John Dennis Anderson, Associate Professor of 25 years in the Communication Studies Department, received The Distinguished Service Award from the Performance Studies Division of the National Communication Association on November 21.
Anderson won the award for his service to the Division over the years as well as his renowned performances, such as his recent Chautauqua performance as William Faulkner at the Faulkner & Hurston Conference at Southeast Missouri State University and his upcoming performances as Washington Irving in Oklahoma and Mississippi.
According to the NCAPSD website, this award is the highest award presented by the Division to one of its members. In order to be presented with the award, winners must be outstanding in teaching, performances, productions, publications, service to the field and division, and special performance.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers in the Performance Studies Division with this award, especially in the year that we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Communication Association,” said Anderson. “The NCA’s Centennial has reminded me what a wonderful ethic of service that my mentors in the field have modeled for me.”
By Stephany Christie