A Walters State Community College instructor has been chosen to lead the Tennessee Communication Association.
Marci Nimick, instructor of speech, was named president-elect at the organization’s spring meeting. Nimick will serve one year as president-elect and the following year as president.
“As a teacher, a storyteller and a singer/songwriter, Marci Nimick exemplifies the importance of communications to one’s professional and personal life,” said Carla Todaro, dean of the division of humanities at Walters State.
“She is a strong example to students and colleagues of the value of clear, effective and engaging communications. She will be an exciting leader of the Tennessee Communication Association.”
Nimick lives in Greeneville and teaches at both the Greenevillle and Morristown campuses. She joined the college in 2008. Prior to teaching,
Nimick spent many years as a professional singer and songwriter. She is a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. In her new role, Nimick hopes to increase membership and promote storytelling as part of the communication discipline.
“Many of us do not realize how big the role of storytelling is even in our day-to-day communications. People will remember a story when they may not remember anything else. The art of storytelling is valuable in all aspects of communications, even in areas like marketing,” Nimick said.
The Tennessee Communication Association is a professional organization for scholars, faculty members and students. The organization seeks to improve communication education, encourage research and foster the recognition of effective communications.