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Holly Davis
The end is quickly approaching but as I reflect on my time here, I could not be more thankful for the experiences and memories I have accumulated over the past four years. Majoring in Communication Studies, with an Organizational Communication track and having a minor in Human Resources, has opened many doors for me and has prepared me for the professional world. I also have to give special thanks to the National Communication Association Student Club for giving me great advice and even greater friends. I am sad to leave Bloomsburg, but I am eager to start my next chapter at a biopharmaceutical company called Trevena in King of Prussia and show off all the skills I have acquired at Bloomsburg. I will be interning in their HR Department where I will train the new employees on their compensation and benefits packages.

Featured Graduate

Boe Kline

I have always wanted to speak publically as a career, especially on topics of inspiration and purpose. Being part of the Communication Studies program has helped me to “know my audience,” their needs, as well as equipped me with strategies to best address these needs. I have used these strategies often, as I have been asked to speak on nearly 20 occasions, with audiences ranging from at-risk students like myself, to clubs, students and faculty at a national conference, as well as women’s issues. I plan to continue speaking, studying purpose, and creating ways to help others find it.

Department News:
September 2014


Miller, E.C. (2014). Fighting for Freedom: Liberal Argumentation in Culture War Rhetoric. Journal of Communication and Religion, 37(1), 102-125.

Petre, J. T. (2014). Crisis narratives and the role of government: Comparing Ronald Reagan's and Barack Obamaメs National Convention Addresses. Iowa Journal of Communication, 46(2), 179-201.


Dr. David Hanley-Tejeda performed his solo show, "MeSo Mestizo," as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. This show is based on his dissertation, which deploys poetry and personal narrative to examine his biracial, White-Latino identity in the context of the Midwest-South.

Dr. Shavonne Shorter presented excerpts from her dissertation titled, "Black Students' Understandings of the 'Pipeline' to the Professoriate: Viable Career Option or Perceived Dead End?" to the Bloomsburg University Chapter of the National Communication Association Student Club.

Scholarly Achievement

Dr. Shavonne Shorter was featured in the Fall edition of Profile, the Frostburg State University Alumni Magazine. Shorter recounted how her experiences as a member of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program, which provides members of underrepresented groups with the skills necessary to pursue doctoral education, paved the way for her academic career.