Cameron University students present research papers at communication conference

Two Cameron University students presented research papers at the recent 25th Annual Sooner Communication Conference. Ricky Petty, a senior communication major from Loyal, and Kaley Neal, a junior public relations student from Duncan, presented projects completed in a class on corporate and organizational communication. Petty’s paper analyzed Margaret Thatcher’s leadership style during the Falkland Islands Crisis, and Neal’s research explored Paula Deen’s image restoration strategies after she was accused of racism in 2012.

“We are tremendously proud of our students’ efforts,” says Dr. Justin Walton, associate professor of communication. “This conference is very selective and competitive, which is a testament to the quality of Ricky and Kaley’s work.”

The Sooner Communication Conference is a graduate student-led event which brings together faculty and students from schools throughout the region and the nation. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students a forum to discuss developments in theory and research across the communication discipline and for students to fine-tune their research for other scholarly endeavors.

Funding for participation in the conference was provided through the Tina Solomon Endowed Lectureship in Communication.

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March 12, 2014

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