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Canisius alumnae Sara LaBelle ’10, PhD and Hannah Ball ’12, PhD, are the 2020 recipients of the prestigious Eastern Communication Association’s Article of the Year Award. Their article, titled “College Student Goals in the Context of Prescription Stimulant Misuse: an Application of Goals-Plans-Action Theory,” was published in Communication Quarterly (67,1).

LaBelle is an assistant professor of communication and assistant dean of academic programming and faculty development for the School of Communication at Chapman University in California.  She was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective August 2020.  Ball is an assistant professor of communication at Chapman University.

Submitted by: Charles J. Wigley III, PhD, professor emeritus, Communication