President’s message

Message from the President

        I would like to personally thank everyone who helped make the 2014 conference such a success. We had wonderful speakers, enjoyable short films, and innovative ideas to grow TCA. Please begin initiating the ideas to grow by reaching out to colleagues in your school and in other colleges and universities. Also, tell professionals in the industry about us so we can learn from each other at the 2015 conference. I hope that you will recruit students to propose papers, poster sessions, and to enter short films for the 2015 conference.
September 11 – 12, 2015, we will have our joint conference with the Kentucky Communication Association at Montgomery Bell State Park. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this event. Marci Nimick, our President-Elect, has already begun working with Kentucky to plan a meaningful and enjoyable 2015 conference! She will be announcing the theme, soon.

My goal for this year is that more people will become involved in this important organization. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please send me your contact information. Also, please send me the names and email addresses of anyone who you think would like to know about TCA and the TCA conference.
Let’s continue with the strong momentum to grow throughout 2014 and into 2015. If you have any suggestions for me to make this a great year for TCA, feel free to contact me.
Sincerely yours,

Ruth Livingston, Ph.D.
TCA President
Associate Professor Speech
Northeast State Community College
2425 HWY 75, P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617

3 thoughts on “President’s message

  1. Barbara Belle Perry, PhD

    Good Monring,
    I am interested in joining and contributing to the TCA in 2012. I am a faculty member at Lane College in Jackson TN. I would like to learn about the conference for 2012, about submission of papers and anything else you can tell me about the organization. I am a member of NCA, a former and active member of CSCA and am eager to become active in TCA. Thank you, Barbara Belle Perry, PhD

  2. Missy Fox Post author

    Dr. Belle Perry, thank you for visiting the site and for your interest! You can find both the printable membership form and conference registration information on the website at We are in the process of updating the web-based form, which will be located on the same page.

    As for TCA, you can read about the organization here.
    Compared to the International Communication Association Conference, I personally felt it was easier to network at TCA. Also, it was focused more on academics/the classroom than other communication conferences I’ve been to (which leaned more toward PR or the medical field or business practices/visibility).

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

  3. Pamela Little

    I hope you enjoy your 75th Anniversary in Knoxville, TN. Should your convention rotate back to Murfreesboro, TN, The DoubleTree by Hilton Murfreesboro would be delighted to submit a proposal for future years.


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