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National Communication Association Announces 2018 Awards Winners for Outstanding Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

September 7, 2018
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(Washington, DC)—Each year, the National Communication Association (NCA) honors the best in academic communication, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The awards recognize a wide range of contributions to the communication discipline.

This year, 29 scholars and teachers will receive awards at the NCA 104th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City for achievements in 23 categories, including excellence in scholarship, distinguished service, debut publication, outstanding teaching, doctoral dissertation, and more.

For a list of the 2018 award winners and their accomplishments, please visit

Recipients will be honored at the Presidential Address and Awards Presentation, which begins at 5:00 p.m. MT on Saturday, November 10, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.


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About the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association (NCA) advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.

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