By Britney Beaman
The Kent Communication Society offers students the opportunity to develop new friends, better their leadership skills and make a difference. KCS is searching for new members to join.
“We are hoping to have students join who are interested in really making a difference and getting more involved with the School of Communication Studies … we are looking for leaders and people who are looking for more in our organization than just a resume builder,” Brittany Payne, vice president of KCS, said.
This semester, KCS’s main focus will be the Relay for Life. The society came in 3rd place last year in overall fundraising and online fundraising, and the goal is to place even better this time around. Kyle Buttermore, president of KCS, said the goal is to raise $4,000 this year. That’s $300 dollars more than the organization members raised last year.
Members also attend socials throughout the semester where they take a break from the work and enjoy time together.
Members meet each Wednesday at 5 p.m. to go over the agenda, talk about committees, discuss ideas for the future, and talk about upcoming events. Free pizza and pop are provided at the meetings, so “make sure you come hungry,” Payne said.
“We are always welcoming new members, and you can join anytime,” she added. “I think that being a part of KCS shows employers skills such as communication, leadership, creativity, and willingness to be involved. Being a part of an organization shows strong leadership qualities.”
Interested in joining? Attend a meeting or email Buttermore at firstname.lastname@example.org! Members don’t have to be communications majors and there are no requirements to being a part of KCS. There is a $5.00 membership fee each semester.