Congratulations to our 2012 Outstanding Graduate
Each May, we recognize the exceptional work of our college's top seniors with the Outstanding Graduate award.
The Communications Department faculty admires Tricia Juanitas for her great attitude toward self-development and her desire to help the community. At Pacific, she was president of the Communication Department's Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, a student representative for the Department, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Department newsletter. Tricia also presented a research paper at the Bay Area Undergraduate Research Conference that received audience praise.
Meet Our Outstanding 2011 Graduates
At the end of the year, each of the academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Pacific honors a truly exceptional graduating senior or group of seniors with the Outstanding Graduate Award. This award is given to students who have not only earned a consistently high academic record, but who have also been actively involved in the discipline through activities, research, or special projects.
Outstanding Graduating Seniors
Lydia Mae Johnson
Outstanding Graduate Students
Distinguished Graduating Senior
Distinguished Graduate Student
Floyd Family Foundation Award
Dr. William E. Hall Memorial Award
Students Present at Communication Research Conference
Three undergraduate students presented their research papers at the Bay Area Undergraduate Communication Research Conference at San Jose State University, on April 16, under the direction of faculty mentor, Qingwen Dong: Tricia Juanitas '12 presented "Social Media's Impact on Satisfaction with Relationships." Gabrielle Huntoon Cowden '13 presented "The Perceptions of Athletes through the Media." Stephanie Wojda '12 presented "The Perceived Credibility of Online and Print Sources."
Graduate Students Receive Scholarships
Min Liang and Taylor Blackburn, graduate students, were selected from among candidates from five northern California universities to receive the elite San Francisco Public Relations Round Table scholarship grants of $2,000.
Students Present at Western States Communication Conference
Eight undergraduate students from the Department of Communication presented their research papers at the Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholar Research Conference on February 19, 2011 in Monterey, CA. Their presentations are listed below:
Elizabeth R. Rotticci' 11: "Understanding the Effects of Women with Body Dissatisfaction"
Lydia Mae Johnson '11: "Avatar's True Entertainment Value: How James Cameron's Avatar is Changing the Future of Film"
Frank Perry '12: "The Effects of Ethnocentrism on Interethnic Communication between College Students"
Ava Aguayo ' 11: "The Effects of Social Networking and the Boundaries between Authority Figures and Subordinate Relationships"
Asumi Kojima '12: "Japanese Social Networking Site (Mixi) Use and Its Impact on Relationships"
Joanne Min '11: "What Race Says About the Couple: Studying the Relationship between Commitment and Racial Homophily"
Emily Frost '11: "The Impact of Gender, Attacks, and Accomplishments in the 2010 California Gubernatorial Debates"
Caitlin Gilliam '11: "The Effects of Gender on Perceptions of Appropriate Work Attire"
Grad Student a Co-Author of Chapter in Book about Obama Campaign
Drs. Qingwen Dong and Kenneth D. Day along with former graduate student Raman Deol authored a book chapter "The Resonant Message and the Powerful New Media: An Analysis of the Obama Presidential Campaign," published in The Obama Effect: Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign by SUNY Press.