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WSCA 2016 USRC Top Paper Awards

Wednesday, March 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Eric Aoki, Second Vice President

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, we were pleased to recognize the USRC’s Top Paper Award recipients with a certificate and monetary gift provided by Colorado State University’s Department of Communication Studies. 

First Place was awarded to a team of undergraduate scholars from The University of Montana including Tyler Morgan, Mackenzie Salitsky, Katjana Stutzer, and John R. Thomas for their paper titled “When More Information Does not Help: The Connection between Facebook Monitoring Behavior, Relationship Uncertainty, and Relationship Quality.”

Second Place was awarded to Joshua Adamson from California State University, San Bernardino for his paper titled “Twitter Privacy: Determinants of Sharing Behavior on Twitter.”

 Third Place, resulting in a tie, was awarded to Ajouah Grass from the University of San Francisco for a paper titled “Strategies for Success: Navigating Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication” and to Kelsey Koberg from Northwest Nazarene University for a paper titled “Socially Inclusive Language and Political Candidate Credibility.”

Thanks to all of the USRC participants, and Congratulations to this Year’s Top Paper Awardees! 

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