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JMC Professor Named National Honor Society Outstanding Advisor for 2013

Posted Apr. 1, 2013
Jeff Fruit KTA

Jeff Fruit, professor and former JMC director, has been named the 2013 chapter adviser of the year for Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the national college honor society for journalism and mass communications.

He will receive the William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award in August during the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C.

Fruit has served as adviser of the Kent State chapter for nine years, and is the 29th recipient of the annual award. In May, JMC inducted 20 juniors and seniors into KTA.

KTA recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Students are inducted as lifetime members. Only the top 10 percent of each class are eligible for induction.