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Communication Studies Senior Megan Brogdon Presents at WSCA Research Conference

Megan Brogdon, a senior in the Department of Communication Studies, was selected to present a research paper at the Eleventh Annual Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference in Anaheim, California on February 15th.

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Megan at the WSCA Conference

The Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to showcase their original research and receive feedback from experienced scholars. Megan’s paper, “PostSecret: From Secrecy to Creative Confession,” was a critical analysis of the online text PostSecret’s rhetorical powers and capabilities to create online communities, consubstantiation, and transform confessional processes.

Megan found the event challenging and rewarding, and credits faculty in the Department of Communication Studies for providing her with the support that she needed to be successful at the conference:

“Attending WSCA Undergraduate Scholars Showcase this February was a wonderful and incredibly enjoyable experience. I was able to meet like-minded people and have truly meaningful and challenging conversations about what really matters for us as Communication Scholars. It was an amazing feeling to have other scholars interested in my work on PostSecret and I found the community to be incredibly inviting. My knowledge about career opportunities in the Communication field greatly increased and it was humbling to be part of such an amazing event. The highlight of my trip was the presentation itself—it was really great to finally see my hard work on display for other scholars to see and I was surprised at its positive reception.

It is the people at Colorado State University that prepared me for my success at WSCA this February. Jessie Stewart, Cindy Griffin, and Greg Dickinson are just a few of the many amazing faculty members here at Colorado State that truly care about students’ success and work to support students through whatever it is they hope to do in their collegiate careers.”