Event Commemorates Past Student
December 21, 2010
On Thursday, Dec 2, the Department of Communication Studies hosted the David P. Twomey III Public Diplomacy Lecture/Dialogue. The event was in honor of David P. Twomey, an exceptional graduate student who passed away from H1N1 in 2008. As part of the ceremony, recipients of the Twomey Washington Award were announced and a film montage was shown.
In addition to the administrators, faculty, and students in attendance, David's parents were there as well as the Former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Peter Cianchette, who was the inaugural speaker.
Dr. Angela N. Hosek and her colleague Dr. Rebecca DiVerniero received the Top Paper Award (out of 155 papers submitted) for their project titled, "Twitter as a Classroom Tool: Exploring the Use, Benefits, and Downfalls from the Perspectives of Instructors and Students," from the Human Communication and Technology Division. Dr. Hosek was also on the Top Panel for the Basic Course Division. Both took place at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting in November.