IABC/Arkansas officially welcomed its new student chapter at Ouachita Baptist University in 2008.

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Advisor: Dr. Jeff Root, Dean of the School of Humanities

Student Member Benefits


Communication World magazine
Every student member will receive IABC’s digital magazine, Communication World. A must for every communication student, CW tackles the foremost issues of the day facing communication professionals, while providing solid, practical information to build professional skills and knowledge.

CW Bulletin
A monthly IABC e-newsletter, delves deeply into major topical concerns in the industry, addressing professional skills, industry news, and career development insights.

Access to the IABC Member Centre
Access to Member Center on iabc.com including the communication-specific Job Centre which also includes internship postings, CW Online, the member database (great for networking), and MemberSpeak, where you can interact with other IABC members. Also go online to update your membership information – it’s easy!

IABC Online Content library
IABC Online Content Library puts a wealth of resources at your fingertips, including Communication World and CW Bulletin archives, IABC conference presentations and handouts, Gold Quill Award winning communication plans, and useful web links. Make this your first stop when doing research for academic papers and course work.


IABC’s online place to network with fellow members. It contains a posting area and live chat rooms, where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with other IABC members.Opportunities to explore career options in business communication with the guidanceof seasoned, professional IABC members.Opportunities to contact other communication students at universities and colleges.

Monthly IABC/Arkansas Meetings and Special Events
IABC/Ouachita members are welcome to all monthly membership luncheons and special events. Students are eligible for the member cost at the monthly luncheon which includes a full lunch.

Annual Bronze Quill Awards
IABC/Arkansas extends a special student discounts to members of IABC/Ouachita. The annual Bronze Quill Awards ceremony is held each spring and celebrates the best work of the year by Arkansas’s business communicators. It’s also a great chance to network with many of the most influential people in the field of communications in Arkansas. Students are eligible to enter their best work and compete with Arkansas’s most creative talent.

Professional Development

MyComm is IABC’s online planning tool, which takes users through the communication planning process and along the way offers guidance on each step from renowned communication consultant/author Roger D’Aprix, ABC.

Generous member pricing on IABC publications and textbooks.
Significantly discounted student rate to attend IABC’s annual international conference.
Member rates at local chapter and regional events where you can meet with professional members in your community.

Volunteer and skill building opportunities in meeting planning, public speaking and leadership — by belonging to or establishing a student chapter at your college or university.

Student Transition Membership Rate

Upon graduation, IABC student members qualify for one-half off the international membership dues and exemption from application fee if they join IABC as a practitioner member within one year of their graduation date.

Chapter and regional dues still apply.

Affinity Programs

Affinity Programs
Discounts on Avis Car Rental, Choice Hotels International, Airborne Express, Kinko’s- Access to Health Insurance