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Centennial Award Celebration

Each year at Homecoming, the Centennial Award Celebration recognizes three outstanding individuals who contribute to the field of communication and demonstrate success in their chosen career fields. The celebration originated with the university's centennial in 2010. Through a nomination process, individuals are selected for the following award categories:

Centennial Award

The highest honor given by the School of Communication Studies, this award honors an individual associated with the school who is nationally or internationally recognized for contributions to his or her profession that relate to the field of communication.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award honors a graduate from the School of Communication Studies with more than 15 years of professional experience who has made significant contributions to the field of communication and demonstrated success in his or her chosen career.

Outstanding Young Professional Award

This award honors a graduate from the School of Communication Studies with five to 15 years of professional experience who has demonstrated success in his or her chosen career.


Learn more about current and past award recipients.

Nominations are now being accepted for next year's Centennial Award Celebration and are due by Dec. 31.

Submit your nomination today.