Communication Currents

Celebrate 100 Years of the NCA!

August 1, 2014

The National Communication Association (NCA) invites Communication departments and programs across the country to honor the NCA Centennial with activities geared toward celebrating the association and discipline. Join the celebration! Here is how you can get involved.

1)      Plan and implement a departmental celebration. Use NCA’s 100th anniversary to celebrate your own program and people. Perhaps you could design a way to celebrate your own pioneers. You could research your history and disseminate your legacy. You also might organize some of the digital memories associated with your program and share them with NCA. At your celebration, consider asking people to share what the study of Communication at your institution means to them.

2)      Document the centennial celebration on your website. When you implement your celebration, document it on your website to share with others, including your current students, administration, and alumni. In your documented celebration images, you might include video clips and text that afford members of the association insight into your program, people, and what 100 years of NCA and the discipline mean to your department.

3)      Share your celebration with NCA. Prior to NCA’s Annual Convention in November, highlight your centennial celebration by sending your URL website link to the NCA National Office ( Throughout the centennial year, NCA’s website will feature select celebrations from across the nation.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to highlight your program and people and join in this national celebration of 100 years of NCA! For more information about this centennial celebration activity, contact Jeffrey T. Child at Kent State University(

About the author (s)

Jeffrey T. Child

Kent State University

Associate Professor