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For Immediate Release
November 30, 2005

Communication Studies Students Garner Leadership Positions
and Present Papers at National Conference


EWING, NJ … Two communication studies students from The College of New Jersey won national recognition when elected to national offices in Lambda Pi Eta (LPE), the national student communication studies honor society, on November 19, 2005, at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), in Boston, Mass.  Kendall Anderson ’06 was elected national president, and Pamela Braddock ’07 was elected national vice president of LPE. 

 “Kendall Anderson is the seventh national president of Lambda Pi Eta elected from TCNJ in the past ten years, and Pamela Braddock is the first student from TCNJ ever elected national vice president,” according to Dr. John Pollock, faculty advisor to the College’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta.

 The National Communication Association is the largest association of communication scholars in the world, with over 3,000 members, and Lambda Pi Eta has chapters in over 400 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

“I'm proud of our students’ continuing leadership in the national LPE organization and of their accomplishments in presenting papers on refereed panels,” said Dr. Susan Ryan, chair of the communication studies department at the College.

In addition to winning elected honors, six students attending the annual NCA conference presented refereed papers:

“Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of Abortion: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by Brianna Moles ’06, Aline Guzzo ’05 and Megan Roth ’05, presented by Ms. Moles

“Cross-National Newspaper Coverage of United Nations Efforts to Fight AIDS: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by Stefanie Gratale ’06, Jennifer Hagert ’05 and Laura Dey ’05, presented by Ms. Gratale.  This paper won the Stephen A. Smith award for best co-authored student paper in the nation for 2005.

“Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of Ethnic Profiling After 9/11: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by JaNea Wilson ’06, Brian Epstein ’05, Nicole Bullock ’05, Samantha Griffiths ’06, Stefanie Gratale and Caitlin Gaughan ’06. The paper was presented by Mlles. Griffiths, Gratale and Gaughan.

“Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of the USA PATRIOT Act: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by Kendall Anderson ’06, Chris Hayes ’06, Troy Maddox ’06, and Anthony Miscia ’05.  The paper was presented by Ms. Anderson.

“Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of Alternative Medicine: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by Toni Peterson ’05, James Cooney ’05, Dana Logandro ’05, Caitlin Gaughan ’06 and Pamela Braddock ’07. The paper was presented by Ms. Braddock.

“Nationwide Newspaper Coverage of the New Medicare Prescription Benefit: A Community Structure Approach”, co-authored by Caitlin Gaughan, Stefanie Gratale and Samantha Griffiths. The paper was presented by all three students.