2017 Competition

The PCA writing competition aims to encourage and give recognition to undergraduate and graduate level scholarship in communication and to offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their work at the 78th Annual Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Convention.

Graduate Winners
Emergence, Origin, and the Revealing of Deus Absconditus: Two Readings of the Communicative Triad
Michael Kearney, Geneva College
Political Organizational Leadership in the Age of Narcissism
Christopher Bondi, Duquesne University

Undergraduate Winners
Arrhythmic Communication: Efficient or a Deficiency?
Natalyn Chamberlain, Geneva College
Solitude: The Necessity of Reflection and Focus to Enhance Interpersonal Relationships
Erika Kauffman, Geneva College
A Feminist Critique of “Dads Who Play Barbie” (2017): Challenging Stereotypical Masculinity
Megan Moroney, Juniata College