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Honors Graduates

communication department

To graduate with Communication Honors, a student must satisfy all of the requirements for the major, receive an A or A- in two honors seminars, and complete an honors thesis directed by a member of the Communication faculty.

This year, the following students have graduated with Communication Honors:

Class of 2015

Caroline Cammarano
Thesis Title: Corporate Giants Endure Global Crises: How Mattel, Nike, and Wal-Mart Lived to Tell the Tale
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Donald Fishman

Joanne Connelly
Thesis Title: Redefining Campus Culture (A Rhetorical Study of 21st Century American Colleges)
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Celeste Wells

Sara Daley
Thesis Title:  Career Socialization for College-Aged Students: Investigating the Role of Family Communication on Young Adults’ Career Aspirations
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Kelly Rossetto

Emily Gumbrecht
Thesis Title: An Underdog Inquiry: A Narrative Analysis of Overcoming Odds in the NFL
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Celeste Wells

Emily Hoffarth
Thesis Title: From “Thanks for being here Mom” to “Mom, let me go”: Examining Autonomy-Connection in Media Portrayals of Mother-Daughter Relationships
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Kelly Rossetto

Bridgette McDermott
Thesis Title: "Unveiling" the War on Terror: Women's Rights and Media Assistance Projects in Afghanistan
Thesis Advisor:  Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz

Garrett Newell
Thesis Title: Selective Rebellion: Punk Rock and Identity Formation in Adolescence
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Celeste Wells

Jill Parolin
Thesis Title: Shifting Female Representations in the Development of the “Bro-Country” Genre
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Celeste Wells

Amy Tarrant
Thesis Title: The Women Behind the Camera: A Critical Analysis of Gender and Race in Films Directed by Women
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Celeste Wells

Kathryn Tolkowsky
Thesis Title: Ethical Principles as the Bottom Line: A Critical Comparison of Cantor Fitzgerald’s Remarkable Resurrection to BP’s Egregious Misalignment of Organizational Priorities
Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Donald Fishman