class, much like your other MCOM classes, and must have an internship supervisor (like an instructor) that has professional experience in the area in which you will be interning. There are many organizations that are eager for media help because they don’t have anyone with experience in media; however, your internship is about growing and learning even more. For example, there may be a small organization that needs someone to help with their social media or graphics, but if they don’t have someone on staff who already does that, your internship with that organization would not be eligible for credit.
  • You must complete the online internship application before you enroll in an internship class.

Specific guidelines will be set up in the internship class, but minimum requirements include:

  • A minimum of 150 hours must be completed within 12 weeks during a semester the student is enrolled in the internship. That would be an average of 13-15 hours per week.
  • A weekly journal submitted on Blackboard.
  • A final report that summarizes and analyzes the internship experience.
  • A confidential evaluation by the employer of student’s work and ability must be completed by the Internship supervisor towards the end of the internship.

When you are ready to apply for your internship, complete the following form.

We can help you with your communications projects! That way, Mass Communication students get valuable educational opportunities and you get high-quality media support. Win-win!

Our Administration & Faculty

Web Drake HeadshotWeb Drake, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts
Professor of Communication

Web Drake serves as the Dean of the College of Communication and the Fine Arts. Drake earned the B.A. in History and Communication from Mississippi College (’92), the M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of North Texas (’96) and the Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University (’04). Before coming to NGU, Drake served as Debate Coach and Department Chair at Union University and as Debate Coach and Director of Theater at Mississippi College. Drake is an avid goal-setter and enjoys a wide range of hobbies and passions. He has been married to Sharon for 21 years and has two children, Lauren and Jon David.

Phone: 864.977.7137
Office Location: Mass Communication 107

Rebecca Floyd HeadshotRebecca Floyd, M.B.A.

Academic Secretary, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Rebecca Floyd is the Academic Secretary to the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Floyd earned her B.S. in Biology from NGU in 2017, and her Master of Business Administration from NGU in 2019. Rebecca is passionate about people and implementing management systems that make departments run smoothly. She enjoys traveling, trying out new coffee shops and gardening. She lives in Tigerville with her husband Stuart and her miniature schnauzer, Winston.

Phone: 864.977.7696
Office Location: Mass Communication

Randall King HeadshotRandall King, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Communication
Professor of Communication

Dr. Randall E. King serves as Associate Dean and Professor for the School of Communication. He has worked professionally in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer at television stations in Florence and Greenville, SC. His video feature stories produced during his teaching career have won national and regional awards. A 30-year career in higher education includes stops in Boston, Knoxville, San Diego and Indiana, most recently, where he taught media communication and directed operations for his university’s community television station. He holds the Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Tennessee, M.A. in Communication Arts from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communication: Broadcasting from Olivet Nazarene University.

Phone: 864.663.0200

Karyn Campbell HeadshotKaryn Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Dr. Campbell earned her doctoral degree in rhetorics, communication and information design from Clemson University. Dr. Campbell served as the lifestyle editor at the Seneca Journal, a global English instructor for seven years, and a student media manager for more than 15 years. She is the faculty adviser for The Vision student website and The Vision magazine. She finds it exciting “to come across the raw talent of young creators and see them refine it into something truly beautiful.”

Phone: 864.663.0178
Office Location: Mass Communication 118

Lara Eller HeadshotLara Eller, M.S.

Instructor of Mass Communication

Lara Eller is an instructor of digital media in the College of Communication at NGU. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis from Concord University and a master’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University (WVU). Before teaching at NGU, she collected oral histories for the Veteran’s History Project with the Library of Congress and served as a teaching assistant at WVU under George Esper, legendary journalist for the Associated Press. Eller, who is a cancer survivor, is passionate about helping students grow academically and spiritually.

Phone: 864.977.7136
Office Location: Mass Communication 117

Shurajit Gopal HeadshotShurajit “Shur” Gopal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Broadcasting

Shurajit Gopal earned his doctorate degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the Global Open University Nagaland, India. He was a Fulbright Fellow in communication technology from 1988 to 1989. Gopal has three decades of in-the-field experience with teaching mass communication, satellite television, and film/TV production. His passion is to serve the Lord by teaching students everything he knows.

Phone: 864.977.7263
Office Location: Mass Communication 113

Linwood Hagin HeadshotLinwood Hagin, Ph.D.

Professor of Mass Communication
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Academic Administration

Dr. Linwood Hagin serves as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Administration at NGU. He earned his doctorate from the University of Tennessee in communication, his master’s from the University of Minnesota in broadcast journalism, and his bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in speech communication and German, with a minor in journalism. Hagin worked eight years in radio news and management before beginning his academic career. He has served on the faculty of six universities before coming to NGU in 1999. Hagin has been developing emerging leaders through education and leadership training for three decades.

Phone: 864.663.0069
Office Location: Office of Academic Administration

Andrew Stevens HeadshotAndrew Stevens, D.Min.

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Dr. Andrew Stevens earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in radio, TV, film from Baylor University and his Master of Arts degree in speech communication and broadcast communication from Marquette University. He has doctoral coursework at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Stevens earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at North Greenville University, with an emphasis in media ministry. In his 35+ years of professional media experience, including years as a television station general manager, he has extensive experience in media production and operations. He also works locally and regionally as a free-lance sports producer and videographer for multiple sports outlets and venues. He is the faculty adviser for the student-operated radio station, WNGR-LPFM, and VisionTV, the student-operated campus online channel.

Phone: 864.977.7912
Office Location: Mass Communication 106

John Williford Jr HeadshotJohn Williford, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

Dr. John Williford Jr. earned a bachelor’s in journalism at the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity in communication at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in communication studies at Regent University. Williford has been a newspaper editor, national PR convention representative, and the PR director for the event Downtown Greenville for 20 years., He also owns a communications consultancy firm. He wants to increase the “quality and quantity of communication resources for God’s kingdom expansion” in today’s world and at NGU.

Phone: 864.663.0254
Office Location: Hester Memorial Library, Upstairs

Kelechi Benet HeadshotKelechi J. Benet, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Kelechi J. Benet earned his Bachelors’s in Communication at North Greenville University, an MFA at Regent University in Film-Television. He has worked as a free-lance producer where he has worn many hats as producer, scriptwriter, camera operator and editor. Benet has worked in radio as an announcer, and he has many years of video and audio production experience. He is passionate about educating, cultivating, inspiring, and encouraging students to become the best at their craft with the idea and purpose of bringing glory to God.

Phone: 864.907.6877

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