Special Honors for
Service and Outstanding Achievements
Noel Ross Strader Memorial Award
This award is not limited to CMA members.
This award perpetuates the work and memory of a longtime University of Houston professor/administrator in journalism. The award will be made only when meritorious candidates are brought forth.
The person recommending a name for consideration for this award should send a letter to the CMA Awards Committee chair and cite the reasons for the nomination. Consideration for nomination should include the following: the potential recipient should be a full-time teacher/adviser in campus journalism and must have excercised the principle of freedom of the press “at some risk to personal or professional welfare” or have made a “major contribution to the graphic or other physical progress of a campus publication.”
Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award
This award is named to honor Reid H. Montgomery, of South Carolina, an influential member of CMA from its earlier days when it was known as the National Council of College Publications Advisers. He retired in 1988 after serving as president and treasurer of the organization, among other duties. He died in 1993.
This award is presented to an individual or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to collegiate media. The award will be made only when meritorious candidates are brought forth. Consideration for nominations include the following: the potential recipient should be a student, faculty member, corporation or non-academic individual or institution that has made an extraordinary contribution to journalism or student media advising. This award is not limited to CMA members.
Louis E. Ingelhart First Amendment Award
This award is named to honor Louis E. Ingelhart, retired Ball State University journalism professor, who dedicated much of his life to studying, writing and teaching the applications of the First Amendment.
The award will be made when meritorious candidates are brought forth. The person recommending a name for consideration should send a letter to the CMA Awards Committee chair citing the reasons for the nominaiton. Consideration for nomination include the following: a professional journalist, institution or adviser who has made extraordinary, longterm contribution in support of the First Amendment. This award is not limited to CMA members.
Terry Vander Heyden Golden Leaf Memorial Award
Inspired by Terry Vander Heyden, deceased CMA vice president for member services, this title was derived from the leaves of trees that are alive and growing and golden to connote richness and quality. The award named for Terry, who was the first recipient. The award has been established to honor the memory of deceased members of CMA who have held leadership positions and/or contributed greatly to the goals of the organization.
Ronald E. Spielberger Service to CMA Award
This award was established in 2002 to honor CMA’s executive director and longtime fall convention coordinator, Ron Spielberger, in recognition to his first 20 years of dedicated service to the organization.This award is presented to a CMA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the organization. The recipient will have advanced the quality of member services provided by initiating or executing enhancements to CMA conventions, workshops, publications, advocacy, operations and/or new programs.
Click here to download The 2013 Adviser Awards Nomination Kit