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National Communication Association Convention

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences was in the spotlight at the National Communication Association convention in Dallas, Texas, November 16th-19th.  What follows is a list of accolades accrued by members of the CAS community.  Photos, courtesy of Karen Campbell of NCA, feature new NCA Distinguished Scholar Mary Stuckey, and also Professor Debra Hawhee, who received two prestigious awards at NCA this year.  Stuckey and Hawhee are joined by incoming Assistant Professor Michael Steudeman in the group photo of all the recipients of association-wide honors.  Congratulations to all!!


Lindsey Aloia (PSU alumna) and Denise Solomon (Professor): 2017 Franklin K. Knower Outstanding Article Award, Interpersonal Communication Division

Adam Cody (PhD student): Outstanding Student Paper, American Society for the History of Rhetoric

Veronica Droser (Visiting Assistant Professor): Elected New Professional Representative, Family Communication Division

Ben Firgens (PhD Student): Top student Paper, Visual Communication Division

Debra Hawhee (Professor): 2017 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, National Communication Association

Debra Hawhee (Professor): 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division

Andrew High (PSU alumnus and incoming Associate Professor): Outstanding Early Career Award, Interpersonal Communication Division

Samantha LeVan (PhD student): Top Student Paper, Interpersonal Communication Division

Nikki Orth (MA student): Top Student Paper Panel, Theatre, Film, and New Multi-media Division.

Haley Schneider (MA student): Top Paper, American Studies Division

Michael Steudeman (incoming Assistant Professor): 2017 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Communication Association

Mary Stuckey (Professor): NCA Distinguished Scholar

Keren Wang (PhD Student): Top Student Paper, Japan-US Communication Association