Cameron University sent a delegation of 13 students and faculty members to the recent 87th annual Oklahoma Speech-Theatre-Communication Association (OSTCA) conference, a forum where communication and theatre scholars share research and offer professional opportunities on topics of educational, intellectual and social significance to those fields. Student Katelynn Wright and faculty members Sarah Collins, Dr. Aubree Walton and Dr. Justin Walton each received awards at the conference.
Wright, a communication major from Lawton, was recognized for the Top Student Paper for “Gender Communication Differences in the Workplace: The United States, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.”
Collins, CU Director of Forensics, was honored with the DJ Nabors Outstanding College Forensics Coach Award. She was also elected chair of OSTCA’s Forensics Division by her peers.
Dr. Justin Walton, Associate Professor of Communication and Dr. Aubree Walton, Assistant Professor of Business Law, co-authored “The Use of Value Appeals in the First Obama-Romney Presidential Debate,” which was honored with the award for Top Faculty Paper.
Members of the Cameron Speech and Debate Team presented a series of speech and debate demonstration workshops. Those students included Elizabeth Good and Jonathon Good, Tipton; Cody Jackson and Savannah Price, Community, Texas; Danny McQuarters and Nick Pasternak, Kansas City, Mo.; Savanna Sanders, Madill; and Amber Smith, Bixby.
Dr. James Helfin, Associate Professor of Communication, also attended the conference.
September 17, 2014