BGSU Proudly Hosts NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar
By: Kirstie Hans
In late July of 2017, Bowling Green State University was honored to host the National Communication Association’s annual Doctoral Honors Seminar. According to the National Communication Association, the purpose of this seminar is to bring together renowned communication scholars and promising pupils to discuss current matters in Communication. Based on submitted written work and recommendations from their advisors, roughly 30 doctoral students from all over the nation are selected to attend and participate in this three-day-seminar.
This event aims to recognize the outstanding work of the doctoral students while simultaneously providing them with the opportunity to network with distinguished faculty mentors from a number of universities. For the duration of this event, five members of the Bowling Green State University community acted as faculty leaders: Dr. Joshua Atkinson, an Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Communication; Dr. John Dowd, an Assistant Professor for the Department of Communication; Dr. Sandra Faulkner, a Professor in the Department of Communication; Dr. Alberto González, a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication; and last but not least—Dr. Laura Stafford, the Director of the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University.
The faculty members were nothing short of honored to have had Bowling Green State University chosen as the host for the 2017 NCA DHS. The Director of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Laura Stafford, was, “…delighted to have been able to provide this remarkable mentoring experience for emerging communication scholars.” Following this event, Bowling Green State University was awarded the Citation for Service from the National Communication Association.