Nan Wilson Wikenfeld saw a way to make a difference, and she has -- by founding a Communication Studies scholarship.
Thanks to her generous contribution, The Nan Wilson Wilkenfeld Communication Studies Graduate Travel Scholarship provides funding for UNC Charlotte Communication Studies MA students to travel for academic conferences, data collection, or study abroad. For spring 2017, up to five awards ranging from $200-$400 will be awarded. Students interested in applying should contact Dr. Christine Davis, Graduate Program Director.
Nan graduated from the Communication Studies MA program with dual degrees -- an MBA and an MA -- in May 2014. As part of her graduate studies, Nan was competitively selected to study abroad for a semester at Zeppelin University in Germany. Since graduating, she has taught Business Communication classes for the Department of Communication Studies, and been involved with the Faculty Learning Community for Adjunct and Part-time Faculty, as well as the Communication Across the Curriculum program for Belk College Students.
In addition to her work on campus, Nan also is President of Wilkenfeld Consulting, a business development, team-building, and leadership development consulting organization in Charlotte. She is pictured with Ali Dubois (left) of UNC Charlotte’s Development Office.
Nan would like to challenge other alumni and friends of the Communication Studies Department to contribute to this travel fund. Contact Dr. Christine Davis, Graduate Program Director, or Dr. Jason Black, Department Chair, for more information about making a donation to this fund.
Please join the department of Communication Studies Dr. Quinaln and the department of History's Dr. Johnson for a discussion on infertility at the UNCC Cone Center, Room 210 on Tuesday, Feb. 28th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. This is a free event and open to the public. This event is sponsored by research on women's health interest group and health academy.
The UNC Charlotte had a great showing this past weekend at the CFA tournamen hosted by Lynchburg University. Jordan Boyd finished in 1st place for both Declamation and Impromptu speaking and McKeena Jahns received 1st place in Persuasion and 4th place in Impromptu. The team also walked away with the 5th place finish for overall schools. Congratulations again to the team for these outstanding results.
Emma Butterworth, a second-year MA candidate in Communication Studies, says she is "extremely honored and excited" to be given the opportunity to share her research at this year's Southern States Communication Association Conference. As well she should be -- not only is Emma's paper the Top Student Paper in Mass Communication, but it's also, in part, about understanding emotions.
Emma wrote "Emotions, Mental Health and Advertising: An Analysis of the Advertising Campaign for Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out," for Dr. Richard Leeman's Prosem class last year.
SSCA will be in Greenville, S.C., April 5-9. Congratulations to Emma!
Davis, C.S., & Lachlan, K. (2017). Straight talk about communication research methods (3rd Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
Davis, C. S. (2016). Focus Groups: Applying Communication Theory through Design, Facilitation and Analysis.New York, NY: Routledge.