94th Annual Convention  -  April 3rd-7th, 2024  -  Frisco Embassy Suites

                                       Conference Theme - "Communicating Belonging"

Frisco Texas Convention Center


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Submission Deadline is Saturday Sept 23rd by 11:59pm Pacific


SSCA congratulates our members for their achievements at the recent NCA convention. We're proud of our great members for their hard work and their institutions for their dedication to SSCA!

NCA's Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award:

  • Amanda Nell Edgar, University of Memphis

NCA's Benson-Campbell Dissertation Research Award: Public Address Division

  • Natonya Listach, University of Memphis, Lifting as We Climb: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Speeches of Hallie Quinn Brown

SSCA 2023

Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher
Pui Charoensap-Kelly, Southern Methodist University

John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching
Margaret Butcher, University of Arkansas

Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research
Joshua Miller, Texas State University

T. Earle Johnson-Edwin Paget Distinguished Service
John Haas, University of Tennessee

Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar
Jason Edward Black, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Robert Bostrom Young Scholar
Wallace Golding, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Award Winners

Rose B. Johnson SCJ Article Award
Abby Arnold-Patti, University of Memphis

Franklin Shirley Award
Elsa Black, Berea College

J. Donald Ragsdale Mentor Award
Matt Spialek, University of Arkansas

Shawn D. Long Outreach Award
Kennaria Brown, Berea College

Minority Recruitment and Retention Award
No Award Given

Suzanne Osborn Community College Award
Karen Hill, Volunteer State Community College