The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication is hosting a Senior Send-off event on April 22 from 8-9:30 p.m. The location has not yet been decided.
ACU’s Senior Send-off is an event that takes place towards the end of each spring semester and is centered on launching the graduating class of that year into their futures.
This event is a ceremonial event that entails a blessing and words of encouragement from fellow classmates and professors about each senior.
The event usually includes food and drinks along with a presentation of a gift to each of the seniors that is chosen by the planning committee.
The JMC Senior Send-off planning committee is a small group of Ad/PR majors who have a special interest in event planning. The committee is lead this year by BrookeLee Galle, junior Ad/PR major from Eula.
Galle said after multiple theme ideas were presented to her, this year’s Senior Send-off theme for the JMC department will be “Oh the Places You’ll Go” taken from Dr. Seuss. There will be a candy bar included in the event.
Galle said the program will include the JMC professors and any JMC students who want to attend. The seniors will receive a gift, as well as advice from the professors at the event.
There will be a senior slide show and time to reminisce on memories shared with other JMC majors and professors.
“It will be a time for seniors to remember all the good and bad moments in JMC,” Galle said. “The seniors will get to spend time with friends and professors before they graduate, and they will walk away with a gift too.”
Sarah Stephens, sophomore Ad/PR major from Haltom City, is a member of the committee and is excited to be working on the event.
“I think that Senior Send-off is a wonderful tradition as it honors each senior for all of their hard work and accomplishments,” Stephens said. “It shows appreciation and acknowledgments to them for their professors who have watched them grow and learn throughout their undergraduate years.”