2019 Award Winners


Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award

Aubrey Huber, University of South Florida

John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award

Bethany Crandell Goodier, College of Charleston

Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award

Lyndsay Michalik Gratch, Syracuse University

T. Earle Johnson-Edwin Paget Distinguished Service Award

Jerold L. Hale, College of Charleston

Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award

Myria W. Allen, University of Arkansas

Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award

Christopher Wernecke, Georgia State University

Rose B. Johnson SCJ Article Award

Kory Floyd, Perry M. Pauley, Colin Hesse, Jen Eden, Alice E. Veksler, and Nathan T. Woo

Franklin Shirley Award

Kiley Lord, University of Alabama

J. Donald Ragsdale Mentor Award

Myria W. Allen, University of Arkansas

Outreach Award

Holley Vaughn, University of North Texas

Minority Recruitment and Retention Award

University of North Texas

Suzanne Osborn Community College Award

Laurie Metcalf, Blinn College

  90th Annual Convention

April 1-5, 2020

Embassy Suites

Frisco, TX

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92nd Annual Convention

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Greenville, SC

93rd Annual Convention

April 12-16

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St. Petersburg, Florida


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90th Annual Convention

Frisco, Texas/Embassy Suites/April 1-5, 2020



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2020 Program (Including UHC)

Interactive Program Link


Scholar Spotlight: Indigenous Communities and Protest Movements in Digital Age

Spotlight PowerPoint - D'Silva 

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

Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication

  • Lynne Webb, University of Arkansas

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • DJ Woo, University of Tennessee

Distinguished Scholar Awards:

Outstanding Book Award from the Communication and Sport Division of NCA 

  • Daniel A. Grano, The Eternal Present of Sport


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