Awards

Photos of people for whom NCA awards have been named

Each year, NCA honors the best in Communication, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service, as well as the NCA Legacy Scholarship. The awards recognize a wide range of contributions to the Communication discipline. The Call for Nominations for NCA awards is issued in February.


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NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The purpose of the Brommel Award is to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the area of family communication. This contribution may include research published in...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Woolbert Award is named in honor of one of the field's earliest and most distinguished social scientists. The award is given to a journal article or book chapter that has stood the test of time...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
In 1987, the NCA Golden Anniversary Book Award was discontinued, and all book award nominations were directed to the Winans-Wichelns Award Selection Committee. In 1991, the Administrative Committee...
NCA Distinguished Scholar Award
The NCA Distinguished Scholar Award was created in 1991 to recognize and reward NCA members for a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. Recipients are selected to...
NCA Award for Outstanding Teaching
The Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education is given to honor an NCA member who exemplifies superlative teaching in higher education. NCA presented the first Ecroyd Award...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award recognizes Dr. Cushman’s mentorship of students, which centered on excellence in scholarship, as well as socialization as scholars in the communication discipline...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, first presented in 1987, honors scholars who have executed research programs in rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism and/or public...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression was originally established as the Herbert A. Wichelns Freedom of Speech Award in 1976. The name was changed to the...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship was created in 1993 and first presented in 1994. The Phillips Award is presented to scholars responsible for authoring...
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Dissertation Awards program was created in 1970 to recognize new scholars who have recently completed their dissertation. The first awards were given in 1971. The Miller Award is presented to...