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Caton to Serve as STJ Head Permanently

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Anthony Caton was made head of the Arkansas Tech University Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism on a permanent basis during the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Caton (photographed in the new Tech TV studios at the Energy Center) served in the capacity of interim head of the department during the 2011-12 academic year.

A member of the Arkansas Tech faculty since 2004, Caton holds an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Ozarks and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

His professional background includes more than 30 years as a journalist in roles such as television anchor and reporter, radio station general manager and newspaper editor-in-chief.

Caton holds the faculty rank of assistant professor of journalism at Arkansas Tech. He also serves as director of the broadcasting program at Arkansas Tech, which includes student television station Tech TV and student radio station KXRJ 91.9 FM.

The Arkansas Tech Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in speech and journalism. Students in the speech program may pursue options in speech communication, speech educationĀ or theatre. Journalism students can specialize in broadcast journalism, print journalism or public relations.

The department also offers a Master of Arts degree in multimedia journalism.

Click here to learn more about the Arkansas Tech Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism.

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