2017 Best Honors Thesis

Hey everyone – Halli Krzyzaniak received the 2017 Best Honors Thesis award yesterday! Her thesis title is: A Comprehensive Study of Female Hockey Players’ Use of Social Media to Attract Fans and Endorsements.

Halli worked with her Honors thesis committee chair, Dr. Soojung Kim, an assistant professor in Communication, to produce the award-winning Honors thesis. Halli chose Dr. Kim for her expertise in social media. Halli started with an observation about the differences between the ways male and female hockey players are treated, and Dr. Kim helped her refine the idea by helping her connect with current theories on communication and social media and research methods to make sure her data and results were valid and reliable.

Along with being an Honors student with a Communication minor, she was also the captain of the UND women’s hockey team. It is clear that her academic and athletic careers have created an innovative outlet for her research.

Congratulations, Halli!

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Published by University of North Dakota Communication Program

The Communication Program at the University of North Dakota is a unique, mulch-disciplinary program offering an undergraduate degree and minor as well as graduate programs. Students have an opportunity to study closely with faculty across the broad range of communication areas and to prepare themselves for both careers and citizenship. In addition, students can be active in campus and community life through numerous student organizations and opportunities available through the classroom. Faculty members of the Communication Program have links to other academic programs on campus, including the English Department, Psychology Department, Indian Studies Department, and Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. The faculty all share a common interest and preparation in the study of communication.

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