The School of Communication Studies presents a Special Homecoming Event!
The School of Communication Studies recognized renowned scholar and alumnus Dr. Dominic Infante for his contributions to the field of communication and to the School of Communication Studies Friday, October 19, 2012, in the Student Center Ballroom Balcony.
The school also recognized alumni award recipients Deborah Easton-Bentley, M.A. and Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D. and celebrated its 80th anniversary since being established as a separate discipline by the Kent State University Board of Trustees in 1932. In addition, we presented the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award to Jenny Rosenberg, Outstanding Master's Student Award to Kaitlin Banduch and Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award to Daniel Smith.
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Centennial and Alumni Award honorees:
Dominic A. Infante, Ph.D., 1971. Centennial Award Recipient
Deborah Easton-Bentley, M.A. 1983. Distinguished Alumni Award
Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D., 2007. Outstanding Young Professional
Dr. Dominic A. Infante, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, is a widely published and internationally renowned scholar and researcher on argumentativeness, verbal aggressiveness, personality and communication, interpersonal communication, family violence, spousal abuse and a myriad of other topics. The school's Centennial Award, established in conjunction with the University's 2010 Centennial, is the highest honor given by the School of Communication Studies. It recognizes those associated with the school who are nationally and/or internationally recognized for their preeminent contributions to their profession or life's work as they relate to the field of communication.
Deborah Easton-Bentley, a nationally-known Communication Skills Consultant /Trainer for 30 years, provides audiences with practical and effective advice for communicating with colleagues, customers or direct reports. Easton-Bentley has conducted programs for a variety of corporations and organizations, including: health care, manufacturing, public utilities, insurance, social services, finance, technology and telecommunications. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni with more than 15 years of professional experience since graduation who have made a significant contribution to the field of Communication with demonstrated success in a chosen career.
Adam Earnheardt is Chair of the Department of Communication at Youngstown State University (YSU). In 2009, he was recognized as one of the top 40 professionals under the age of 40 by the Mahoning Valley Professional (MVP) 20/30 Club in northeast Ohio, and selected as one of the top five MVPs. Earnheardt is Executive Director Ohio Communication Association. The Outstanding Young Professional Award honors alumni with five to 15 years of professional experience since graduation who have made a significant contribution to the field of communication with demonstrated success in a chosen career.