Mississippi Transportation Commission welcomes Gaddis into program
The Mississippi Transportation Commission announced last week that Reed Gaddis of Forest has been admitted into the internship program for public affairs at the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Gaddis was recognized during a meeting of the Transportation Commission in Jackson by Commissioners Dick Hall, Tom King and Mike Tagert.
Each spring, summer and fall, the MDOT Public Affairs Division admits one college senior or graduate student into its internship program. Qualified candidates must be majoring in communication, public relations, journalism or a related field at an accredited Mississippi university.
“Interns are an integral part of the Public Affairs team at MDOT and gain experience from working in public information, digital/social media, brand management, media production and customer service, and with the news media, event planning and education outreach programs,” said Jarrod Ravencraft, MDOT public affairs director.
Gaddis is a senior at Mississippi State University in Starkville and will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations. He is a member of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Starkville-MSU chapter and MSU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.
Gaddis is a native of Forest and graduated from East Rankin Academy in Pelahatchie. He is the son of Mark and Patti Gaddis of Forest