Scholarship, fellowship, and award recipients in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication will be guests of honor on May 1 at the University Club on the ASU 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 2015-2016 academic year:
Robert and Sue Karatz Forensics Endowed Scholarship: Elizabeth Rose Canarie House of Broadcasting, Inc. Endowed Scholarship: Nicole Lee Lemme
William and Teeny Drakos Endowed Scholarship: Susana R. Valenzuela
Alexander and Vivian Gentleman Endowed Scholarship: Bojan Tuco
Louis and Louise Menk Endowed Scholarship: Rochell Henry
Rusty and Rosie Lyon Endowed Scholarship: Jofrin Lee Pezzati
Barnes Endowed Scholarship: Brenda Janneth Rubio-Sanzhez
Norman K. Perrill Scholarship: Tracy Lynn Crawford
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Scholars Program Scholarships: Amy Marie Jamieson and Gregorio Ramos
Kristin Bervig Valentine Undergraduate Scholarship in Performance Studies: Kexin Deng
This endowed scholarship was established by former ASU performance studies professor, Kristin Bervig Valentine, and is awarded to an undergraduate student who has 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: Ryan McConnaugh
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: Carlos A. Flores
The recipient of this award has been deemed likely make important contributions to the communication discipline.
Dessie E. Larsen Graduate Fellowship in Performance Studies: Rebecca Murphy-Keith
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.
Jeanne Lind Herberger Fellowships in Communication: Shuzhen Huang and Bailey Oliver
This fellowship recognizes a student’s contributions to both conflict transformation and work-life issues.
Milissa Hutloff Koehler Endowed Fellowship: Margaret Brooks
This fellowship recognizes a student’s involvement with the ASU campus and contributions toward the advancement of ASU.
Individual doctoral students will receive awards for Outstanding Research, Outstanding Teaching, and Outstanding 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.
Learn more about the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication scholarship programs and supporting the School.