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CCI Honors School/Program Alumni and Faculty

CCI presented five school/program alumni awards and five faculty awards during its annual Awards and Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair.

“We are proud to recognize these alumni for their outstanding career accomplishments and service to their respective communities,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “It is a privilege to welcome them back to campus to acknowledge and honor them for everything they have achieved. Congratulations to Curtis, Heather, Sandra, Frank and Rebecca!”

The 2018 CCI school/program alumni award winners were:Dean Wirth, Curtis Rose, Heather Fasano, Frank Gibson, Rebecca Huckaby

Advertising Alumnus of the Year
Curtis Rose (’03)
COO, EP+Co

Communication Studies Alumna of the Year
Heather Fasano (MS ’15; BA ’12)
Associate Sales Representative, Medtronic – Carolinas Region

Information Sciences Alumna of the Year
Sandra Treadway, PhD (MS ’07)
Librarian & State Archivist of Virginia, Library of Virginia

Journalism & Electronic Media Alumnus of the Year
Frank Gibson (’76)
Public Policy Director, Tennessee Press Association (retired)

Public Relations Alumna of the Year
Rebecca Huckaby (MS ’03)
VP of Public Relations, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority

Five CCI faculty were also honored for their accomplishments at the banquet. CCI’s 2018 faculty award recipients were:

Dean Wirth, Nick Geidner, Moonhee Cho, Courtney Childers, Megan Fields, Laura Miller

Faculty Teaching Award
JEM Associate Professor Nick Geidner

Faculty Research Award
ADPR Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho

Faculty Service/Outreach Award
ADPR Associate Professor Courtney Childers

Lecturer Teaching Award
CS Distinguished Lecturer Megan Fields

Bud Minkel International/Intercultural Award
CS Associate Professor Laura Miller

The evening concluded with the presentation of the 2018 CCI Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award to Stephen Land, CEO and founder of Jupiter Entertainment.

“This annual event is always a  highlight for CCI because we get to recognize and thank some of our outstanding faculty,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “Congratulations to Nick, Moonhee, Courtney, Megan, and Laura!”

In addition to the award winners, CCI scholarship donors are honored at the annual banquet  and given the opportunity to meet their scholarship recipients. For many CCI students, it is the first opportunity to meet and thank their donor face-to-face.