Ronald Hidalgo is a senior at West Virginia University earning his B.A in Communication Studies. Ronald is currently a Resident Assistant for WVU. He has much experience interacting with individuals on a professional and social level. At the end of his junior year, Ronald was awarded the 2010-2011 Resident Assistant of the Year Award. He was voted by his fellow co-workers and superiors. He shows exceptional balance between his academics, professional work, and social life.
Ronald and his peers wrote an academic paper on perceived message sensation value and the Health Belief Model that will potentially be presented at a national communication conference in the spring of 2012. He recently conducted an informal study on achieving compliance through the use of nonverbal gestures in which he wrote a literature review on. During the spring semester of his junior year, Ronald developed and executed an ad for the testicular cancer campaign based on the research he conducted for the campaign, CheckYoNutz. Based on all the work and research he has done Ronald is motivated to continue on into graduate school to earn his masters in Communication Theory & Research. He is a highly motivated individual who thrives under high-pressure situations and shows exceptional organizational skills.