The Department of Journalism and Public Relations held its annual awards ceremony April 8, 2016, in the Bowen Thompson Student Union. It was an opportunity to honor outstanding current students as well as successful alumni.
Awardees, as well as family, friends, faculty and donors were in attendance.
Betsy Kling, a 1997 Broadcast Journalism graduate, was inducted into the Journalism and Public Relations Kappa Tau Alpha Hall of Fame. Betsy is chief meteorologist at WKYC-TV in Cleveland.
Lily Bartell, Hannah Benson and Gary Malveaux were inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha national journalism honor society. Jeanette Benson (not pictured) was also inducted.
2015-2016 officers of the Public Relations Student Society of America were recognized. From left: Julie Hagenbuch, PRSSA adviser; Hannah Tempel, vice president; Anna Crabill, president; Emily Johnson, social media coordinator; and Kristen Tomins, treasurer.
Jessica Dill, a 2008 Broadcast Journalism graduate, was given the Currier Young Professional Award. Jessica is morning show reporter for WJW-TV in Cleveland.
Dr. Nancy Brendlinger, who is retiring at the end of spring semester, handed out the awards. Travis Thornton won the F. Dennis Hale Memorial Scholarship.
The Alumni Advisory Board scholarship was given to Audra Delaney.
Leslie Hurrell received the Robert F. Collins Scholarship.
John H. Walker scholarships were awarded to Cherise Thomas and Alexandrya Pearson.
Cherise Thomas also received the Harold and Elaine Fisher Scholarship.
Holly Shively won the Gerald D. Murray and Bev Murray Scholarships.
Rebecca Erwin, who received the Larry and Fran Weiss Journalism Scholarship, poses with Larry and Fran Weiss.
The Florence and Jesse Currier Scholarships were awarded to Annie Furia (senior) and Amy Steigerwald (junior).
Gary Malveaux, shown with department chair Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, received the Broadcast Sequence Award.
Lily Bartell, shown with multiplatform sequence head Dr. Nancy Brendlinger, won the Multiplatform Sequence Award.
Anna Crabill won the Public Relations Sequence Award. She is congratulated by Julie Hagenbuch.
The Waugh Award was presented to two outstanding seniors: Terry Lash (Broadcast Sequence) . . .
and Kristen Tomins (Public Relations sequence). Kristin is seen here with PR sequence head DR. Terry Rentner.
Also receiving awards but unable to attend were Paul Garbarino (School of Media and Communication Fund for Excellence Scholarship) and Terrin Bates (Spencer Canary Scholarship).