After several semesters of work, a group of public relations students from Belmont’s own student-run public relations firm presented their work and findings to their community client. The firm, Tower Creative Communications (TCC), is run by senior Joel Delabre, executive director and sophomore Chelsea Lomartire, managing director, under the advisement of Dr. Kevin Trowbridge in the department of public relations. Students work in groups to offer pro bono public relations services to community partners in exchange for real-world experience and practicum credit.
This year, Lomartire’s team, which consisted of Jordan Anderson, Shelby Cage, Morgan James, Christiana Green and Sarah Self, worked tirelessly with the Easley Community Center of Metro Parks to help improve programming for the Edgehill neighborhood. They recently presented their findings to Jackie Jones and Marlo Lavender from Metro Parks.
Belmont University seeks to be a meaningful community institution by giving students the opportunity to participate in, learn from and serve their communities through service-learning courses, community service opportunities and more. TCC exemplifies this value by combining valuable learning experiences for students with invaluable service to the community.
Located at Rose Park, the Easley Center offers many amenities to the community, including a recreation gym and weight room, a variety of classes and a swimming pool in the summer, as well as after-school and summer programming for local students.