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WTAMU Communication Studies Majors Recognized

May 8, 2017

CONTACT:    Dr. Trudy Hanson, 806-651-2800, thanson@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Communication Studies Majors Recognized

 

CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M’s Department of Communication celebrated student achievements with an end-of-year awards night for both undergraduate and graduate students who are communication studies or mass communication majors.

The following awards were presented to students in communication studies.

Academic Conference Presentations
Abilene

Kassidy Payne
Amarillo
Joel Richards
Archer City
Caleb Hubbard
Bushland
Cevann Boone
Dumas
Audry Palmer
Farwell
Kelsey Knight
Ferris
Alex Hernandez
Grand Junction, Colo.
Hannah Ellis
Pampa
Laura Dangerfield

The Communication Master’s thesis award went to graduate student Judy Papenfus from Maclear, South Africa, for her thesis, “Communicative Acts in Coach-Athlete Relationships in Women’s Golf.” Papenfus serves as a graduate assistant in the mass communication program. Both Papenfus and Elizabeth Brown of Amarillo received the Outstanding Graduate Student awards for their overall excellence in research. Brown recently completed a research project, where she gathered data from community members about their perceptions of the Amarillo Police Department. Brown serves as a captain in the Amarillo Police Department.

WT Leadership Awards
Amarillo

Blake Backus
Bethany Thompson
|Bushland
Ceyann Boone
Canyon
Jesse Lee
Katie Rowan
Anthony Tanksley
Clovis, N.M.
Kimber Harrison
Grand Prairie
|Jackeline Lopez
Lubbock
Halie Unrein
Perryton
Aaron Becker
Riverside, Calif.
Todd Handley
Sundown
Drew Dunn

WT Forensics Team awards
Abernathy
Caroline Vick
Amarillo
Azaley Medrano
Bethany Thompson
Odessa
Belle Elliott
Olton
Carlos Perez
Sundown
Drew Dunn
Tulia
Cloudy Carrasco
Wichita, Kan.
Zoe Stewart

The COMM Rising Star Award
Amarillo
Hope Holman
Azaley Medrano

GPA Awards
Abilene
Kassidy Payne—Senior GPA Award
Amarillo
Hope Holman—Sophomore GPA Award
Bushland
Ceyann Boone—Senior GPA Award
Canyon
Katie Rowan—Senior GPA Award
Farwell
Kelsey Knight—Senior GPA Award
Leander
Clarissa Lara—Junior GPA Award
Perryton
Sarah Huddleston—Sophomore GPA Award
Slaton
Gloria Torres—Freshman GPA Award
Sundown
Drew Dunn—Junior GPA Award

Kelsey Knight was recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate. Knight and Black Backus received the outstanding senior portfolio award. All Communication seniors must design a website that features their work over their undergraduate career and submit it to their Communication Studies professors for review during their final semester.

Communication undergraduates who are graduating in May 2017, August 2017 and December 2017 and graduate students graduating in May 2017 and August 2017 received small carved buffaloes to mark their achievement.  The Department of Communication is one of five departments in the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities. 

 

 

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