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Juniata College Communication Professor Receives Award

(Posted October 21, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Donna Weimer, Thornbury Professor of Communication at Juniata College and a resident of State College, Pa., recently received the Carroll Arnold Distinguished Service Award at the convention banquet of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania (SCAP), held in Lancaster, Pa.

Weimer has held every executive position at SCAP, including a term as president and currently oversees the group's Graduate and Undergraduate Writing Competition. This year, Weimer is chair of the Interest Council on Media and Communication Technology.

"I am very proud of winning this award," Weimer says. "Carroll Arnold was a mentor to me and embodied the best principles of living honorably and making civility in public discourse more than a tag line in a speech."

Weimer joined the Juniata faculty in 1990. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1974, a master's degree in speech communication in 1983, and a doctorate in speech communication in 1990, all from Penn State University. She currently is chair of the Department of English, Communication, and Theatre Arts at Juniata.

She received the Lindback Teaching Award in 1993 and Juniata's Woman of the Year Award in 1994.

She is the faculty advisor to the Alfarata yearbook and Power93, WKVR, the college radio station. In addition, she has been a member of the executive council of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania since 1992. Weimer is on the Board of Representatives to WPSX/WPSU, public radio and television, for Huntingdon.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.