College Media Association announces 2015 Media Adviser Award winners

    by College Media Association
    Posted on 9/22/2015


College Media Association (CMA), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to serving collegiate media advisers, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Media 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 finally, a variety of special honors recognizing service and outstanding achievements. In addition, CMA will be honoring four individuals with lifetime membership, individuals who are retiring and have had active membership status for at least 10 years.

The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas, during the 2015 National College Media Convention. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for the recipients and guests.

Distinguished and Honor Roll Advising Awards:

Distinguished Newspaper Adviser Award at a 4-year College or University:

Hillary Warren, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
Judy Gibbs Robinson, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Chris Poore, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Distinguished Newspaper Adviser Award at a 2-year College or University:

Richard Gaspar, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

Distinguished Multi-Media Adviser Award at a 2-year College or University:

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

Honor Roll Newspaper Adviser Award at a 4-year College or University:

Jim Burns, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

Honor Roll Magazine Adviser Award at a 4-year College or University:

Mike Wagner, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

Honor Roll Newspaper Adviser Award at a 2-year College or University:

Kelli Bloomquist, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, Iowa

Special honors for service and outstanding achievements:

The Noel Ross Strader Award:

Michael Smith, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina

Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award:

C. W. Little, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California

Louis E. Ingelhart First Amendment Award:

Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Terry Vander Heyden Golden Leaf Memorial Award:

Dan Reimold, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
James Tidwell, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Bonnie Thrasher, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Ronald E. Spielberger Service to CMA Award:

Chris Carroll, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 

Lifetime Membership:

John Ryan, formerly of Eastern Illinois University
Anita Reed, formerly of Seward County Community College
Barbara B. Hines, formerly of Howard University

To learn more about each of these awards and award winners, please visit CMA’s website at www.collegemedia.org/awards.