Staff and Faculty Awards


Edward Vick Prize for Innovation in Teaching

This award recognizes creativity and innovation in teaching that meaningfully enhances student learning experiences. The prize is named for Edward Vick, a 1966 graduate of the school who was an innovative advertising executive inducted into the NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame in 1996.

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David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to helping students inside and outside the classroom. The prize is named for the legendary broadcast journalist David Brinkley who was inducted into the NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Richard Cole Service Award

This award recognizes one junior and one senior faculty member who each strive to create a collaborative culture within the school.


Val Lauder Award for Teaching

This award recognizes a non-full-time faculty member for excellence in teaching. The prize is named for Val Lauder, a trailblazing journalist and dedicated instructor who taught in the school for many years.

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Staff Excellence Awards

The Staff Excellence Award recognizes teamwork, creativity, commitment, flexibility and a positive attitude. The winner becomes the school’s nominee for a University staff award.

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