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CMST Alum Tommy Oswalt Featured in Vanderbilt University News

Posted by on Friday, October 7, 2022 in News & Events.

Communication Studies alum Tommy Oswalt, class of 2020, was recently featured by Vanderbilt University News. Tommy lives in New York City and works for Citibank, where he focuses on issues related to diversity and inclusion, community-building, and efforts to support global cultural change in the organization. Asked about his favorite classes at Vanderbilt, Tommy pointed back to his training in CMST: “A…class I loved was called Rhetoric and Civic Life with professor Isaac West. It was basically looking at ways people rhetorically build communities. How do we make people feel included by the words we say? How do we help get people on board to see that we are all in this together? Taking that class was a pivotal moment for me in rethinking how I view community building.”

You can read the entire story here:

Building Community at Vanderbilt Paves the Way for Career in New York City