News Release

Dalton State to Host Communication Conference

January 8, 2013

Krista and Kimberly Smith
Dr. Kris Barton, left, Associate Professor of Communication at Dalton State College will be keynote speaker at communication conference planned by Barbara Tucker, Associate Professor of Communication.

Communications professors and students from across the state of Georgia and beyond will converge on the Dalton State College campus for the 82nd Annual Conference of the Georgia Communication Association February 22 and 23.

According to Barbara Tucker, First Vice President of GCA and coordinator of this year’s conference, more than 20 public and private Georgia colleges and universities and at least two out-of-state universities will be represented at the conference. Tucker is an Associate Professor of Communication at Dalton State.

One of the unique features of the GCA annual conference is its commitment to student scholarship, Tucker said. “Several student presentations on various aspects of media, communication theory, and persuasion will be given, and the conference also sponsors a student short film contest and awards cash prizes to the top three films.”

Concurrent with the conference will be a meeting of the Georgia Board of Regents Communication Discipline Advisory Council to discuss USG institutional policies on communication studies programs.

Dr. Kris Barton, Associate Professor of Communication at Dalton State, will present the conference’s keynote speech, Tucker said.

GCA is an affiliate of the National Communication Association and has held recent conferences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, and University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Travice Baldwin Obas, Associate Professor of Communication at Georgia Highlands College serves as the current President of GCA.

Information about the Georgia Communication Association can be found at the organization’s website or by contacting Barbara Tucker at 706-272-4411.

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