16 Influential Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Communication Majors

16 Influential Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Communication Majors

You hear that, Mom and Dad?

Often questioned, bashed, and belittled, Communication degrees are seen as a waste of time. However, some of America's most influential figures received their college degrees in Communications, such as:

1. Stephen Tyrone Colbert

Colbert is a Primetime Emmy award-winning comedian, author, writer, producer, actor and singer, and host of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS. He attended the Northwestern University School of Communication in Evanston, Illinois.

2. Jermaine Lamarr Cole (J. Cole)

J. Cole is a Grammy nominated hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He studied Communications at St. John's University in New York City, New York.

3. Ellen Lee DeGeneres

DeGeneres is an Emmy award-winning comedian, writer, actress, author, producer and host of "Ellen" on NBC. She studied Communications at the University of New Orleans in Louisiana.

4. James Thomas (Jimmy Fallon)

Fallon is a a comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer and host of the "Tonight Show" on NBC. He studied Communications at the College of Saint Rose in Albany in New York.

5. Matthew David McConaughey

McConaughey is an Academy Award winning actor and producer. He studied Communications at the College of Communication at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

6. Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler

Keibler is an actress, model, and retired professional wrestler from the WWE. She studied Communications at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

7. David Michael Letterman

Letterman is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, and the former host of the longest airing show late night talk show in American history, "Late Show with David Letterman." He studied Communications at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

8. Howard Allen Stern

Stern, also recognized as the king of broadcasting, is a radio and television personality, producer, host, author, and actor. He studied Communications at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

10. Wendy Williams

Williams is a television personality, actress, author, and host of daytime talk show "The Wendy Williams Show." She studied Communications at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

11. Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury

Ellsbury is a Golden Glove and Silver Slugger award-winning Major League Baseball player currently playing for the New York Yankees. He studied Communications at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

12. Carrie Marie Underwood

Underwood is a Grammy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter-actress and American Idol winner of Season Five. She studied Communications at Northeastern State University in Boston, Massachusets.

13. Al Lincol Roker

Roker is a television personality, actor, author, weather forecaster and host of "Wake Up With Al" on The Weather Channel. He studied Communications at the University of New York at Oswego in New York.

14. Hannah Storm

Storm is a television sports journalist, host, and the co-anchor of "Sport Center" on ESPN. She studied Communications at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

15. Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld

Seinfeld is a Primetime Emmy award-winning comedian, actor, writer and producer. He studied Communications at the State University of New York at Oswego in New York.

16. Erik Jon Spoelstra

Spoelstra is an NBA championship professional coach and the current head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of the National Basketball Association. He studied Communications at the University of Portland in Oregon.

So many successful Comm majors out there, it really makes the following quote true:

"Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted." — Mireille Guiliano

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20 Signs You Were A High School Cheerleader

You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

Cheerleading is something you'll never forget. It takes hard work, dedication, and comes with its ups and downs. Here are some statements that every cheerleader, past and present, know to be true.

1. You always had bobby pins with you.

2. Fear shot through you if you couldn't find your spankees right away and thought you left them at home.

3. You accumulated about 90 new pairs of tennis shoes...

4. ...and about 90 new bows, bags, socks, and warm ups.

5. When you hear certain songs from old cheer dance mixes it either ruins your day or brings back happy memories.

6. And chances are, you still remember every move to those dances.

7. Sometimes you catch yourself standing with your hands on your hips.

8. You know the phrase, "One more time, ladies" all too well.

9. The hospitality rooms were always one of the biggest perks of going to tournaments (at least for me).

10. You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

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11. If you left the gym at half-time to go get something, you better be back by the time the boys run back out.

12. You knew how awkward it could be on the bus rides home after the boys lost.

13. But you also knew how fun it could be if they won.

14. Figuring out line-up was extremely important – especially if one of your members was gone.

15. New uniforms were so exciting; minus the fact that they cost a fortune.

16. You know there was nothing worse than when you called out an offense cheer but halfway through, you had to switch to the defense version because someone turned over the ball.

