About kaitlynmiller

Welcome! I am a student from Elkins, WV in the process of earning my BS in Communication from Shepherd University with a concentration in Strategic Communications and a minor in biology. I have an interest in working closely with people to achieve goals, and I really have a passion for my work. In my spare time, I enjoy acting in Shepherd University theatre productions and have done work with the Rude Mechanicals and some student film. I also spends much of my time volunteering with the Shepherd University Multicultural Leadership Team and learning more about the issues facing the world. While at Shepherd I have also been involved with student government by serving on the Student Government Association, assisted in managing my department's social media, and I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi. If you would like to contact me, send me a message, and I will be happy to get back with you as soon as possible!

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

Finals Have You Stressed Out? Take a Break With Our De-Stress Tree!

The time has finally come… finals week. Holiday break is just on the horizon, but before we can taste the sweet freedom, we all must conquer finals. It can be a very stressful time! To combat this, the comm department has created this activity to help students manage their stress.


De-Stress Tree: Located in the Lower Level of Knutti

The De-Stress Tree is meant to give students the opportunity to share with each other different ways they kick their stress to the curb. Simply take a leaf from the cup, tell us how you de-stress, and pin it to the board! It may not seem like much, but short breaks can actually help retain information and reduce stress.

The De-Stress Tree is open to all students in and out of the communication department. While you’re busy studying or finishing up that final project, take a trip down to the lower level of Knuitti and fill out a leaf! You can discover ways that your fellow students are coping with stress and maybe even help someone else out.

Check out our Instagram page where we’ve been highlighting creative and fun leaves each day.

Where to find the tree:

Don’t know where the communication department is? It’s in the lower level of Knutti.

  1. Enter Knuitti.
  2. Go to the elevator and select “LL” for Lower Level
  3. Exit the elevator, go through the doors and BAM! The tree will be right in front of you.
  4. tip: While you’re down here, check out the TV studio and meet some friendly comm students and faculty.

Announcing the #ShepComm Halloween Contest Winner!

The #ShepCommContest to see which communication student had the best Halloween costume has finally come to an end! While the battle for first place was fierce, one costume prevailed.

Congratulations to Abby Buchanan!


Abby Buchanan receives her one-of-a-kind #ShepComm mug from the Social Media class

Her #ShepComm Halloween costume of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch beat the competition in Monday’s Twitter poll to win the grand prize, a customized Shepherd University Communication Department mug!


Caroline West and winner, Abby Buchanan



A special thanks to all those awesome students who participated! To check out all of the unique #ShepComm costumes check out the department’s instagram!









Are You the Comm Student with the Best Halloween Costume? Prove it with #ShepCommContest on Instagram

Ready to get your ghoul on?

The Shepherd University Communication department is hosting its very own costume contest! We want to know which #shepcomm student has the best costume this Halloween!

What’s the Prize?

It’s a SURPRISE! The only way to know for sure is to get to work making the absolute best costume you can that is sure


Finalists from last year’s comm contest

to crush the competition. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to rub your win in the faces of every other student in the department! Better start thinking now because #shepcomm students don’t mess around! Just look at the finalists from the pumpkin carving contest last year.

How to Enter!

  • Submit a photo wearing your Halloween costume for a chance to be featured on our page and win some goodies!
  • To enter, post the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #ShepCommContest.
  • Entries must be in by midnight Oct. 30.
  • Vote for the winner via @ShepComm Twitter poll Oct 31st.
  • Winner will be announced Nov. 1st.
  • Must be a comm major or minor (or taking a comm class currently) to win!

PLEASE be aware that this is a Shepherd University Comm Department contest. We do not want to see anything explicit or inappropriate. If you wouldn’t show your sweet innocent Grandma, please don’t send it to us. 🙂

We’ll be reposting entries across our social platforms- so stay tuned in the days before Halloween to see the competition.

Don’t forget to vote for the winner @ShepComm on October 31! Also check out the comm department Instagram  and the newest platform, Snapchat!


Need some costume ideas? Check out this article on popsugar.com!