The Scholarship, fellowship, and award recipients in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication will be guests of honor on April 28 in the Heritage Room of the University Club on the Tempe campus for the annual awards and recognition reception. Scholarship and fellowship donors will also be recognized for their continued support of the school.
Several merit-based scholarships will be awarded to Hugh Downs School undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year:
Robert and Sue Karatz Forensics Endowed Scholarship: Rohit Subramananiam Rajan
House of Broadcasting, Inc. Endowed Scholarship: Susana R. Valenzuela
William and Teeny Drakos Endowed Scholarship: Claudia Francisca Hub
Alexander and Vivian Gentleman Endowed Scholarship: Maureen Luc
Louis and Louise Menk Endowed Scholarship: Allyse Marie Johnson
Rusty and Rosie Lyon Endowed Scholarship: Judith Bracamonte
Barnes Pharr Endowment Scholarship: Benjamin Grant Findlay
Norman K. Perrill Scholarship: Craig K. Stuart
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Scholars Program Scholarships: Moises Serrano, Jofrin Lee Pezzati, and Anna Marie Franko
Kristin Bervig Valentine Undergraduate Scholarship in Performance Studies: Frankie William Marchi
This endowed scholarship was established by former ASU performance studies professor, Kristin Bervig Valentine, and is awarded to an undergraduate student(s) who have excelled in performance studies classes and made significant contributions to the study of performance through creative activity, scholarship, and/or community service.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal: Bailey Wigness
This medal was created by Robert E. Page, Jr., dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to recognize the top graduating student in each of the degree-granting schools and departments in the college.”
Doctoral students in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication will receive the following fellowships and awards:
Christine Duff Muldoon Communication Fellowship: Lisa van Raalte
The recipient of this award has been deemed likely make important contributions to the communication discipline.
Dessie E. Larsen Graduate Fellowship in Performance Studies: Louise Clark
This endowed fellowship was established in 1986 by Janet Larsen Palmer and her husband, Neal Palmer, in memory of Janet’s mother, Dessie E. Larsen, to honor a distinguished graduate student in performance studies whose performance scholarship stands out as exceptional.
Recognition of Sustained Innovation in Creative Activity: Michelle Hill
This award is given to a doctoral student who has demonstrated sustained involvement in creative scholarship that demonstrates one or more of the following: innovate methods, positive scholarship, embodied knowledge, and work that is “Out of the Box.” It is given by the initiative for Innovative Inquiry and The Empty Space.
Jeanne Lind Herberger Fellowships in Communication:
This fellowship recognizes contributions to both conflict transformation and work-life issues.
Individual doctoral students will receive awards for Outstanding Research, Superior Research, Outstanding Teaching, and Service. Faculty and staff will receive ASU Service awards for years of service to the university.
The Communication Graduate Student Association will recognize individual students and faculty for the contributions and service.