Committee & Judges

The awards committee meets at each convention to plan and coordinate all of JEA’s award programs.

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Awards Chair
Karen Slusher, CJE
Eaglecrest High School
5100 S. Picadilly St.
Centennial, CO 80015
kwags4@gmail.com

kslusher@cherrycreekschools.org

Awards Coordinator
Connie Fulkerson, CJE
Journalism Education Association
105 Kedzie Hall
828 Mid-Campus Dr. S.
Manhattan, KS 66506
cfulker@ksu.edu

Committee Members
Martha Akers, Virginia
Sara-Beth Badalamente, CJE, Michigan
Brian Baron, MJE, Massachusetts
Leslie Dennis, South Carolina
Linda Drake, MJE, Kansas
Charla Harris, CJE, Texas
Thomas Kaup, MJE, Washington
Leslie Thompson, CJE, Colorado
Cindy Todd, Texas
Ann Visser, MJE, Iowa
Carmen Wendt, MJE, Arizona
Andrew Young, Arkansas
Mitch Ziegler, CJE, California

Subcommittee Chairs

Aspiring Young Journalist Award
Rebecca Pollard, CJE
rebecca_pollard@lovejoyisd.net

First Amendment Press Freedom Award
Lori Keekley, MJE
jabowen@kent.edu

Future Teacher Scholarships
Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE
cbowen@kent.edu

High School Journalist of the Year
Rebecca Pollard, CJE
rebecca_pollard@lovejoyisd.net

Student Journalist Impact Award
Jeff Browne
jeffrey-browne@uiowa.edu

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.

2019 Board of Judges

2019 Spring Write-offs — Anaheim
Kathy Abdul
Kheira Adda
Travis Armknecht
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Natalie Barnard
Laurie Bender
Hillary Blayney
Alyssa Boeringer
John Bowen
Candace Bowen
Candace Brandt
Samantha Brockschmidt
Christian Brown
Beth Ann Brown
Jeff Browne
Claire Burke
Rich Cameron
Erin Castellano
Andrew Chambers
Richard Chang
Adriana Chavira
Kaitlin Christian
Curtis Christian
Kate Clark
Erin Coggins
Scott Collins
Sandra Coyer
Bernadette Cranmer
Jessie Cunningham
Kim Dantas
Christopher Davis
Jason Davis
Adam Dawkins
Kristy Dekat
Vince DeMiero
Annette Deming
Jackson DeMos
Hillary DeVoss
Natalie Djabourian
Gaby Doyle
Linda Drake
Ranae Duncan
Mitch Eden
Kaitlin Edgerton
Ian Edwards
Amy Elker
Brian Erickson
Troy Espera
Michelle Evenson
Carrie Faust
Brenda Field
Bill Flechtner
Megan Fromm
J.D. Garber
Brian Garcia
Bonnie Girard
Annie Gorenstein
Brenda Gorsuch
Nicole Gravlin
Peggy Gregory
Karl Grubaugh
Adriana Guzman
Stacy Hardcastle
Charla Harris
Nancy Hastings
Marina Hendricks
Casandra Hernandez Rios
Jennifer Higgins
Ida Hoffmann
Joe Humphrey
Kristen Hunter Flores
Jessica Hunziker
Marva Hutchinson
Tyler Johnson
Emily Jorgensen
Marsha Kalkowski
Lori Keekley
Jessica Kemnitz
Jack Kennedy
Jordyn Kiel
Sarah Kirksey
Debra Klevens
Diana Klote
Taylor Kreilmann
Sharon Kubicek
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Matt LaPorte
Samantha Lasarow
Evelyn Lauer
Dennis Leizear
Tommy Li
Gary Lindsay
Michael Malcolm-Bjorklund
Katy Mangrich
Talitha Martin
Joy McCaleb
Jim McCarthy
Kim McCarthy
Karin McKerney
Mike McLaughlin
Katie Merritt
Gary Metzker
Mark Middlebrook
Erin Moeckel
R.J. Morgan
Patrick Moring
Jeremy Murphy
Shawn Murphy
Judith Murray
Andrea Negri
Laura Negri
Kelly Neiman
Abrianna Nelson
Susan G. Newell
Sarah Nichols
Casey Nichols
David Nuttall
Katherine Patrick
Susan Pavelka
Meghan Percival
Katherine Persitz
Marci Pieper
Kate Plows
Mindy Pomper-Johnson
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Thomas Price
Jayme Quick
Nina Quintana
Kirt Ramirez
Michael Reeves
Ray Richmond
Dave Riggs
Hannah Robison
Jillian Ryan
Shelby Schmidt
Kathy Schrier
Ed Serna
Hannah Shapiro
Karen Slusher
Aaron Smith
Emily Smith
Nancy E. Smith
Hallie Smith
Matthew Smith
Shirley Sokolosky
Margaret Sorrows
Karla Sprague
Allie Staub
Carol Strauss
Erin Sucher-Grady
Susan Sutton
Kristin Taylor
Stacy Tenace
Diana Thomas
Debbie Thrasher
Cindy Todd
Laura Totten
Chris Twombley
Marcela Valdivia
Sarah Verpooten
Ann Visser
Lawrence Wayman
Carrie Webbenhurst
Mark Webber
David Weikert
Jonathan Weller
John Welsh
Carmen Wendt
Mindy Wiedebusch
Drake Witham
Vicky Wolfe Bender
Casandra Workman
Jo Zimmerman
Nancy Zubiri

