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Master of Science (MS) in Communications


Communication Studies


"In November of 2014, we celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the establishment of the National Communication Association (NCA). It is important to examine the history of the NCA from as many angles and as perspectives as possible to fully appreciate where the NCA is today and how it got here. This thesis is intended to add yet another historical perspective to the NCA, reflecting the importance of the female presidents of the association. The purpose of this thesis is two-fold: to conduct a numeric analysis on the genders of the NCA presidents and to note the contributions and importance of the NCA female presidents. This is done via a quantitative analysis of the female presidents throughout the history of the NCA and a review of interviews with select NCA female presidents"--Leaf iv.

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Communication Commons