A-State college getting new name

A-State college getting new name

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The former College of Media and Communications at Arkansas State University will have a new name pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

The new name will be the College of Liberal Arts and Communications.

The fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media, and communications departments will be included.

The college's dean, Dr. Carl M. Cates, announced the name at the college's tailgate before A-State's Homecoming game on Saturday.

A selection review committee was set up to narrow down a list of possible names.

The committee reviewed suggestions and narrowed the list down to five names for people to rank.

More than 500 people participated in the survey and 58.2% of those who responded picked "Liberal Arts and Communications" as either their first or second choice.

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