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Communication Department Award Winners
  • The Steve Esposito Professional Development Award

    This award provides financial assistance to full time students in the Department of Communication to enhance their professional development.

    This award was instituted in recognition of Dr. Steve Esposito’s contribution and service to media education and Capital University. Award established in 2008. This award provides financial assistance to full-time students in the Department of Communication to enhance their professional development. Preference goes to those with a Media Studies focus.

    2012 Cameron Findlay, Harlan Hopkins, Kelsey Hutchinson, Andrea Jimenez Mudafar, Zachary Richards, Anna Schaeffer, and Kallie Stahl
    2011 J.D. Ramage
    2010 Jacob J. Nickell
    2008 Catherine Gabriele, Doug Gibbons, Emily Kaup, Erin Marchese, and Jessica Schollenberger  

    The Lauren R. Weed Theatre Prize 

    For Outstanding Student Achievement in Theatre

    This award was instituted in recognition of Professor Lauren Weed’s contribution and service to theatre education at Capital University. Award established in 2006. Preference goes to those departmental students with a junior or senior status who have been involved in theatre and/or theatrical performance.

    2013 Briana Black
    2012 Ernest R. Cottrell
    2011 Matthew Heppe
    2010 Brent Small
    2009 Andrea Klinker
    2008 Erin Marchese
    2007 Christopher Rusen
    2006 Adam Giesz, Terah Herman, and Rachel Wiley
     

    The Steve Esposito Award

    For Outstanding Student Achievement In Radio, Television, or Film

    This award was instituted in recognition of Dr. Steve Esposito’s contribution and service to media education and Capital University. Award established in 2005. Preference goes to those departmental students with a junior or senior status and who are involved in radio, television, or film.

    2013 Katie Ebling
    2012 Benjamin H. Ferree
    2011 Whitney Paterson
    2010 Brandon D. Lock
    2009 No recipient
    2008 Jaleh Sadravi
    2007 Patrick A. Locy and Matthew D. Downey
    2006 Matthew Meier and Katie Witham
    2005 Ty J. Kish and Matthew J. Sudimack
     

    The Armin Langholz Prize

    For Outstanding Student Achievement in Radio, Television, or Public Relations

    This award was instituted in recognition of Dr. Armin Langholz’s contribution and service to the Department of Communication and Capital University. Award established in 2001. Preference goes to those departmental students with a junior or senior status who have been involved in radio, television, or public relations.

    2013 Courtney Winterberger
    2012 Leah E. Matalon
    2011 Josh Lake
    2010 Josh Lake
    2009 Rachelle N. Takach
    2008 Adam Devor and Jamie L. Woods
    2007 Monique S. Bowman
    2006 Jessica Miller, Amanda Shirka, Emily Sidle, and Sarah Zaenger
    2005 Deniece Williams
    2004 Ann Bailey, Allison Langenhop, and Jennifer Thrush
    2003 Janessa Morris, Emily Yeager, and Brittany Young
    2002 Jeff Cordle
    2001 Katie Lambe and Heidi Smith
     

    The Allene Montgomery Prize

    For Outstanding Student Achievement in Communication or Theatre

    This award was instituted in recognition of Dr. Allene Montgomery (“Monty”) and her contributions as a Professor of Speech and Director of Theatre at Capital University. Award established in 1998. Preference goes to those departmental students with a junior or senior status who have been involved in communication and theatre.

    2013 Michael Tyson
    2012 Jennifer E. Charvat
    2011 Michael Grimm
    2010 Caitlin E. Croswell
    2009 Erin Marchese
    2008 Lindsey Sherwood
    2007 Joseph DeLoss
    2006 Joshua Browning, Sara Hartong, and Brian Klein
    2005 Nathan Coey
    2004 Joelle L. Harris
    2003 Kelly Berninger and Kathryn Sellew
    2002 Michael Repasky
    2001 Amanda Eldridge and Meredith Johnson
    2000 Tu Ta
    1999 No recipient
    1998 Teresa Rios
     

    Merle D. Brown Award

    In Recognition of Outstanding Service in Intercollegiate Debate

    Students who received this award are involved in intercollegiate debate.

    2013 Christopher Morris
    2012 Jacob J. Nickell
    2011 Jacob J. Nickell
    2010 Garrett E. Crane
    2009 Alyssa N. Chenault
    2008 No recipient
    2007 Lindsay S. Barrett
    2006 No recipient
    2005 Adrian Villalobos
    2004 Elycia Taylor
    2003 John Swords
    2002 Melvin Davis
    2001 John Koch
    2000 No recipient
    1999 No recipient
    1998 No recipient
    1997 Sarah Ryan
    1996 Courtney Jones
    1995 Kenneth M. Woodyard
    1994 Candice L. Shoemaker
    1993 Deboarh William Zelli
    1992 Elizabeth A. Miller
    1991 David E. Kauffman
    1990 Jonathan Starn
    1989 Robert James Yanok, Jr.
    1988 Rebecca Maria Isa
    1987 Rodney William Barnes
    1986 Sarah Marie Carroll
    1985 Claire J. Prechtel
    1984 No recipient
    1983 Richard Alvin Turner and James Donald Moody
    1982 Leonard Calvin Elder
    1981 No recipient
    1980 No recipient
    1979 Thomas Maney, Jr.
    1978 Terry V. Hummel
    1977 Sherrie Jo Passmore
    1976 Mark Howard Zietlow
    1975 Paul H. Zietlow
    1974 Thomas M. Fischer
    1973 Vaughn Baltzly
    1972 Barbara Herbert