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Grad School Alum Winner in Purdue Thesis Competition

October 20, 2014

High Point University strategic communication graduate student (class of 2014), Tanisha Harris, was a recent winner in a campus wide thesis competition at Purdue University. After advancing through the preliminary round, Harris was named one of ten finalists in the Three Minute Thesis competition. The 3MT challenges students to present a compelling oration on their thesis in just three minutes in language suitable to a non-specialist audience. Harris was the recipient of the People’s Choice Award, an honor voted on by the audience. She also received a $250 prize.

Harris won a similar competition while attending HPU. She credits her recent success to the preparation she received while obtaining her master’s degree. “My studies and experiences at HPU helped me learn the proper skills to engage and communicate effectively across many audiences. I’m grateful for my professors and the graduate school for the training I received.

Harris received her M.A. in Strategic Communication at HPU in May 2014. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Purdue University studying Consumer Health.

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