School of Communication scholarships & awards recognize students’ excellence
As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an unusual end, the School of Communication continues to celebrate academic excellence among its students through awards and scholarships. The school is immensely proud of its bright and dedicated Redbirds.
Typically, all awards and scholarships are presented during the school’s annual COM Week celebration; however, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, other plans are being made. “We will have a ceremony in the next academic year that will give us the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented students with their families and our donor families,” said Steve Hunt, professor and executive director of the School of Communication.
Each award and scholarship provides its own unique value to the School and its students. “First, the scholarships reflect a profound commitment to the finest communication education by our donors,” said Hunt. “In addition, the scholarships help our students defray some of the costs of college and facilitate their timely matriculation through our programs. Also, the scholarships are a powerful way for us to recruit prospective students,” Hunt added.
Besides the obvious financial help, there are a variety of other benefits scholarships offer to students. “When donors commit to financial support of the School and our students, they make their own degree more valuable. In other words, the more success we see as a School, the more valuable the degrees of all our alumni,” said Hunt.
So, with great pride and enthusiasm for the success of our students and the tremendous support of our alumni that we in the School of Communication announce this year’s scholarship winners and award winners:
- Kellie Lanigan
- Emily Deppermann
- Chase Aulis
- Elizabeth Seils
- Kellie Foy
- Anthony Ferretti
- Martza Navar-Lopez
- Savannah Weishaar
- Catrina Petersen
- Annamarie Schutt
Harry & Jo Thiel “Red Line” Scholarships
- Maia Huddleston
- Robert Martinez
- Cindy Le
- Darnysha Mitchell
- Jolie Sherman
The Hendershott Love Scholarship Fund
- Gabrielle Cooke
The Les Vann Scholarship Fund
- Grace Barbic
The Carl Hulse Endowed Scholarship
- Grace Kinnicutt
- Journalism – Grace Barbic
- Communication Studies – Coy Suprunowski
- Public Relations – Megan Pellock
- Mass Media – Eli Lawhorn
WZND Leadership Awards
- Casey (Kathleen) Bridges
- Kacie Brown
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Divine Narkotey Aboagye
- Outstanding Thesis Award: Alyssa Hernandez
- Outstanding New Graduate Alumni Award: Nikita Richards
- Outstanding Graduate Alumni Achievement Award: Dr. Scott Myers
- Outstanding GTA, Master’s Level: Mallorie Latora
- Outstanding GTA, Doctoral Level: Jillian Joyce Kaufmann
For more information on the School of Communication awards and scholarships visit https://communication.illinoisstate.edu/undergrad/awardsScholarships/.
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