Sands Visits the Moss Arts Center and Communication Students

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands recently toured the facilities of the Communication Department along with the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Elizabeth Spiller.

Blacksburg, VA.- Communication Professor, Dr. Robinson, shows President Sands and Dean Spiller the newsroom.

Blacksburg, VA.- Communication Professor, Dr. Robinson, shows President Sands and Dean Spiller the newsroom.

Both the President and Dean were excited to tour the department. Sands and Spiller shared what they thought about the facilities. “It’s very impressive to see the work everyone is doing,” President Sand said.

When Spiller was an undergraduate, she was the editor of her college newspaper. “It was an old fashion business with a lot of cutting and pasting so I loved to see the editing studio, it was a great opportunity for me to see what they are doing,” Spiller said.

The two were able to tour the communication studio, the control room, the newsroom and experience what students do in the department everyday. Communication Professor Dr. Robinson along with Department Head, Dr. Denton, led the tour and answered any question they had about the facilities and the department.

The Multimedia Center opened back in Fall 2013 and holds classes such as Digital News Room and Advanced Multimedia Reporting.

Both President Sands and Dean Spiller are excited to be part of a university with such great facilities and hope to come back and visit.

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