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 Savanna Sanders, Madill, who was honored with the Dr. J.C. Hicks Outstanding Individual Events Competitor Award; Danny McQuarters, Kansas City, Mo., who received the Dr. Richard Smith Outstanding Debate Competitor Award, and Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, who received the Tony Allison Outstanding Forensics Contributor Award.

In the Broadcast field, students specializing in Radio/Television were recognized. Awards were presented to Chidinma Chykugwu, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria, and Temilade Adelusi, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, for TV host; Breshya Lewis, Lawton, and Alexsis Page, El Paso, Texas, for TV Directing; and Tanika Gentry, Lawton, for Radio Production. Makenzie Burk, Lawton, received the Duncan Economic Development Foundation Production Award.

Journalism students were recognized for their contributions to CU’s newspaper, The Collegian, and Receiving awards were Jacob Jardel, Lawton, for Leadership & Craft; and Tyla Eakins, Comanche; Joel Frambes, Lawton; and Krista Pylant, Elgin, for Writing, Editing & Layout. Eakins was also recognized for her work in Convergence. Vicky Smith, Marlow, was honored in two categories: Management and Caped Crusader. .

Corrine Binnings, St. Ann, Jamaica, received the Top Undergraduate Award for the paper she presented at the Oklahoma Sooner Conference earlier this year.

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, were Adelusi, Amos, Burk, Chykygwu, Gentry, McQuarters, Page, Pylant, Sanders and Smith, as well as Samuella Odatrey Addo, Accra, Ghana; Charlene Belew, Mary Ann Davis, Rebecca Hong, Liana Mingura, Ashley Nix, Morgan Thompson, Lawton; Samantha Diehl, Roosevelt; Komantcia Jones, Cache; Savannah Price, Lavon, Texas; Danielle Quickle, Sentinel; Haley Wilson, Duncan; and Zachary Young, Comanche.


May 18, 2016