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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:

Winter 2017 Newsletter


Connaughton, S., Kuang, K., & Yakova, L. (2017). Liberia’s pen-pen riders: A case study of a locally-driven, dialogic approach to transformation, peacebuilding and social change. In P. Kellett & T. Matyok (Eds.), Communication and conflict transformation: Leading-edge thoughts, practices, & engagements (pp. 71-92). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

So, J., Kuang, K., & Cho, H. (2016). Revisiting the EPPM from cognitive appraisal and functional emotion theories perspectives: Fear and anxiety as mediators of adaptive responses to fear appeals. Communication Monographs, 83, 120-144. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2015.1044257

Long, Z., Buzzanell. P. M., & Kuang, K. (2016). Positioning work amid discontinuities and continuities: Chinese Post80s workers’ dialogical constructions of meanings of work. Management Communication Quarterly, 30, 532-556. doi: 10.1177/0893318916636237