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Richard C. Christian Award

Richard C. Christian Award

This award is dedicated to the late Dick Christian, one of the founders of Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications company. His service to Medill began in the early 1980s, when he served as associate dean. Christian was pivotal in leading Medill's transition from awarding master of science degrees in advertising to master's degrees in Integrated Marketing Communications. He retired in 1999 and died in 2009. Christian cared deeply about students and their education. Hence, this award recognizes students who make notable contributions to advancing the learning experience for themselves and their peers.

IMC faculty members select the recipients of the Richard C. Christian Award and honor them at the graduation convocation.

Winners

2019

  • Akanksha Arora
  • Jenny Riley
  • Brian Weidy
  • Monika Wnuk

2018

  • Benjamin Mandel
  • Rachel Walker

2017

  • Jenni Stader
  • Karen Andrea Jahncke Angulo

2016

  • Warakant Gam Jaturasil
  • Sonia Kurniawan

2015

  • Colleen Daly

2014

  • Bradley Allred
  • Ni Jiang

2013

  • Ieesha Lashawn McKinzie

2012

  • Gonggit Chanthawijaikul
  • Monica Marie Heckman

2011

  • Sarah Elizabeth Fromson
  • Kathleen Ann Rodway

2010

  • Sujin Choi