Communication Department Awards
Academic Excellence Award*
Awarded to the graduating senior with the highest overall grade point average.
- 2012 Recipients – Jennifer Holton, Howard Regal
- 2011 Recipient – Taylor Nagy
Outstanding Senior Award*
Awarded to an outstanding graduating CO major who has been heavily involved in at least two areas of the major…not awarded every year.
- 2012 Recipient – Matthew Crow
- 2010 Recipient – Craig Willert
*The winner is also acknowledged at the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Award Ceremony
Monetary Awards Toward Tuition
Joan Louise Cunniff Award for Interpersonal Communication
Given to a graduating Senior on the basis of academic standing and excellence in interpersonal skills.
- 2012 Recipient – Amanda Corsi
- 2011 Recipient – Maura Jochum
Kathryn E. Dolan Communication Award
Given to a graduating senior CO major who has demonstrated the most overall support to the operation of the department.
- 2012 Recipient- Amanda Corsi
- 2011 Recipient – Duchess Adjei
Patti Rosenfeld Scholarship
Given for the senior year to a CO major on the basis of need and academic standing.
- 2012 Recipient- Brian Bayer
- 2011 Recipient – Carrie Vollentine
The Plain Dealer Journalism Scholarship
Given for the senior year to a CO major for excellence in print media.
- 2012 Recipient – Daniel Cooney, Brian Bayer
- 2011 Recipient – Dan Cooney
General Electric Public Relations Award
Given for the senior year to a CO major who has interest and ability in public relations.
- 2012 Recipient – Alexis Gallo
- 2011 Recipient – Caitlin Cardosi
Austin Freeley Award
Given to a CU student who has excelled in debate and debates on the JCU team.
- 2012 Recipient – Noel Massarelli, Emily Stolfer
- 2011 Recipient – Josh Brossmann, Will Butler
John J. Reardon Award
Given for the senior year to a CO major who has contributed sgnificantly to JCU Theatre.
- 2012 Recipient – Sara Abbott, Brendan Hancock
- 2011 Recipient – Brian Devers
James Breslin Scholarship
Given for the senior year to a CO major who has done outstanding work in telelvision production.
- 2011 Recipient – Jen Holton
- 2010 Recipient – James Burry
James Breslin Award for TV Production
Given for the junior or senior year to a CO major on the basis of actual productions submitted.
Lee Andrews Broadcasting Award
Given for the senior year to a CO major who has contributed the most to WJCU and who seeks a career in broadcasting.
- 2012 Recipient- Spencer German
- 2011 Recipients – Amanda Corsi, Howard Regal
Bobbi Bokman-Rogers Award
Given for the senior year to a student who is a CO major active in PRSSA and demonstrates extraordinary commitment to public relations.
- 2010 Recipient – Megan Abraham
Druckenbrod Scholarship in Ethics
Given for the junior or senior year to a CO major enrolled in the Media Ethics class or has taken Media Ethics and produces a winning essay on how ethics will impact his/her career.
- 2010 Recipient – Anna Schade
Alan R. Stephenson Scholarship
- 2012 Recipient- Curtis Walker
- 2011 Recipient – Howard Regal
Given for the senior year to a CO major seeking a career in public relations. Student must have a 3.0 GPA and submit a winning essay. This award is given alternately with the Marketing Department.
Wm. F. Buckley Award in Religion Journalism
Given to a CO major maintaining a 3.0 GPA who has submitted an essay on Catholic advocacy or, written an article for The Carroll News on this topic. Other forms of media are permitted.
Awards of Ackknowledgement
Professional Encouragement Award
A subscription to one of the communication journals is awarded to a CO graduate student who has demonstrated commitment to the disipline and an excellent academic performance.
2012 Recipient – Peter Honsberger
2011 Recipient – Angie Weimer
Society of Professional Journalists Award
Awarded to the CO major who has done the most to participate in the student Chapter of SPJ at John Carroll University.
Debate and Theatre Awards
Debate – President’s Cup: Awarded to a Junior or Senior
2012 Recipients- Joshua Brossmann, Shannon Parker
2011 Recipients – Will Butler, Josh Brossmann
Debate – Dean’s Cup: Awarded to a Junior or Senior
2012 Recipients- Noel Massarelli, Emily Stolfer
Theatre - Superior Performance in Theatre Production
2012 Recipients – Brian Devers, Daniel Simpson
2011 Recipient – Taylor Nagy
Alpha Psi Omega Award – Awarded to the graduating senior who contributes significantly to JCU Theatre.
- 2011 Recipient – Ali Karolczak
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+ Monetary award