Awards

Carolinas Communication Association honors members and presenters with the following awards annually: the Mary E. Jarrard Prize, the Ray Camp Award, the Betty Jo Welch Award, the Mônica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award, and the Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award

The Mary E. Jarrard Prize
One of the most important functions the Carolinas Communication Association (CCA) performs is providing a forum for student scholarship.  The Mary E. Jarrard Prize is awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate student paper submitted to the convention. Donations are given by CCA members in order to be able to not only give prize money to the winners, but also to cover their convention fee and membership.

Jarrard Prize Graduate Student Winners

  • 2017 – Julie Mission, Bob Jones University
  • 2016 – Alex Viscioni, Bob Jones University
  • 2015 – Rhonda Stewart, Queens University of Charlotte
  • 2014 – Adrienne Outcalt, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2013 – Anne Deekens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 2012 – Jane O’Boyle, College of Charleston
  • 2011 – Heather Murphy Woolwine, College of Charleston
  • 2010 – Molly McCartha, College of Charleston
  • 2009 – Kiely Flanigan Adams, North Carolina State University
  • 2008 – Anna-Fiona Cooke, College of Charleston
  • 2007 – Cathy Cook, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 2006 – Korrie Bauman  UNC – Greensboro  Janay Knight  UNC – Greensboro
  • 2005 – Earl Capps  College of Charleston  Brandy Hinson  UNC – Charlotte
  • 2004 – Amy Smith, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2003 – Jason E. Black, University of Maryland
  • 2002 – Jason E. Black, University of Maryland
  • 2001 – (none awarded)
  • 2000 – Elena Martínez-Vidal, University of South Carolina
  • 1999 – Davinia Thornley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1998 – Ted Striphas
  • 1997 – Jennifer Estava

Jarrard Prize Undergraduate Student Winners

  • 2017 – Brittany Rankin, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • 2016 – Rachel Jaffe, College of Charleston
  • 2015 – Kate Stevens, Furman University
  • 2014 – Courtney German, Furman University
  • 2013 – Emma Butterworth, Salem College
  • 2012 – Kelly Daugherty, Augusta State University
  • 2011 – Amy Fallah, Christopher Newport University
  • 2010 –  Jeremy Colb, Christopher Newport University
  • 2009 – Kristen Thompson, College of Charleston
  • 2008 – Susan Smith, Salem College
  • 2007 – Kathryn DuRant, College of Charleston
  • 2006 – Janay Knight, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2005 – Brandy Hinson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 2004 – Casey Goff, Appalachian State University
  • 2003 – Lauren Winslow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2002 – Beth Chambers, Central Piedmont Community College
  • 2001 – Kathy E. Dancy  Queens University of Charlotte
  • 2000 – Barbara Jones, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 1999 – Tammie McGee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 1998 – Julie Spiro
  • 1997 – Jimmie Griffin
  • 1996 – Kristen Magod
  • 1995 – Warren Rochelle

The Ray Camp Award
Ray Camp, a long standing member of CCA, traditionally submitted and presented completed research papers at the annual convention.  This award, begun in 2001, is in his honor. CCA papers are entered into competition for the Ray Camp Award for Outstanding Research Paper.

Camp Award Winners

  • 2017 – Richard Leeman
  • 2016 – Melody Lehn
  • 2015 – Jamie and Michael Litty
  • 2014 – Susan Opt
  • 2013 – Jason Munsell
  • 2012 – Spoma Jovanovic
  • 2011 – Jason Munsell
  • 2010 – Susan Opt
  • 2009 – Deborah Thomson
  • 2008 – Rick Olson
  • 2007 – Spoma Jovanovic
  • 2006 – Jason Edward Black
  • 2005 – Christine Davis
  • 2004 – Robert Westerfelhaus
  • 2003 – Jean DeHart
  • 2002 – Susan Faust and John Llewellyn
  • 2001 – Richard Leeman

The Betty Jo Welch Award
The Betty Jo Welch Award is given to a CCA member who has demonstrated “continuing and outstanding service to the association and the professions.”

Welch Award Winners

  • 2017 – Susan Opt
  • 2016 – Jason Black
  • 2015 – Carol Leeman
  • 2014 – Robert Westerfelhaus
  • 2013 – Kathleen J. Turner
  • 2012 – Jason Munsell
  • 2011 – Jean DeHart
  • 2010 – Mônica Pombo
  • 2009 – Elena Martínez-Vidal
  • 2008 – Linda White
  • 2007 – Keith Griffin
  • 2006 – Charmaine Wilson
  • 2005 – Lynn Cherry
  • 2004 – Jody Natalle
  • 2003 – David McLennan
  • 2002 – Roy Schwartzman
  • 2001 – Lloyd Rohler
  • 2000 – Phyllis Randall
  • 1999 – Richard Leeman
  • 1998 – George Lellis
  • 1997 – Sandra Hochel
  • 1996 – Nancy Snow
  • 1995 – Howard Dorgan
  • 1994 – Jay Pence
  • 1993 – Ray Camp
  • 1992 – Ethel Glenn
  • 1991 – Charles Porterfield
  • 1990 – Terry Cole
  • 1989 – Robert Sampson

The Mônica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award
The Mônica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award is given to a CCA member who has demonstrated excellent teaching early in their career.

Pombo Award Winners

  • 2017 – Caroline Sawyer
  • 2016 – Peter J. Gloviczki

The Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award
The Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award is given to a CCA member who has demonstrated excellent teaching throughout in their career.

Rohler Award Winners

  • 2017 – Jonathan Crane
  • 2016 – Nina-Jo Moore