Health communication professional and ECU School of Communication graduate, April Paul Baer, will be returning to campus as a visiting professional to the School of Communication on Feb. 17 and 18.
Baer is currently the Director of Student Wellness at Frostburg State University in Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations in 2006. After earning her master’s degree in the School of Communication’s health communication concentration in 2008, she began working for Frostburg State as the Coordinator for University Wellness.
“While working to obtain my master’s degree at East Carolina, I realized how much I enjoyed facilitating research within the realm of higher education,” said Baer. “Thankfully, it led me to where I am now.”
While visiting ECU, Baer will be a guest lecturer in several School of Communication graduate and undergraduate classes, focusing on public relations and health communication. She will also be sharing her recent work experiences with a nonprofit organization, The Water School, in rural Uganda.
Baer credits her graduate position with the School of Communication as a research and teaching assistant and her time with ECU’s Campus Living as a resident assistant with preparing her well for her current work.
In addition to class presentations, Baer will be speaking at the School of Communication convocation for students in the interpersonal and organizational concentration; and, to the PRSSA organization.
All ECU students are welcome to attend any of her class presentations and guest lectures. For more information and specific times and locations, please contact the School of Communication main office 252-328-4227 or email email@example.com.