NGU Tim Brashier Campus to Host Communication Workshop

Tigerville, SC (October 14, 2019) North Greenville University (NGU) will host “Understanding Each Other: The Art of Communication” workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at its Tim Brashier Campus at 405 Lancaster Avenue in Greer. Dean of the NGU College of Communication and Fine Arts Dr. Web Drake and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Dr. Andy Stevens will be the featured presenters.

The workshop will explain why we encounter many obstacles in daily communication and will explore how we communicate, possible sources for miscommunication, and develop actual channels for effective communication.

Drake earned his bachelor’s in history and communication from Mississippi College in 1992, his master’s in speech communication from the University of North Texas in 1996 and his doctorate in communication studies from Louisiana State University in 2004. Before coming to NGU, Drake served as a debate coach and department chair at Union University, and as debate coach and director of theater at Mississippi College. He has coached five national championship debate teams and taught debate, argumentation, persuasion, and communication.

Stevens earned his bachelor's in radio, TV, and film from Baylor University and his master's in speech communication and broadcast communication from Marquette University. He has done doctoral work at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Stevens earned a doctorate in ministry at NGU, with an emphasis in media ministry. As a former station general manager, he has extensive experience in video and display production. He also currently serves as a sports producer for WMYA- Asheville. He is the faculty adviser for the student-operated radio station The Vibe and Vision-48, the student-operated campus cable channel.

The cost for the workshop is $29 and includes breakfast. For more information contact Dr. Jill Rayburn, jill.rayburn@ngu.edu, or register online at eventzilla.