Graduate Student Recognitions and Accomplishments
There are many opportunities for our graduate students to get involved within our program and Kansas State University. We encourage our students to submit research abstracts and to get the most of their master’s degree experience. Our graduate students have been extremely active and positively representing the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism.
Oral Presentations Selections:
- David Chartrand’s "Suicide: The Undocumented, Unreported Killer of American Youth" paper and Joseph Rodgers’ paper on"Contributing factors leading to student‐athlete substance use: A communication perspective"both were selected for oral presentation at the K-State graduate school research symposium March 2013.
Travis Hasler, Kat Lopez, & Carmen Brown’s poster “Don’t Waste My Time: College Students’ Views on Political Messaging” was accepted and presented into the K-State Research Forum March 2013.
- Aaron Engleman served as the Broadcast Competition Coordinator for the JEA/NSPA conference held November 15-18, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Aaron arranged all of the high school student contests, judging, when and where they were to be held, and also made sure that the competition ran smoothly. Lindsey Elliott, also, attended the conference and assisted in all of these efforts serving as a JEA ambassador.
- Mengmeng Li, Xaiofei Song,and Alix Bilip presented their paper analyzing the websites of family-owned media in Kansas at the University of Tennessee’s research symposium on "Communication and Information Research in an Age of Convergence" on Feb. 27, 2013.}
- Aaron Engleman served as the Broadcast Competition Coordinator for the JEA/NSP held in San Francisco, California April 25-29, 2013. Aaron arranged all of the high school student contests, judging, when and where they were to be held, and also made sure that the competition ran smoothly. Aaron also taught a workshop to the young aspiring journalists. Lindsey Elliott, also, attended the conference and assisted in all of these efforts serving as a JEA ambassador.
- Travis Hasler’s paper was accepted for presentation at the annual International Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference in Dublin, Ireland. He was invited to present on HIV/AIDS Communication in Uganda at the end of June.
2012-2013 Student Recognitions & Accomplishments
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications has a diverse group of students with varied backgrounds, interests, and expertise. Being a JMC graduate student isn’t just about getting a master’s degree, it is about getting involved and making your own enriching experience. We value the hard work of our students, their involvement in areas of the department and university, and are we commend them for their many achievements.
- Travis Hasler was on the cover and featured in the 2013 Update Magazine for the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Take a look at the article highlighting Travis’ background with the Peace Corps and his accomplishments as a graduate student http://updatejmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/screen-shot-Hassler-2.pdf
- Kat Lopez was recognized by the Alumni Association and won the K-State 2013 Outstanding Leadership and Service. Faculty and peers nominated students for the Anderson Senior and Graduate Student awards, and members of the Alumni Association board of directors and K-State students selected the winning candidates. Lopez also received Outstanding Female Leader for her involvement in Kansas State University’s Student Governing Association as well as the 2013 Employee of the Year for her role as a facilitator at the K-State Challenge Course.
- Ashley Martin, Joe Rodgers, and Mengmeng Li were each awarded a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Annual JMC Banquet.
- Lindsey Elliott did a practicum Fall 2012 and worked for Mercy Regional Health Center and the Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University. Through her practicum Lindsey updated more than 100 web pages as well as initiated and implemented a media visit. The media visit highlighted the new da Vinci robot and resulted in articles running on the most-viewed shows/newspaper day. With this, at K-State, Lindsey revised the crisis communication plan for the BioSecurity Research Institute and created a crisis communication plan for the Veterinary Health Center and Diagnostic Laboratory.
- Ambrosia Franklin became The Collegian’s newest news writer this summer and landed her first story on the cover of the issue released June 25th, 2013. Read her story here: http://www.kstatecollegian.com/2013/06/25/local-animal-shelter-recognized-in-national-competition/
- Joe Rodgers-Fall 2013 Joe was hired in the K-State Athletics Communication Department working as the Sports Information Contact for K-State Women's Golf.