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. Request committee members additions/drops by first logging into ABC and then completing the quick Committee Update Request form at:
  9. 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 2020

Name End of 3-Year Term (Renewable)
Matt Baker 12/31/2020
Stephen Carradini, Chair 12/31/2020
Yaqian Jiang 12/31/2022
Abigail Koenig 12/31/2021
Ashley Patriarca 12/31/2020
Mason Pellegrini 12/31/2022
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

Previous Chairs

Matthew Sharp, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2015-2017
Quinn Warnick, Virginia Tech, 2010-2014