Graduate Studies Committee

Promotes opportunities for graduate students and explores possibilities for developing graduate-level business communication programs.


  1. Recruit applications/nominations for the Rising Star Award and get the message out about this award.
  2. List award winners in ABC newsletter and on the website.
  3. Encourage graduate students and faculty to join the Association and participate in its conferences.  Speak with graduate students who attend the annual conference to determine how they heard about the conference.
  4. Determine if past recipients of the graduate travel awards have continued to be members (go back at least five years).
  5. Complete, distribute, and analyze survey of ABC membership regarding graduate programs represented within ABC’s membership.
  6. Encourage graduate students and faculty to submit manuscripts to ABC publications and to cite authors from those publications in their research.
  7. Recommend new charges for the following year.
  8. Post September 1 annual report on your community shared files site and also post to Committee Chair shared files for First Vice President.  Post interim report (near late February or other to-be-determined date) as directed.

Community Page

The Community Page for this committee is for members and links to the committee's forum and file library.

Committee Members 2019

Name End of 3-Year Term (Renewable)
Matt Baker 12/31/2020
Stephen Carradini, Chair 12/31/2020
Abigail Koenig 12/31/2021
Ashley Patriarca 12/31/2020
Vincent Robles 12/31/2020
Katie Robisch 12/31/2020
Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt 12/31/2020
Matthew R. Sharp 12/31/2020
Bremen Vance 12/31/2021