Awards and Honors

Service Honors and Awards

Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication, National Communication Association Women’s Caucus, 2017

Presidential Citation for Service, National Communication Association, 2018, 2017, 2013

Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University, 2013

Presidential Distinction Award for Service, 2011, 2009, 2005

College Service Award 2012, 2010, 2004, 2003

Scholarship and Research Awards

Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award, Southern States Communication Association, 2014.

Gender Scholar of the Year, Southern States Communication Association, 2008.

Faculty Member of the Year, Women’s History Month/Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, Texas State University, 2008.

Rose B. Johnson Award, Southern States Communication Association, 2002: Mandziuk, R. M. & Fitch, S. P.  (2001) The Rhetorical Construction of Sojourner Truth. Southern Communication Journal, 66, 120-138.

College Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Associate/Full Professor rank, Texas State University, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Presidential Distinction Award in Scholarly/Creative Activities, 1992, 1993.

Donald C. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Rhetorical Studies, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, April 1987.

Teaching Honors and Awards

Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University, 2017, 2016, 2003, and 2000.

Golden Apple Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Communication Studies, 2015, 2012 and 2003.

Stephany Goodbread Advisor of the Year Award, University Honors College, 2007-2008.

College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Associate/Full Professor rank, Southwest Texas State University, 2002 and 2001.

Departmental nominee for Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Assistant Professor rank, Southwest Texas State University, 1989.

Douglas Ehninger Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, April 1987.