Islander Faculty and Administration Attend National Communication Association Convention

Published: December 02, 2015

Islander Faculty and Administration Attend National Communication Association Convention

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was well represented at the 101st annual National Communication Association (NCA) Convention held November 19-22 in Las Vegas. Conference attendees from the College of Liberal Arts Department of Communication and Media included Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford, Associate Professor of Communication and Department Chair; Dr. Michael Sollitto, Assistant Professor of Communication, Dr. Michelle Maresh-Fueher, Associate Professor of Communication; Dr. Stephanie Rollie Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Communication; and Dr. Diana Ivy, Professor of Communication. Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, also attended the conference.

At the conference, each faculty member presented his or her own research and, in total, participated in nine different panel discussions. Topics discussed at the convention included social media, educational development and various struggles of communication departments at different businesses, universities and nonprofits around the country.

“It is highly competitive and a great honor to have one's paper, panel or roundtable put on the program of the NCA convention,” said Aldridge Sanford. “Fortunately for us, A&M-Corpus Christi is always well represented, and this year was no exception. This exposure brings national and international attention to our department.”

The NCA is oldest, most well-established national communication conference in the United States. There are about 7,500 NCA members across the globe. Last year about 5,600 people attended the NCA’s centennial convention.