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CCI Students Recognized at Chancellor’s Honors Banquet

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek recognized faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service on Monday, Apr. 8, during the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. The banquet is the largest UT honors event of the year. CCI students receiving awards this year are as follows.
Top Collegiate Scholars
Jessica Campbell, JEM
Chelsea Marie Jensen Koerten, JEM
Extraordinary Academic Achievement

  • Lauren Gregg, ADV
  • Chelsea Marie Jensen Koerten, JEM
  • Paisleigh Kelley, CS
  • Lauren McKirgan, PR

Extraordinary Professional Promise

  • Greg Dowell, CS
  • Shayla McDaniel, PR
  • Lindsey NeSmith, JEM
  • Anna Patterson, JEM
  • Ivanka Radovic Pjesivac, C&I PhD Program
  • Gustavo Quintero, ADV

Chancellors Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service

  • Justina Jones, CS

Outstanding Scholar Athlete

  • Taber Spani, CS

In addition, the winners of the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) competition were honored at the Chancellor’s banquet.  Nineteen CCI students produced 13 EURēCA entries that competed for this year’s awards.  The CCI judges, JEM Professor Mark Harmon and AdvPR Professor Roxanne Hovland, rated four CCI entries as outstanding including: Nathaniel Patton’s audio slide show “Changing Gears” and Lauren Beets’ audio slide show “Got Milk?” JEM Professor Rob Heller served as the faculty mentor for both of these projects.
Two CCI group projects were also rated as outstanding. Advertising students Christine Copelan, Kristin Carver, and Lauren Gregg produced the research leading to the poster “Mom Made Me: Students Respond to the Flu Shot” under the guidance of AdvPR Professor Ron Taylor;  and two Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) students, Hannah Allen and Emily Blocher, were recognized for their video, “Streetwise,” with a Top 5 Award and the William Harris III Undergraduate Research Award.  The video project was guided by JEM Associate Professor Bob Legg.