2019 Jarrard Prizes honor top undergraduate and graduate student papers at #CCA2019

Carolinas Communication Association awarded two Mary E. Jarrard Prizes for outstanding research at the 2019 CCA annual conference in Hilton Head Island, SC. The prizes honored the top undergraduate student paper and the top graduate student paper featured at the conference.

This year’s recipient of the Mary E. Jarrard Prize for undergraduate research was Gabriel Parks, an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. The award honors Parks’s paper titled, “Considering the Purpose of ‘An Alternate Sense-Making Collective’: Making sense of dialogic possibilities in an era of polarization.”

This year’s recipient of the Mary E. Jarrard Prize for graduate research was Tina Lacock graduate student at Bob Jones University. The award honors Lacock’s paper titled, “Training with Flexibility: An exploration of trainer-client relationships through the lens of relational dialectics.


Award winners Gabriel Parks and Tina Lacock with conference planner Dr. Caroline Sawyer

Congratulations to Gabriel Parks and Tina Lacock, winners of CCA’s 2019 Mary E. Jarrard Prizes for student research.

Carolinas Communication Association (CCA) promotes communication studies in the Carolinas and across the region by hosting conferences, publishing a journal, and providing resources for instructors and students. Learn more about CCA at http://carolinascommunication.org

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