2019 SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest
Kathy Abdul
Zeb Carabello
Gina Claus
Karen Collier
Joseph Dennis
Sue Everett
Debbie Greco
Courtney Hanks
Gaby Herbst
Jordyn Kiel
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Lori Larson
Alicia Merrifield
Heather Nagel
Katina Paron
Doreen Picozzi
Kate Plows
Hannah Shapiro
Colleen Simpson
Justin Spencer
Lisa Stine
Jim Straub
Susan Tantillo
Leslie Thompson
Andrew Young
Stan Zoller

2019 Scholastic Journalism Week Logo
Adam Dawkins
Evelyn Lauer

2019 Aspiring Young Journalist
Susan Gregory
Jessica Hunziker
Dennis Leizear
Emily Smith

2019 Journalist of the Year Scholarships
Shari Adwers
Samantha Berry
Taylor Blatchford
Natalie Brown
Claire Burke
Renee Burke
Ava Butzu
Kyle Carter
Elizabeth Cyr
Adam Dawkins
Gabrielle Doyle
Brenda Field
Christina Geabhart
Rebekah Goode
Erinn Harris
John Horvath
Joe Humphrey
Emilee Hussack
Patrick Johnson
Nima Kapadia
Jack Kennedy
Kari Koshiol
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Jim McCrossen
Alicia Merrifield
Amy Morgan
Judith Murray
Natalie Niemeyer
David Ragsdale
Kristi Rathbun
Colleen Simpson
Leslie Thompson
Lisa Van Etta
Randy Vonderheid
Leah Waters
Casandra Workman
Mitch Ziegler
Bretton Zinger

2019 JEA China Contests
Kelly Furnas, chair
Renee D. Burke
Mitch Eden
Patrick R. Johnson
Joseph Humphrey
Matthew LaPorte
Tamra McCarthy
Beatrice Motamedi
Jonathan Rogers
Rachel West

2019 Business Professionals of America
Photography and Broadcast News Contests

Jane Blystone
Kyle Carter
Kelly Furnas
Kelly Glasscock
Nick Homburg
Joseph Humphrey
Kelly Glasscock
Kim McCarthy
Matt Stamey
Justin Turner
Bradley Wilson
2019 Junior High / Middle School National Media Contest
Allie Staub, chair
Cori Basulto-Fraga
Gina Claus
Bernadette Cranmer
Justin Daigle
Jason Davis
Sara Gonzales
Tiffany Hamilton
Trudy Hurd
Debra Klevens
Samantha Lasarow
Dennis Leizear
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund
Aaron Manfull
Katie Merritt
Jackie Mink
Meghan Moore
Katie Moreno
Mark Murray
Lori Oglesbee
Mary Patrick
Erin Radke
Scarlet Sager
Megan Sebold
Ginny Shikle
Stacey Skoric
Nancy E. Smith
Mark Webber
Anita Wertz
Laura Zhu

