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NCA Award Recipients to be Honored at 108th Convention in New Orleans

November 14, 2022
NCA News

Washington, DC - November 14, 2022 - 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, more than 30 Communication scholars will receive awards for achievements in categories that include distinguished service, excellent published scholarship, outstanding teaching, and many others.

Recipient will be honored at the NCA 108th convention in New Orleans. With the theme “Honoring PLACE: People, Liberation, Advocacy, Community, and Environment,” more than 4,000 Communication scholars, educators and practitioners are expected to descend on the Big Easy from Nov. 17-20 to attend a slate of thought-provoking seminars and presentations exploring communications’ role in hot-button issues around race, politics, gender, sexuality, and much more.

The NCA Presidential Address and Awards Presentation will begin at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Sheraton New Orleans. NCA President Roseann Mandziuk will deliver her Presidential Address followed by presentation of the NCA Awards.

Congratulations to the following 2022 recipients:


Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education

Marcella E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12

Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award


Scholarship Awards

Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

Diamond Anniversary Book Award

Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award

Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Golden Anniversary Monograph Award

James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address

James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies

Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication

Marsha Houston Award

Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award


Service Awards

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award


IDEA Awards

IDEA Scholarship Award


Distinguished Scholar Awards


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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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