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Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications Spring Class Schedule

MANCHESTER, NH – This Spring at the Loeb School, students will gain skills in public speaking, journalism and writing careers, improve their use of Google tools, and learn how to use Canva to elevate their content creation work. Most classes are free and provide a platform for personal and professional growth at any age or experience level. To secure your spot, please register in advance at

Coffee with Jennifer Vaughn, Anchor and Author

Tuesday, April 30, 9:00-10:30am
Jennifer Vaughn, seasoned WMUR News Anchor and accomplished author, will speak at the Nackey S. Loeb School. If you are a fan of her journalistic work, intrigued by her literary achievements, or simply interested in the art of storytelling, you’ll have the chance to hear Jennifer share personal anecdotes from her career and learn about the inspirations behind her books and her writing process. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

Spring into Public Speaking
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7pm, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
In today’s professional world, effective communication is key. This class offers strategies to confidently address diverse audiences, harnessing nervous energy for impactful presentations to both small and large groups. Led by experienced instructor Andrea Bard, participants will learn to employ proper eye contact and hand gestures, follow a structured approach for presentation development, utilize various visual aids effectively, and adeptly handle challenging questions.

Back to Basics – Google Tools
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7pm, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
The Loeb School’s new Back to Basics courses aim to equip learners of all levels with fundamental skills through engaging learning experiences. These courses prioritize hands-on applications and visual aids, providing easy-to-follow summary notes and shortcut lists in each class. Join us for our inaugural Back to Basics class on Google Tools, focusing on Google Docs and Google Drive. Led by seasoned instructor Ananya Ramani, participants will gain a clear understanding of essential software tools, apply learned skills in real-world scenarios, and build confidence in utilizing these tools effectively.

PRO SERIES: Elevate Your Content Creation with Canva
$59 per student, limited availability
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7pm, May 1, 8, 15, and 22

Advance registration is required, with course fees supporting the nonprofit School’s mission.
Unlock the potential of your Canva creativity in this immersive class, regardless of your skill level. Learn graphic design tips, tricks, and hacks, including creating a Brand Kit, utilizing Canva AI, understanding templates, grasping graphic design principles, and leveraging Canva to support your brand. Your instructor, Victoria Carrington Chavez, is a brand strategist and graphic designer known for her innovative approaches to digital marketing and community building.

To register for Pro Series programs and free classes, visit

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications promotes and defends the First Amendment and fosters interest, integrity and excellence in journalism and other forms of communication by educating students of various ages and providing them with the tools and knowledge to improve their skill. 

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