Graduate Scholarships and Awards
The following graduate student awards are presented at the Department's spring Graduate Student Awards Reception:
Graduate Achievement Award: This award is presented to the outstanding graduate student in the Department of Communication who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. The active graduate students in the Department select this award winner.
Loren Reid Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award: The faculty select two graduate teaching assistants to receive the Loren Reid Teaching Award. Loren Reid taught at the University of Missouri from 1935-1938 and again from 1944-1975. He is considered an important leader in the discipline of Communication and a significant influence for many students. This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who demonstrates excellence in teaching, inspires learning, practices creative thinking and shows a generous spirit toward students.
Graduate Research Award: This award recipient is selected by the faculty and is presented to an outstanding graduate student to recognize superior research achievement. The recipient has been active in conducting research and has demonstrated excellence in quality of work and commitment to advancing knowledge in our field.
The Frank & Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship Award: This award is selected by the faculty and presented to an outstanding graduate student in rhetoric and public address. The award was established by Wilbur Gilman in memory of his parents. Gilman was the first Chair of the Department when it was established in 1940 (then the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art). The award comes with a very generous stipend.
Outstanding Service Award: This award is selected by the faculty and is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide service to the Department.
2015 Graduate Awards
Graduate Achievement Award
Loren Reid Outstanding Teaching Award
Lexie Hays and Jenny Lewallen
Graduate Research Award
Dani Halliwell and Brandon Miller
Frank & Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship Award
Outstanding Service Award
Outstanding Advisor Award
Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz
Teacher of the Year Award
Dr. Debbie Dougherty
2014-2015 ACGS Officers
Matt Spialek (President)
Cristin Compton (Vice President)
Jenny Lewallen (Secretary)
Leslie Nelson (Treasurer)
2014-2015 iCOM & Lambda Pi Eta Officers
Megan Koch (iCOM)
Mike Halliwell (iCOM)
Dani Halliwell (LPE)
Molly Greenwood (LPE)