Undergraduate Honors Conference
NCA’s first undergraduate honors conference will be held on
the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., May 16-19, 2013. The conference is designed to assist
rising seniors majoring in communication in preparing for their capstone
projects and post graduation plans.
Participation is limited to 40 students who will be selected
on a first come, first served basis as long as the student meets the following
- Communication Major
- Rising Senior in good standing at a regionally
accredited college or university
- GPA of 3.5 or above
- Completed application submitted as outlined
Participants will be responsible for travel and incidentals
but all other costs including housing, food, and conference fees, will be
covered by NCA.
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, January 21,
2013, until all slots are filled.
To apply please send the following via email as one PDF
document to Brad Mello at email@example.com
- One-page letter outlining interests and initial
senior capstone plans
- Unofficial transcript
- One complete research paper in communication written
for a previous course suitable for presentation in a poster session format
during the conference
The conference will begin with dinner and an evening opening
session on Thursday, May 16. Sessions
on Friday and Saturday will include working groups devoted to preparing for
individual capstone projects, research time at the Library of Congress,
post-graduation planning, a poster session where papers submitted at
application time are presented and a trip to the Newseum. A full event schedule will be available
at the end of March.
Housing will be in air-conditioned dorm rooms – double
occupancy – on the campus of American University. Most meals will be cafeteria style, also on the campus of
American University. American is
easily accessible via D.C.’s public transportation. There are many air and train travel options to D.C., and parking
is available on the campus for those students who choose to drive. For additional questions please contact
Brad Mello, NCA’s Associate Director for Academic and Professional Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-534-1103 .