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Board of Judges

Each year, the Journalism Education Association enlists the service of hundreds of volunteers to serve as judges for various awards, contests and competitions. These educators and professionals represent the highest tier of expertise in their respective fields, and their service makes JEA programming possible.

2017 Board of Judges

Spring 2017 JEA Write-offs

Shari Adwers
Hillary Aerts-DeVoss
Chanelle Amoguis
Travis Armknecht
Megan Arrington
Paul Aubrey
Ellen Austin
Judy Babb
Bob Bair
Lisa Baker
Kristin Baker
Linda Ballew
Angela Banfield
Ellen Banner
Tina Barber
Linda Barrington
Barbara Bateman
Adam Bearson
Leah Blase
Hillary Blayney
Jane Blystone
Karen Boone
Candace Bowen
John Bowen
Dean Bradshaw
Jessica Bramer
Jack Brennan
Vicki Brennan
Deanne Brown
Justina Brown
Sara Bruestle
Claire Burke
Jill Burns
Kathryn Campbell
Erin Castellano
Adriana Chavira
Jill Chittum
Bob Clampett
Kate Clark
Gina Claus
Erin Coggins
Scott Collins
Greg Cooper
Kathy Craghead
Bernadette Cranmer
Hillary Currier
Kathy Daly
Kayla Davis
Adam Dawkins
Steve Dearinger
Vince DeMiero
Annette Deming
Leslie Dennis
Ryan Dimal
Kris Doran
Blake Dorfman
Linda Drake
Michele Dunaway
Ranae Duncan
Mitch Eden
Carrie Faust
Brenda Field
Bill Fletchner
Coy Fletcher
Adrienne Forgette
Mitchell Franz
Megan Fromm
Kelly Furnas
Matt Garnett
Frank Garred
Pat Gathright
Tom Gayda
Christina Geabhart
Kelly Glasscock
Jessica Good
Annie Gorenstein-Falkenberg
Chris Grasseschi
Doug Gregory
Peggy Gregory
Donna Griffith
Sarah Grisham
Adriana Guzman
Tom Hallaq
Laurie Hanson
Laura Hardy
Mark Hardy
Michelle Harmon
Charla Harris
Erinn Harris
Nancy Hastings
Mariana Hendricks
Gaby Herbst
Andrew Hernandez
Mark Hilburn
Susan Holihan
Scott Holt
Ray Hopfer
Joe Humphrey
Marva Hutchinson
Sandy Jacoby
Patrick Johnson
Braxton Jones
Sheila Jones
Kara Jordan
Emily Jorgensen
Marsha Kalkowski
Lori Keekley
Jack Kennedy
Jordyn Kiel
Debra Klevens
Jack Lambert
Maureen Langley
Matt LaPorte
Evelyn Lauer
Kacie Leacy
Dennis Leizear
Emily Lenk
Joy Lessard
Brad Lewis
Gary Lindsay
Kay Locey
Pia Longinotti
Roth Lovins
Mandy Mahan
Michael Mahoney
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund
Aaron Manfull
Kaitie Marolf
Anna Marshall
Joy McCaleb
Jim McCarthy
Tamra McCarthy
Julieanne McClain
Mary Anne McCloud
Jim McGonnell
Karin McKemey
James McNay
Mindy Mendenhall
Kim Messadieh
Kyle Mitchell
Emily Moore
Kate Morgan
R.J. Morgan
Patrick Moring
Susan Morosoli
Judith Murray
Mark Murray
Evert Nelson
Bryce Newberry
Casey Nichols
Kathy Nichols
Sarah Nichols
Paul Niwa
Davis Nuttall
Kristy Nyp
Mark O’Deady
Laurie Oksanen
Sam Oldenburg