2018 Fall Write-offs – Chicago
Kathy Abdul
Aaron Manfull
Aaron Smith
Aaron Stepp
Abrianna Nelson
Adam Dawkins
Adriana Chavira
Adrienne Forgette
Albert DuPont
Alex Wong
Amanda Steadele
Anastasia Harrison
Andrea Negri
Andrew Chambers
Angela St. Clair
Angela Wolfe
Ann Visser
Anne Hayman
Annie Gorenstein
Anthony Prosceno
April Moss
Ashwin Kulkarni
Becky Tate
Bernadette Cramner
Beth Ann Brown
Bill Flechtner
Bill Rawson
Bob Bair
Brandi Benson
Brenda Gorsuch
Bretton Zinger
Brian Erickson
Brian Wilson
Bryan Christopher
c.e. Sikkenga
Caitlin Snyder
Candace Bowen
Carmen Wendt
Carol Eanes
Carol Smith
Carol Strauss
Carrie Faust
Carrie Hendrix
Carrie Webbenhurst
Casey Nichols
Catherine Buchaniec
Charla Harris
Cherie Burgett
Chris Hammitt
Chris Twombley
Christa Newtt
Christina Mitro
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Christine Brandell Melendez
Christine Stricker
Christy Insua
Courtney Cowgill
Curtis Lawrence
Damien Tippett
Dan Mueller
Daniel Vesurai
Danielle Ryan
David Wallner
Dean Bradshaw
Deanne Brown
Deborah McPherson
Debra Klevens
Dennis Leizear
Dennis Wade
Diana Klote
Elizabeth Cyr
Elizabeth Sorgenfrei
Ellen Austin
Ellen Banner
Emily Jorgensen
Emily Smith
Emma Kumer
Eric Thomas
Erica Brockmoller
Erin Armknecht
Erin Castellano
Erin Coggins
Erin Moeckel
Erin Sucher-Grady
Erinn Harris
Ethan Hyman
Evelyn Lauer
Gaby Doyle
Gary Lindsay
Gavin Brady
Gina Claus
Gina Fosco
Gina Claus
Grace Waltz
Greg Cooper
Haleigh Truman
Hallie Smith
Hannah Shapiro
Heather Perkins
HIlary DeVoss
Hillary Blayney
HyoJung Kim
Ida Hoffmann
Irene Chang
Jack Holbrook
Jack Kennedy
Jackie Mink
James McNay
Jane Bannister
Jane Blystone
Janet Fonden
Jason Davis
Jayme Quick
Jed Palmer
Jeff Kuchno
Jennifer Higgins
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Walters
Jessica Bowen
Jessica Hunziker
Jessica Kemnitz
Jessica Powell
Jessica Bramer
Jessica Kemnitz
Jessica Young
Jill Burns
Jim McCarthy
Jim McCrossen
Jo Zimmerman
JoAnn Gage
Joe Humphrey
Joe Mirando
John Bowen
John Walter
Jon Reese
Jordyn Kiel
Joseph Winters
Joy Lessard
Joy McCaleb
Judith Murray
Judy Babb
Julie Mancini
Julieanne McClaine
Justin Daigle
Justin Turner
Kaitlin Edgerton
Karen Collier
Karen Slusher
Karin McKemey
Karl Grubaugh
Karla Sprague
Kate Clark
Kate Klonowski
Kate Plows
Kathleen Mills
Kathleen Schurig
Kathryn Campbell
Kathy Schrier
Kathy Smith
Kathy Daly
Katie Kroeppler
Kay Hoffstatter
Kay Locey
Kelly Wilkerson
Kevin Modelski
Kevin Patterson
Kimberly Messadieh
Kris Doran
Kristen Rogan
Kristi Rathbun
Kristy Cates
Kristy Dekat
Kristy Nyp
Kyle Carter
Kyle Phillips
Larry Steinmetz
Laura Johnston
Laura Negri
Lauren Robbins
Lauren Wagner
Laurie Oksanen
Laurie Hanson
Leah Blase
Leslie Dennis
Leslie Price
Lillie Schenk
Linda Arney
Linda Ballew
Linda Barrington
Linda Drake
Lisa Stine
Lori Keekley
Lori Larson
Lyndsie Riggs
Maggie Cogar
Makena Busch
Mandy Stegall
Marcee McElwain
Marci Pieper
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Sorrows
Marilee Malott
Marina Hendricks
Mark Hilburn
Mark Middlebrook
Mark Webber
Marsha Kalkowski
Marva Hutchinson
Mary Carter
Mary Patrick
Mary Prichard
Mary Ann McCloud
Mary Lou Hutton
Matt Schott
Matt Stamey
Matthew Smith
Megan Fitzgerald
Megan Fromm
Megan Percival
Michael Malcolm-Bjorklund
Michael Reeves
Michelle Corbett
Michelle Frakes
Michelle Harmon
Michelle Kennedy
Michelle Mowery
Mike Simons
Mindy Southern
Mindy Wiedebusch
Mitch Eden
Mitch Ziegler
Mitchell Franz
Morgan Olsen
Nancy Hastings
Nancy (Joanie) Oben
Nancy A. Olson
Nathan Shackelford
Nicholas Fornicoia
Nichole Stanford
Nina Quintana
Nora Neff
Pam Healy
Patrick Moring
Patti Peterson
Peggy Gregory
R.J. Morgan
Rachel Chrest
Rachel McCarver
Rachel Prince
Rachel Rauch
Ranae Duncan
Rhonda Weatherup
Richelle Rogers
Rishika Dugyala
Rod Satterthwaite
Ron Bonadonna
Roth Lovins
Russel Horvath
Sam Oldenburg
Samantha Gerwe-Perkins
Sandra Coyer
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Sarah Kirksey
Sarah Nichols
Sarah Tricano
Sarah Verpooten
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Scott Collins
Shannon Kuemichel
Shari Chumley
Shari Adwers
Shari Chumley
Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin
Sharon Kubicek
Sheila Jones
Shelby Schmidt
Sherri Taylor
Shirley Sokolosky
Spencer O’Daniel
Stan Zoller
Steve Barrus
Steve Dearinger
Sue Gill
Susan Pavelka
Susan Tantillo
Sydney Swanson
Tamra McCarthy
Teresa Scribner
Teresa White
Terri Barnes
Terri Real
Tim Morley
Tina Barber
Todd Maisel
Tom Gayda
Tom Winski
Toni Mitchell
Travis Armknecht
Tripp Robbins
Tyler Johnson
Umbreen Qadeer
Vince DeMiero
Wayne Dunn
Yesica Pak

 

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