No matter which career area our graduates choose, their broad skills within a strong liberal arts context lead them to the top. They become the employees with the strongest critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Their talent and ability to write, design and communicate in multiple platforms becomes recognized and rewarded.
Freelance Graphic Designer
2010 Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS)
Graphic Award of Excellence
Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Four national writing awards:
George Polk, the National Headliners, the SPJ and the Scripps Howard Foundation's Roy W. Howard award for public service.
Statewide awards, including best investigative project reporting for the state of Arizona in 2001
Dept. of University Communications, Appalachian State
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE): Award of Excellence for a series of radio PSAs, 2001;
Special Merit Award for "Appalachian Perspective" cable television program, 2001
Special Merit Award for APPdate e-newsletter, 2004
1991, General Sales Manager for Cox Media on the Gulf Coast of FL.
Cox Media Manager of the Year, 2006.
Leadership Award for Cox Media in 1999
General Sales Manager
Dale Earnhardt, Inc.,
“Most Creative” graphic design award
2003, Reporter, WCYB-TV,
Roundtree Outstanding Contribution to Media Award — 2006
Director of Public Information
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Big Stone Gap, Va.
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Emory & Henry College
2006 Tennessee Associate Press Broadcasters
Best Photography Award
2013 & 2014 Silver Addy Award Winner