Clif Palmberg
Jed Palmer
Katerine Patrick
Mary Patrick
Kevin Patterson
Meghan Percival
Marci Pieper
Krystin Pinckard
Kate Plows
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Mary Prichard
Rachel Prince
Jayme Quick
Nina Quintana
Erin Radke
Preston Randolph
Carrie Rapp
Kristi Rathbun
William Rawson
Jeff Reagan
Ben Reed
Jon Reese
Dave Riggs
Mike Riley
Andres Rivas
Margaret Robertson
John Rucker
Sandra Ruiz de Somocurcio
Katye Rutledge
Danielle Ryan
Craig Sailor
Nicole Sanders
Veronica Sarmiento
Amy Schmeltz
Shelby Schmidt
Matthew Schott
Rachel Schrag
Sarah Semmel
Theresa Shadrix
Hannah Shapiro
C.E. Sikkenga
Aaron Smith
Emily Smith
Hallie Smith
Kathy Smith
Michael Smith
Shirley Sokolosky
Margaret Sorrows
Howard Spanogle
Juanita Spanogle
Matt Stamey
Carol Stauss
Patrick Swenson
Susan Tantillo
Sherri Taylor
Eric Thomas
Jennifer Freeman Thompson
Damien Tippett
Cindy Todd
Heather Treanor
Patty Turley
Justin Turner
Steven Unruhe
Sarah Verpooten
Karen Wagner
Stephen Wahlfeldt
Lizabeth Walsh
John Walter
Brandon Wasserburger
Leah Waters
Peggy Watt
Chris Waugaman
Lawrence Wayman
Carrie Webbenhurst
Carmen Wendt
Bailey Whitney
Tom Winski
Vicki Wolfe
Cassandra Workman
Andrea Yancey-Goodwin
Jessica Young
Mitch Ziegler
Jo Zimmerman
Stan Zoller
Nancy Zubiri

SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest

Samantha Berry
Desiree Tabor Carter
Adam Dawkins
Sue Everett
Katie Frazier
Michelle Harmon
Gaby Herbst
Patrick Johnson
Nima Kapadia
Evelyn Lauer
Heather Nagel
Kristi Rathbun
Ben Reed
Mike Riley
Colleen Simpson
Emily Smith
Jim Straub
Leslie Thompson
Leah Waters

Journalist of the Year Scholarships

Shari Adwers
Samantha Berry
Taylor Blatchford
Cherie Burgett
Claire Burke
Ava Butzu
Kyle Carter
Elizabeth Cyr
Justin Daigle
Adam Dawkins
John Dent
Brenda Field
Katie Frazier
Christina Geabhart
Rebekah Goode-Peoples
Susan Gregory
Michelle Harmon
Erinn Harris
Gabrielle Herbst
Joe Humphrey
Jessica Hunziker
Emilee Hussak
Patrick Johnson
Jack Kennedy
Kari Koshiol
Dennis Leizear
Jim McCrossen
Amy Morgan
Judith Murray
Natalie Niemeyer
Megan Palmer
Tom Patrick
Kyle Phillips
Jon Reese
Danielle Ryan
Teresa Scribner
Colleen Simpson
Emily Smith
Leslie Thompson
Lisa Van Etta
Randy Vonderheid
Leah Waters
Tony Willis
Casandra Workman
Mitch Ziegler
Bretton Zinger

Junior High / Middle School National Media Contest

Kyle Carter
Bernadette Cranmer
Dana Donovan
Jeff Gabbard
Trudy Hurd
Bonnie Katzive
Thomas Kaup
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Dennis Leizear
Michael Malcolm-Bjorklund
Diane Mirro
Erin Moeckel
Susan Morosoli
Kristy Nyp
Shannon Owens
Shawntell Pace
Mary Patrick
Shelley Petkovsek
Erin Radke
Katye Rutledge
Tracey Yates Thompson
Patty Turley
Tara Weiss
Anita Wertz

