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Communication Faculty Win Awards for Research and Teaching

Three communication faculty members have recently been honored for their contributions to research and teaching. Professor Katherine G. Hendrix has been selected to receive the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award. Professor Tony de Velasco has been selected to receive the 2013 CCFA Dean's Outstanding Research Award.

Professor David Acey has been selected by the Tennessee Education Association to receive the TEA's E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award for an Educator. Professor Acey has also been selected as the first International Trends and Services Program Awardee for 2013. This award recognizes his "expertise, outstanding service and long term commitment to the Africa in April Cultural Festival."


Hendrix Receives Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award at SSCA

The Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award honors Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) members who have balanced professional careers, having achieved excellence in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and service.  This association award was established in 1994 in honor of our Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Osborn.  Dr. Katherine Grace Hendrix is the first University of Memphis professor to receive this award (2012) along with the John I. Sisco Outstanding Teaching Award (2002) and Rose B. Johnson Southern Communication Journal (SCJ) Best Article Award (2006).

Film/Video Faculty Honored by Carnival Memphis

The Communication Department's Film/Video faculty was honored by Carnival Memphis for the faculty's "reputation, achievements and impact" on the Movie & Film Industry.  Carnival Memphis was "founded during the depression to promote regional business and industry. The Business & Industry Salute Luncheon has continued this tradition for the last 26 years by choosing an industry that has been an integral part of the growth of our community. The Movie & Film industry has been selected as the industry of honor for 2012."

Graduate Students Awarded for Teaching and Scholarship

Doctoral student Melody Lehn has won the 2012 John Angus Campbell Teaching Award. Melody's teaching portfolio demonstrated a breadth and depth of creativity and skill, as well as a clear commitment to both her students and her discipline.

Doctoral student Kristen Hungerford's paper "Laughing at Comedies of Difference on Saturday Night Live: A Case Study of Betty White's Mother's Day Episode" received the Top Student Paper award in Media Studies at the Central States Communication Association convention.

Doctoral student Brandon Goldsmith's performance "A 12 Step Program for Recovering White Caucasians" was part of the Top Student Performances panel at the recent Southern States Communication Association convention in San Antonio.

Film and Video Alumnus and Students Win Award at Live From Memphis

Congratulations to recent alumnus, Shelby Baldock, and current film and video production students, Patrick Churvis and Chad Barton, for winning the Indie Memphis Cinema in Music Award (best cinematography) at the Live From Memphis Music Video Showcase for their work on "Rollin' and Tumblin" by the North Mississippi Allstars!

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Last Updated: 8/25/13