Award Recipients

SACC 2012 Student Award for Academic Excellence

Ember Knight, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
Ember’s paper is titled “It’s an Addiction: Identity, Community, and Gender in Los Angeles Open Mic Comedy.” Her professor, Dr. Sohini Ray, submitted her paper for nomination. Ember will be presenting her paper at the 2012 SACC annual conference in San Diego in April.

SACC 2011 Student Award for Academic Excellence

Danielle Emond, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

Danielle’s paper was titled “The Process of Fan Fiction: Creating Culture though Alternate Realities.” Danielle is an anthropology major and her professor, Dona Davis, submitted the paper on her behalf. Danielle presented a talk on this topic at the 2011 annual meeting of SACC in Omaha, Nebraska. Congratulations!

SACC 2010 Teacher of the Year Awards

Laura Gonzalez of San Diego Miramar College, San Diego, CA
Tad McIlwraith of Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, Canada
Laura Gonzalez and
Tad McIlwraith

The SACC Awards Committee received nominations for two outstanding candidates who are considered exceptional by their peers and students as teachers, colleagues, and confidents. After careful and thoughtful deliberation the Awards Committee felt that the best and most fair decision was to recognize BOTH Laura Gonzalez of San Diego Miramar College in San Diego, CA, and Tad McIlwraith of Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, Canada, for the Teachers of the Year award. This award comes to each of them with a $500 prize and registration waiver to the 2010 SACC annual meeting.

 

2009 SACC Student Award for Academic Excellence: Mallory Haas

2009 SACC Student Award for Creativity, Leadership, or Community Service: Jenna Grabijas

The 2009 Student Award recipients were Jenna Grabijas of Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, and Mallory Haas of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Jenna won the Student Award for Creativity, Leadership, or Community Service for her LifeStraws project. Her sponsor was Dianne Chidester. Mallory received the 2009 Student Award for Academic Excellence for her  research paper on John Brown’s Tannery. Her sponsors were Mark Lewine and Elizabeth Hoag.