(Posted October 29, 2007)

--News Release-- Oct. 23, 2007 HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Donna Weimer, Thornbury Professor of Communication at Juniata College, received the Harvey Kelly Excellence in Teaching Award from the Pennsylvania Communication Association at the association\'s conference in State College, Pa. Oct. 19. Weimer, a resident of Huntingdon, Pa., was singled out for the award for her \"commitment to teaching inside and outside the classroom.\" Weimer came to Juniata in 1990. She earned a bachelor\'s degree, master\'s degree and doctorate from Penn State University. In 2001, she was named the Col. Sedgley and Elizabeth Bailey Thornbury Professor of Communication. She is chair of the Department of Communication and serves as a member of the Information Technology faculty. Weimer is celebrated as the guiding light of the Bailey Oratorical Contest, overseeing that Juniata institution for more than a decade. Weimer also is active in professional and community organizations, serving on the executive council for the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania and just recently left the board of representatives of WPSU, the area\'s public television and radio stations. She teaches a wide variety of communications courses, including \"The Art of Public Speaking\" and \"indiv@metaverse.com,\" which examines the impact of technology on our culture. Her teaching and hard work have been recognized previously with the Lindback Teaching Award in 1993 and an award as Juniata\'s Woman of the Year in 1994.

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