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SC&I’s 2020 Honors Day Celebration Recognized Faculty, Students, and Staff
At the first annual Honors Day celebration ever held virtually, members of the SC&I community received awards for their outstanding work during the 2019-2020 academic year.
SC&I’s 2020 Honors Day Celebration Recognized Faculty, Students, and Staff

The Honors Day event at SC&I is held every year at the end of every spring semester to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by faculty, students, and staff during the previous academic year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honors Day celebration was held virtually for the first time in the event’s 11-year history.

Join us in congratulating those whose many contributions benefitted students, alumni, and others in the Rutgers and SC&I communites.

2019-2020 Faculty and Staff Winners

Awards given by each department to faculty

Communication Department

Please click here for a special Honors Day video for the department produced by Chair and Professor Craig Scott.

  • Teaching Excellence:  Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication and Assistant Teaching Professor Brian Householder
  • Research Excellence:  Assistant Professor J. Sophia Fu
  • Service Excellence:  Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication Craig Scott
  • Part-Time Faculty Member Excellence: Part-Time Lecturer Tara Jakubik
  • Excellence in Instructional Support:  Doctoral Student Kaicheng Zhan

 Journalism and Media Studies Department

  • Teaching Excellence: Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Mary D’Ambrosio
  • Research Excellence: Associate Professor Lauren Feldman
  • Barbara Reed Service Excellence Award: Richard D. Heffner Professor of Communications and Public Policy and Professor of Professional Practice, Journalism and Media Studies Juan D. González
  • Roger Hernandez Part-Time Faculty Member Excellence: Doctoral Student Alptug Okten
  • Teaching Assistant Excellence: Doctoral Student Nicole Weber

Library and Information Science Department

Professional Development Studies

  • Professional Development Studies Instructor Excellence Award:   NONE BEING GIVEN

Awards given by programs to students                                                                             

Master of Communication and Media

  • Outstanding Student (Academic Excellence):  Justine Quow
  • DiMartini Service Award:  Raenisha Smith

Master of Information

  • Service Award
    • Marlee Newman
    • Ariel Y. Hammond 
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement
    • Courtney L. Brach
    • Asha M. Mobiley
    • Chelsea J. Rizzolo
    • Christopher J. Walsh

Ph.D. Program

  • Each area gives two awards:
    • Outstanding graduating student in the Communication area:  Fanny Ramirez
    • Outstanding graduating student in the Information Science area:  Souvick Ghosh
    • Outstanding graduating student in the Media Studies area:  Qun Wang
    • Outstanding continuing student in the Communication area:  Hannah Jones
    • Outstanding continuing student in the Information Science area:  James Hodges
    • Outstanding continuing student in the Media Studies area:   Holly Avella
    • Outstanding interdisciplinary student award:  Lara El Balaa

Awards given by student groups to faculty or staff

Master of Communication and Media (MCM) Graduate Student Association (GSA):

MCM Graduate Student Association Faculty Honors Award:  SC&I Part-Time Lecturer and Global Director of Employee Engagement, J&J Global Community Impact, Jonson and Johnson Michael Bzdak

Master of Information Student Organizations:

  • Outstanding MI Faculty Member of the Year:   NOT GIVING ONE THIS YEAR

Doctoral Student Association (DSA):

  • Doctoral Student Association Award for Outstanding Faculty Support of Students:  Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science Kaitlin Costello

Awards given by the school to staff:

Service Excellence Award:  

Discover more about the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the website

Click below to view the Honors Day video created by Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication Craig Scott

 

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