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Graduate Studies Recognized for Teaching and Research

Posted Apr, 21, 2011

Jenny_Rosenberg_and_Jennifer_Chakroff3Message from Paul Haradikis, Interim Director for the School of Communication Studies

Join me in congratulating this year's Graduate Student Award Recipients. These School of Communication graduate students were honored Thursday (April 14) at a special reception for their outstanding research, teaching, and service to the School of Communication students and our academic discipline.

Here are the award winners:

 Awards from the School of Communication Studies:

  • Research Award: Jason Sabo and Jenny Rosenberg
  • Teaching Award: JD Ponder
    • Honorable Mention Teaching Award: Brian Pattie, Roxanne Hall, and Jenny Rosenberg
  • Collegiality Award: Nicole Reamer

Awards from the Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA):

  • CGSA Mentoring Award: JD Ponder
  • CGSA Service Award: Jenny Rosenberg
  • Dr. Larry Hugenberg CGSA Faculty Mentoring Award: Dr. Jennifer Chakroff, course director for the Human Communication Course and assistant professor.
  • All the CGSA officers were also recognized at the award ceremony.
    • President, JD Ponder; Vice President, Nicki Reamer; Treasurer, Kathryn Golsan; Mentoring and Social Chair, Jared Hargis; Research and Information Chair, Phillip Reed; Graduate Student Senate Representative, Jared Hargis; Graduate Studies Committee Representative, Jenny Rosenberg; Representative to Communication Undergraduates, Java Murniadi; College Doctoral Program Policy Committee, Margaret Garmon

And a special thanks to Alice Kopunovitz, Administrative Assistant who arranged for the catering and special set-up of refreshments and centerpieces  at the Masonic Center; Dr. Mei-Chen Lin, Graduate Coordinator and the Graduate Studies Committee; Kelly Schobinger, Special Assistant; Jared Hargis, Social Chair for CGSA, and the CGSA Awards Committee for working together and making the reception a success.

As a note of interest, this year's reception was held at the Masonic Center in Kent, historic family home of the Marvin Kent and his family for whom the City of Kent is named. Kent State University is named for Marvin Kent's son, William, whose donation of land helped lead to the established of Kent Normal School that would become Kent State University.