17. You still know the school fight song by heart and every move that goes with it.

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18. UCA Cheer Camp cheers and chants still haunt you to this day.

19. You know the difference between a clasp and a clap. Yes, they're different.

20. There's always a part of you that will miss cheering and it will always have a place in your heart.

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Where Is UGA Football In The National Sports Media?

What are the reasons UGA aren't featured as much on ESPN as other college football programs.


Georgia football is coming off one of it's most historical seasons of all-time. Wins in the SEC Championship and Rose Bowl, an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship and a nationally ranked defensive performance for most of the 2017 season had Georgia experiencing the peak of college football's mountain. Coming into the 2018 season, however, Georgia has barely been talked about in the national sports media, taking a back seat to a quarterback-duel in Tuscaloosa and overlooked by other talented teams.

The sports media giants, such as ESPN and Fox Sports, understand that college football is a money maker in America. They spend countless hours talking about college football's best teams, players, storylines, and predictions on a week-to-week basis to please their audiences. While teams like Alabama and Ohio State have earned the right to be talked about by college football experts, why is Georgia football being overlooked coming off a historical season? Is it because we share a conference with the reigning dynasty in Alabama? Is it because we lost some historically great players in Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Roquan Smith?

The number one thing most experts say when discussing Georgia is the loss of those previously mentioned players who left for the NFL this past season. While this is a big loss for the Dawgs and those players will be missed, the team recently pulled in the number 1 recruiting class in the country this past spring which included seven 5-star players, and in two games played have shown that those positions have been filled and the team is still strong. Even after a strong performance against South Carolina on the road, Georgia still seems to be left out of ESPN shows such as First Take, who talk strongly about Alabama and Clemson.

Georgia hasn't gone totally broke with some college football experts. Three ESPN experts predicted the Dawgs to win the National Championship in a preseason poll, and 10 other experts of the 43 polled put them in the College Football Playoff. It's great to see some experts see the potential this Georgia team holds, but it's still upsetting not to see more coverage on a team that seems well on it's way to another great season. Even following the teams historic Rose Bowl win last January, the talk on ESPN wasn't about a dominating second half or the blocked field goal by Lorenzo Carter in overtime, ESPN felt like Oklahoma lost the game more than Georgia won the game.

Especially following last years College Football Playoff, many experts have written off Georgia as national championship contenders, calling 2017 a "one-and-done" for the Dawgs. This should not be the case. Georgia has some of the best young talents in the country with players like Jake Fromm at quarterback and De'Andre Swift in the backfield. This is the one bright side to Georgia's non-existence in the big sports media shows. With Georgia under-the-radar, the team seems more focused than ever with little distractions from the media that Alabama can't seem to dodge.

The biggest storyline throughout the offseason in all college football was the quarterback duel between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa took over for Hurts, a two-year starter, in the second half against Georgia in the National Championship Game. He ended up leading a 13 point comeback to win the Tide's fifth title in nine years. All offseason, the talk around the country was who would end up starting at quarterback for the Crimson Tide. The question is why is this such a big deal? Why is this such a newsworthy event that it needed to be discussed on a weekly basis as the season grew closer? The reason has to be simple, Alabama wins.

Teams like Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State have won national championships since the College Football Playoff began in 2014 and seemed to hog the spotlight of college football ever since. This has to be the reason for Georgia's disappearing act in major sports media and constant disrespect that the team does not fully deserve. Georgia is one of the most talented and growing football programs in the entire country, but until the Dawgs can win the big game that has eluded the program throughout the 21st century, the national media simply doesn't care what Georgia does. This bodes well for the Dawgs, as head coach Kirby Smart continues to ready his players and future players for multiple runs in the College Football Playoff over the next several years. Will Georgia become the next powerhouse of college football, maybe even eclipsing Alabama's national championship dominance? Time will only tell if this is an accurate claim, and hopefully can lead to the Dawgs becoming a hot topic in college football's landscape.


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