College Media Association (CMA), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to serving collegiate media advisers, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Adviser Awards.
CMA annually recognizes the achievements of individuals through various award programs, including Honor Roll Adviser Awards for professionals who have advised for five or fewer years, Distinguished Adviser Awards for professionals who have advised for greater than five years, and a variety of special honors recognizing service and outstanding achievements.
The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C., during the 2019 Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a reception for the recipients and guests.
Four-year Distinguished Adviser Awards
Distinguished 4-year Broadcast Adviser
Jasmine Crighton, Western Illinois University
Distinguished 4-year Business Adviser
Kelly Merges, UNC Charlotte
Distinguished 4-year Magazine Adviser
Laura Otto, Mount Mary University
Distinguished 4-year Multimedia Adviser
Jessica Clary, SCAD Atlanta
Distinguished 4-year Newspaper Adviser
Jody Biehl, SUNY Buffalo
Lola Burnham, Eastern Illinois University
Paul Glader, The King’s College
Distinguished 4-year Yearbook Adviser
James Carviou, Missouri Western State Univ.
Four-Year Honor Roll Adviser Awards
Honor Roll 4-year Magazine Adviser
Shelley Blundell, Youngstown State University
Honor Roll 4-year Newspaper Adviser
Sandra Combs, Arkansas State University
Amy DeVault, Wichita State University
Honor Roll 4-year Yearbook Adviser
Tommy Kopetskie, Elon University
Louis E. Inglehart First Amendment Award
Bob Bergland, Missouri Western State University
Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award
Jackie White, Lewis University
Noel Ross Strader Award
Scott Morris, University of North Alabama