Aspiring Young Journalist Award

Renee Burke
Kristi Rathbun
Beth Shull

Fall 2016 JEA Write-offs

Shari Adwers
Vinnie Arlt
Travis Armknecht
Megan Arrington
Judy Babb
Carol Babineaux
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Bob Bair
Lisa Baker
Linda Ballew
Ellen Banner
Linda Barrington
Barbara Bateman
Sheryl Berlant
Tyson Bird
Jolan Bishop
Leah Blase
Hillary Blayney
Jason Block
Jane Blystone
Alyssa Boehringer
Ron Bonadonna
John Bowen
Candace Bowen
Dean Bradshaw
Jessica Bramer
Christy Briggs
Amanda Bright
Deanne Brown
Cherie Burgett
Claire Burke
Jill Burns
Erin Castellano
Adriana Chavira
Maggie Cogar
Erin Coggins
Suzy Coleman
Greg Cooper
Sandra Coyer
Kathy Craghead
Bernadette Cranmer
Ray Cubberley
Janice Cummons
Kathy Daly
Adam Dawkins
Steve Dearinger
Melissa Deavers-Lowie
Jamie Demeter
Leslie Dennis
Bonnie Dodwell
Linda Drake
Linda Drake
Michele Dunaway
Ranae Duncan
Wayne Dunn
Albert Dupont
Albert DuPont, Jr.
Carol Eanes
Mitch Eden
Carrie Faust
Brenda Field
Megan Fitzgerald
Bill Flechtner
Janet Fonden
Gina Fosco
Mitchell Franz
Jennifer Freeman-Thompson
Megan Fromm
Gina Galley
Matt Garnett
Joel Garver
Pat Gathright
Christina Geabhart
Kelly Glasscock
Annie Gorenstein-Falkenberg
Brenda Gorusch
Peggy Gregory
Karl Grubaugh
Adriana Guzman
Tom Hallaq
Liz Halpin
Michelle Harmon
Cody Harrell
Marshall Harris
Erinn Harris
Charla Harris
Nancy Hastings
Janice Hatfield
Daniel Haygood
Allana Heath
Carol Hemmerly
Marina Hendricks
Gaby Herbst
Gaby Herbst
Michael Hernandez
Mark Hilburn
Monica Hill
Niki Hively
Krystle Hoisington
Jack Holbrook
Joe Humphrey
Jessica Hunziker
Marva Hutchinson
Joy Jenkins
Patrick Johnson
Emily Jorgensen
Marsha Kalkowski
Lori Keekley
Michelle Kennedy
Jack Kennedy
Jordyn Kiel
Debra Klevens
Kate Klonowski
Theresa Knopf
Marsha Kowalski
Jeff Kuchno
Eric Landschoot
Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Matt LaPorte
Dennis Leizear
Elizabeth Levin
Janet Levin
Gary Lindsey
Roth Lovins
Tracy Luke
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund
Aaron Manfull
Kaitlyn Marolf
Loran Marquez
TJ Maynes
Julieanne McCain
Tamra McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
Mary Ann McCloud
JIm McCrossen
Jim McGonnell
Karin McKemey
Janet McKinney
Gabrielle McLemore
James McNay
Christina Mitro
Erin Moeckel
R.J. Morgan
Tim Morley
April Moss
Jeff Mount
Dan Mueller
Judith Murray
Mark Murray
Abri Nelson
Evert Nelson
Susan Newell
Sarah Nichols
Casey Nichols
Paul Niwa
Kristy Nyp
Spencer O’Daniel
Laurie Oksanen
Sam Oldenburg
Nancy Olson
Jennifer Ortman
Barbara Padget
Clif Palmberg
Mary Patrick
Kevin Patterson
Meghan Percival
Joseph Peters
Marci Pieper
Megan Piernicky
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Renee Quaife
Jayme Quick
Sara Quinn
Erin Radke
David Ragsdale
Preston Randolph
Carrie Rapp
Matt Rasgorshek
Rachel Rauch
Bill Rawson
Cindy Renaud
Dave Riggs
Mike Riley
Denise Roberts
Kristen Rogan
Emma Rogers
Elisabeth Rubinfien
Veronica Samiento
Amy Schmeltz
Rachel Schrag
Kathy Schrier
Kathleen Schuckel
Sarah Semmel
C.E. Sikkenga
Mike Simons
Carol Smith
Matthew Smith
Emily Smith
Kathy Smith
Hallie Smith
Kenny Smith
Clint Smith
Margaret Sorrows
Juanita Spangole
Howard Spanogle
Matt Stamey
Ric Stranges
Elisha Strecker
Mason Swenson
Desiree Tabor-Carter
Sherri Taylor
Diana Thomas
Nathan Thomas
Eric Thomas
Damien Tippett
Cindy Todd
Justin Turner
April Van Buren
Rena Vela
Sarah Verpooten
Ann Visser
Karen Wagner
Audrey Wagsaff
Cathy Wall
David Wallner
Lizbeth Walsh
John Walter
Brandon Wasserburger
Chris Waugman
Carrie Webbenhurst
Carmen Wendt
Teresa White
Natalie White
Bradley Wilson
Tom Winski
Scott Wludyga
Vicki Wolfe
Casandra Workman
Tracey Yates-Thompson
Bernice Young
Jessica Young
Jamie Zega
Mitch Ziegler
Stan Zoller

Business Professionals of America Photography and Broadcast News Contests

Shari Adwers
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Jane Blystone
Kyle Carter
Greg Cooper
Bonnie Dodwell
Joel Garver
Kelly Glasscock
Kim McCarthy
Tim Morley
Evert Nelson
Sarah Nichols
Mason Swenson
Justin Turner
Jessica Young

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