Communication and Leadership Faculty-Student Collaboration

Students work in collaboration with faculty on research capstones. Each year at least one student capstone is submitted and accepted into the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Conference.

Two of our alumnus presented at the Eastern Communication Association, March, 2016.

Matthew J. Gorczyca- The New Face of Philanthropy: The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Millennials’ Attitudes and Intent to Donate to Charitable Organizations
Ashley Lipka Coder- The Use of Social Media in Non-Profit Organizations: Online Community Building and its Impact on Philanthropic Giving.


Graduate students collaborate with faculty on community based service initiatives with not for profit organizations in the community. Some of these organizations include: Autism Services, Buffalo Peacemakers, Special Spaces Buffalo, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo Museum of Science, Vocalis Chamber Choir, Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana, Save the Michaels of the World, and the Niagara Aquarium.