Meet Shepherd Communication Major Mikaela Vacca

Mikaela Vacca is a junior here at Shepherd University. She was not originally a communication major but switched for various reasons. Keep reading to learn more from Mikaela! Continue reading


Graduate Highlight: ’17 Grad Ellen Buchanan Talks Life After College

This week senior Jade Sammons got the chance to meet up with a recent Shepherd communication graduate!  Ellen Buchanan, a 2017 graduate, works for Platinum PR, here in Shepherdstown, WV.  We thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a Shepherd alumni, who used her degree and decided to stay and work in Shepherdstown.

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The ShepComm Halloween Costume Contest is Back! Here’s how to Win!

Can’t believe it’s already late October? Midterms already happened, and we are returning to school after a very well-deserved fall break. That means it is that time of the year where everyone gets one night to be someone completely different, to be something they are not the other 364 days of the year. It’s Halloween time!

Here at the Shepherd University Communication Department, we love to celebrate Halloween with our annual Halloween contest. This year, we are looking for your very best costume! The details are below.

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Then I Woke Up: A Graphic Novel

Ashley Angueira

The average person will spend about 6 years of their lifetime dreaming. Odds are, there is at least one dream that you can clearly recall: What happened, where you were, and whom you were with. Most importantly, you’ll remember the feeling you had when you woke up. My graphic novel, Then I Woke Up, explores the most memorable dreams of my life: from my first nightmare when I was 4 years old, to the short but powerful visions in a long nap.

“This is who I am, as told by my dreams”

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Go with the Flow: A Campaign Because Homeless Women Have Periods Too


Kaitlyn Miller

An average woman will spend about 6.25 years on her period. For those that have fallen on hard times, getting the much needed feminine hygiene supplies can be a challenge. That’s why for my Capstone, I decided to give homeless women in the area a little less to worry about. My name is Kaitlyn Miller, and my campaign is called Go With the Flow because nobody should have to choose between food and tampons.  Continue reading

Did you know that around 60 percent of the population in Haiti lives on less than $1.00 a day?


A Social media campaign to bring awareness to the need in Haiti

Apart from the many earthquakes that are known to strike Haiti, there are more issues that linger in the country.  From famine to health issues, many adults and children are dying because of lack of resources. Continue reading