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NACC Awards

This archive of awards presented at The National Association of Communication Centers' annual Excellence at the Center Conference is maintained by UNCG.

Additions and corrections should be sent to kmcuny@uncg.edu.




Joyce Ferguson (second from right) along with 3 of the 5
previous Ferguson Award winners in 2013.

Bob and Ann Weiss Competitive
Undergraduate Paper Award

This undergraduate student honor was first awarded in 2007 by The National Association of Communication Centers. The association seeks to honor one top undergraduate paper focusing on the work of speaking centers or labs. Papers in this competition are theory based with an applied focus and may be reflexive in nature.

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    2014 Winner
    Derek Dittmar, Randolph-Macon College

    2013 Winner
    Danielle Deville & Mariah Young, Mary Washington University

    2011 Winner
    Ed Pitman, University of Southern Mississippi

    2010 Winner
    Betsy Lyles, Davidson College

    2009 Winner
    Kiya Ward, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    2008 Winner
    Carla Blumenthal, James Madison University

    2007 Winner
    Helen Rabinovitch, James Madison University

Huddy-Gunn Competitive
Graduate Paper Award

This graduate student honor was first awarded in 2007 by The National Association of Communication Centers. The association seeks to honor one top graduate theory paper focusing on the work of speaking centers or labs. Papers in this competition focus on challenging a theory, the development of a new theory, or the modification of a current theory.

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    2014 Winners
    Carl Brown, The University of Southern Mississippi
    Nicole Magee, The University of Southern Mississippi

    2013 Winner
    Carl Brown, The University of Southern Mississippi

    2012 Winner
    Hannah Rachal, University of Southern Mississippi

    2011 Winner
    Alyssa Davis, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    2009 Winner
    William Bryant, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    2008 Winner
    Marcie Hureau, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
    Hema Yarragunta, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    2007 Winner
    Kira Zimmerman, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Joyce G. Ferguson
Faculty/Director Paper Award

This honor was first awarded in 2010 by The National Association of Communication Centers. The association seeks to honor one top faculty/director research paper focusing on the work of speaking centers or labs.

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    2014 Winners
    Wendy Atkins-Sayre, The University of Southern Mississippi
    Esther Lee Yook, George Mason University

    2013 Winner
    Roy Schwartzman, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    2012 Winner
    Wendy Atkins-Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi

    2011 Winner
    Roy Schwartzman, Erin Ellis, & Hemalatha Yarragunta, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    2010 Winner
    Kimberly M. Cuny & Hemalatha R. Yarragunta, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Outstanding Consultant Award

Presented each spring by the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association to honor one student consultant for their work in a communication center or lab.

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    2014 Winners
    Donald Watson (undergraduate), The College of Southern Nevada
    Nicole Magee (graduate), The University of Southern Mississippi

    2013 Winner
    Carl Brown, The University of Southern Mississippi

    2012 Winner
    Alyssa Davis, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    2011 Winner
    Michael King, The University of Southern Mississippi

    2010 Winner
    April Van Cleve, The University of Southern Mississippi

    2009 Winner
    Danielle Lokaj, Davidson College

    2008 Winner
    Hemalatha Yarragunta, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro