Cameron University Communication Department honors students with awards

Cameron University’s Department of Communication honored students during its annual awards ceremony. Awards were presented in numerous categories.

Recipients of Speech Team awards were Katelynn Wright, Geronimo, who was honored with the Dr. J.C. Hicks Outstanding Individual Events Competitor Award, and Paul Boudreaux, Skiatook, who received the Dr. Richard Smith Outstanding Debate Competitor Award and the Tony Allison Outstanding Forensics Contributor Award.

Wright, Zak Rajpari of Keys, Kaylee Jones of Bartlesville and Jerad Gee of Skiatook were inducted into Pi Kappa Delta, the national honor society for forensics competitors. Boudreaux and Jordan Scribner, Jenks, received Pi Kappa Delta Honor Cords.

In the Broadcast field, students specializing in Radio/Television were recognized. Awards were presented to Jereme Cobb and Tiffany Martinez, both of Lawton, for Television Producing; Patrick Ross, Lawton, for Television Directing; Eloise Herbert, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, for TV host; Colton Rowe, Cache, for Television Photography, and Tiffany Hudson, Lawton, for Excellence in Production. Students receiving CUTV Production Awards were Britany Pyfer and Jacory Shannon, Lawton;  Bradley Johnson, Duncan;  Carly Hart, Fletcher; Cassidy Morgan, Comanche;  and Allison Goff, Newcastle.

Mitch Watson, Garden City, Kan., was honored for his work in Radio News and also received the inaugural Skipper Bivins Big Fish Award, which recognizes a student that demonstrates excellence, professionalism, creativity and initiative.

Public Relations/Organizational Communication students recognized for Academic Excellence were Matthew Thompson, Cyril, and Nicole Bucher, Lawton. Bucher was also recognized along with Sydney Harrell and Tova Foster, both of Lawton, for Outstanding Leadership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Katrina Thompson of Wichita, Kan., received a Certificate of Appreciation.

Journalism students were recognized for their contributions to CU’s newspaper, The Collegian, and AggieCentral.com. Receiving awards for Journalistic Excellence were Matthew Berberea, Sarah Brewer, Leah Ellis, James Meeks, Elijah Morlett, Miranda Raines, Dianne Riddles, Alexander Rosa-Figueroa, all of Lawton; Tyler Boydston, Duncan; Teewhy Dojutelegan, Lagos, Nigeria; Colin DuRant, Medicine Park; Aaron Gill, Caddo Mills, Texas; and Watson.

Scribner, Amanda Cantu of Lawton, Rashmi Thapaliya of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Corbin Adams, Elgin, received Lambda Pi Eta Research Awards. Along with Bucher, Riddles, and Rowe, Bukunmi Owoyemi, Lagos, Nigeria;  Mei Ling Grooms, Lawton; and Thomas Smith, Duncan, were inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the national honorary society for undergraduates in communication that recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

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April 19, 2012

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