BJU Students to Present at Southern States Communication Association Convention

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 13, 2018) – Three graduate students in the communications program at Bob Jones University have been selected to present at the 89th Annual Southern States Communication Association Convention at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, Alabama April 3 – 7, 2019.

Competitive papers are submitted to the appropriate division for anonymous review and the best papers are selected for presentation. The following graduate students will be participating in panel discussions at the conference: Beth Ann Labadorf of Greenville, South Carolina (“Tragedy on Southwest Flight 1380: A Crisis Response Analysis“); Kenneth Driscoll of Dublin, Ohio (“The Way They Saw It – Students’ Experiences During Spanish Study Abroad”) and Jessica Mullen of Centerville, Georgia (“DM’s and Double Chins: How Ephemerality Affects Digital Copresence on Social Media Platforms”).

“To have a paper accepted at a regional conference is a high quality academic achievement. While it is evident this accomplishment is a preparatory step toward doctoral work, it is also important preparation for success in the workplace,” said Dr. Charlotte Burke, BJU professor of communication. “Conducting research, analyzing data, drawing informed conclusions, and communicating results orally and in writing are assets that will help these students excel in their professions.”

Southern States is a regional association of communication scholars. The Southern States Communication Association’s purpose is to promote the study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.