Students, alumni, faculty members and staff gathered together on May 1, 2014 at Cason’s Cove for the first annual Student Recognition Dinner. Student members of Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Ambassadors, and the International Association of Business Communicators, graduate students, and department award winners enjoyed an evening of recognition and conversation.
Two new departmental awards for outstanding undergraduate research were given. Chelsea Martin won the first annual Undergraduate Research Award—Case Study for a paper developed in Helen Sterk’s
Gender and Communication class. Marshall Covert won the first annual Undergraduate Research Award—Data-Based Study for a paper written for Blair Thompson’s class.
Doris Moody, President of the Communication Advisory Board, accepted the department’s Alumna of the Year award with a gracious speech on the value of her Communication education.
Each student received a red or white key with an attached motto as a memento of the value of their service and contributions to the department.
Special thanks go to Jennifer Mize Smith for her organization of this event. The venue, the food, and the decorations all made the evening memorable.