Lancaster – Three Ohio University Lancaster Communication Studies students took top honors in three categories at last week's OHIO Student EXPO in Athens.
Melissa Weller & Stacy Cesa Schindler, who both graduated with bachelor's degrees in Communication Studies from OUL and are now enrolled in the Organizational Communication master's degree program, won first place in both the COMS Graduate Division and the Regional Campus Graduate Division. The title of their presentation was "The Evolution of U.S. Airways Crisis Management Plan."
Undergraduate Communication Studies student Jacob Robitaille won first place for the Regional Campus Undergraduate Division. His presentation was titled "Pink Boa Politics."
"The students did a fantastic job and represented Ohio University Lancaster and our regional campuses very well," said Communication Studies Professor Candice Thomas-Maddox."Our students are completing intriguing research projects and they are most deserving of these honors from the OHIO Student EXPO."
The Ohio University annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo was held on April 11. Projects include things like documentary film, robotic lawn mowers, innovative theater costumes and presentations on the latest findings from medicine, astrophysics, education, and environmental science. The annual expo seeks to draw undergraduate, graduate and medical students from all disciplines in the name of creativity and competition. Students presented their original work, and prizes were awarded to the first and second place winners in each session.
Ohio University Lancaster student Ashley Van Bibber also presented at the expo. Van Bibber is an Applied Management major. The title of her presentation was 'Examining Management Skill Gaps Between Student Expectations and Employers: A Case Study."