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Spring 2017 Forum

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Topic: "Bringing Laughter Into The Equation: How Comedy Can Enhance A Company's Performance"

Speaker: This spring, Ted Birkhahn, partner and president of New York-based marketing and PR agency Peppercomm, will give a talk at the College of Charleston's School of Business Think Differently Forum — an event meant to inspire new ways of thinking and encourage debates among the Charleston community. Birkhahn will discuss how comedy not only creates a bond between coworkers, but also helps employees incorporate storytelling and humor into their work. 

Event Details: March 30, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Stern Ballroom | Stern Student Center | College of Charleston  

Scholars:

Senior Wanda Willis is a psychology major with a minor in leadership, change and social responsibility. She is president of the Cougar Activities Board, a member of PSI CHI psychology honor society and an orientation intern. After graduation, Willis hopes to pursue a master’s in higher education. 

Senior Kelsey Foster is a communications major with a minor in leadership, change and social responsibility. She is a College of Charleston Resident Assistant, a communications coordinator for Special Olympics Area 6 and has interned for the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduation, Foster hopes to work for a nonprofit benefitting people with disabilities. 

Senior Berkeley Fisher is a communications major with a minor in leadership, change and social responsibility. She is editor-in-chief of the College’s Odyssey page — an online platform that aggregates content developed by students — as well as a member of the inaugural Martin Scholars Program and Lambda Pi Eta honor society of the National Communication Association. After graduation Fisher hopes to work in online editorial or brand marketing. 

Senior Alex Clough is an arts management major with a business administration and leadership, change and social responsibility minor. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and a Peer Academic Coach for the College. Clough currently interns at the Charleston Gaillard Center and Spoleto Festival USA. After graduation, she hopes to work for a major nonprofit organization. 

Senior Anna Lefitz is an arts management major with a business administration minor. She has held leadership positions across campus working with organizations such as the Student Government Association and Best Buddies — a local nonprofit dedicated to the advancement and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Lefitz has worked on several local and national television shows. After graduation, she hopes to continue working in the television and film production industry.

 

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