This award is dedicated to Medill alum Buck Buchanan, who retired in 1985 from J. Walter Thompson Co. as executive vice president and director of media. The award is presented to outstanding integrated marketing communications students who have demonstrated superior understanding of how message-delivery systems can produce the most effective customer contacts.
Buchanan (BSJ40, MSJ41) was at J. Walter Thompson for 30 years. Prior to that he served in the Army Air Force Intelligence in the South Pacific during World War II.
Recipients of the Robert E. “Buck” Buchanan Award are selected by the IMC faculty and honored at the graduation convocation.
2015 Prakarsh Gupta, Victoria Carper, Jane Flis, David D'Silva, Ziya Zhou
2014 Sasiporn Chongkamanont, Hongzhi Jin, Hannah Leone, Kaylee Pohlmeyer
2013 Brooke Bohannon, Christopher Michael Egusa, Juan Salazar, Yi-Hsuan Tsai
2012 Melanie Alyssa Greben, Edward Isaac Jaffe, Jiani Zhang
2011 Lauren B. Cheatham, Chenda Jiang, Susan Monahan, Pooja Ramganathan
2010 Sujin Choi, Michael J. Kurbjeweit, Elizabeth J. Wortley, Frangjie Xu
2009 Myriam Chemaou, Fion Chenying Huang, Myrna Poon, Won Joo Yun
2008 Katharine A. Byers, Shun Yoke Ching, Katharine Garmey, Saya Goyal
2007 Geeta Chandon, Rebecca Ann Gray, Jeff Alan McFarland, Sara Ann Weber
2006 Kathryn Elizabeth Ferragut, Ayako Ikehara, Liang Yang Lin, Kathryn Love Pratt
2005 Rebecca Chang, Peng-Fang Hsieh, Pooja Predhiman Kaw, Andrei S. Najjar
2004 Kavita N. Bafana, Debra A. Ceffalio, Sukanya Kanogart, Jason Hamilton Mounts
2003 Ana Marcela Aguilar Holst, I-Chen Joyce Cheng, Kristi Aileen Grgeta, Tracy Nicole Roth
2002 Jose de Jesus Alvarado Risoul, Lynn Dolynchuk, Michelle L. Hillard, Michelle M. Kehr
2000 Marc Birtel, Kara Christopherson, Lindsay Della, Juan P. Gonzalez