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.

2018 Board of Judges

Spring 2018 JEA Write-offs

Jeanie Adams-Smith
Travis Armknecht
Paul Aubrey
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Bob Bair
Lisa Baker
Eric Ballas
Linda Ballew
Jane Bannister
Terri Barnes
Linda Barrington
Hillary Blayney
Jane Blystone
Candace Bowen
John Bowen
Dean Bradshaw
Christine Brandell-Melendez
Vicki Brennan
Jack Brennan
Jeff Browne
Erin Burden
Claire Burke
Jill Burns
Erin Castellano
Andrew Chambers
Adriana Chavira
Kate Clark
Gina Claus
Maggie Cogar
Erin Coggins
Scott Collins
Michelle Coro
Sandra Coyer
Kathy Craghead
Bernadette Cranmer
Minauti Davé Khamar
Adam Dawkins
Kristy Dekat
Vince DeMiero
Annette Deming
Amanda Dolinger
Kris Doran
Linda Drake
Albert DuPont
Mitch Eden
Kaitlin Edgerton
Troy Espera
Jessica Estepa
Carrie Faust
Gina Fosco
Megan Fromm
JoAnn Gage
Tom Gayda
Jennifer Ghastin
John Gonczy
Andrea Goodwin
Annie Gorenstein-Falkenberg
Brenda Gorsuch
Nicole Gravlin
Peggy Gregory
Adrianna Guzman
Wayne Hardy
Laura Hardy
Michelle Harmon
Charla Harris
Erinn Harris
Nancy Hastings
Gabby Herbst
Gaby Herbst
Jennifer Higgins
Mark Hilburn
Christina Hills
Krystle Hoisington
Charles Huette
Joe Humphrey
Jessica Hunziker
Marva Hutchinson
Christina Insua
Patrick Johnson
Sheila Jones
Emily Jorgensen
Marsha Kalkowski
Thomas Kaup
Lori Keekley
Jack Kennedy
Debra Klevens
Kate Klonowski
Diana Klote
Allison Knoll
Sharon Kubicek
Jeff Kuchno
Matt LaPorte
Dennis Leizear
Joy Lessard
Elizabeth Levin
Janet Levin
Gary Lindsay
Kay Locey
Pia Longinotti
Donna Magana
Michael Malcolm-Bjorklund
Aaron Manfull
Taylor Martin
Joy McCaleb
Tamra McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
Rachel McCarver
Julieanne McClain
Mary Ann McCloud
Jim McGonnell
Susan McNulty
Deborah McPherson
CJ Memphis
Alicia Merrifield
Kim Messadieh
Mark Middlebrook
Erin Moeckel
Abbey Morales
R.J. Morgan
Patrick Moring
Dan Mueller
Jeremy Murphy
Judith Murray
Sarah Nichols
Casey Nichols
Paul Niwa
David Nuttal
Kristy Nyp
Spencer O’Daniel
Mark O’Deady
Laurie Oksanen
Kathryn Patrick
Jamin Perar
Meghan Percival
Marci Pieper
Kate Plows
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Leslie Price
Rachel Prince
Anthony Prosceno
Jayme Quick
Nina Quintana
Carrie Rapp
Terri Real
Dave Riggs
Mike Riley
Lauren Robbins
Kristen Rogan
Jonathon Rogers
Mary Rose
Lisa Rossi
Susan Sanchez
Stephanie Sanders
Veronica Sarmiento
Amy Schmeltz
Shelby Schmidt
Kathy Schreier
Sarah Semmel
Theresa Shadrix
Hannah Shapiro
Karla Shotts
C.E. Sikkenga
Karen Slusher
Aaron Smith
Emily Smith
Hallie Smith
Kathy Smith
Nancy E. Smith
Margaret Sorrows
Larry Steinmetz
Tom Stock
Carol Strauss
Susan Sutton
Sydney Swanson
Susan Tantillo
Kristin Taylor
Adam Theriault
Damien Tippett
Cindy Todd
Chris Twombley
Steven Unruhe
Kristin Untiedt-Barnett
Fern Valentine
Sarah Verpooten
Kellie Wagner
David Wallner
Peggy Watt
Carrie Webbenhurst
Mark Webber
Carmen Wendt
Teresa White
Mindy Wiedebusch
Melanie Wilderman
Kelly Wilkerson
Kelly Wilkerson
Brian Wilson
Angela Wolfe
VIcki Wolfe
Casandra Workman
Sergio Yanes
Jo Zimmerman
Bretton Zinger
Nancy Zubiri

SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest

Heather Nagel
Jim Straub
Michelle Harmon
Gaby Herbst
Mike Riley
Sue Everett
Stan Zoller
Karen Collier
Justin Spencer
Andrew Young
Alicia Merrifield
Susan McNulty
Jordyn Kiel
Cynthia Hyatt
Dennis Leizear
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Kate Plows
Debbie Greco
Katie Fernadez
Erin Burden
Leslie Thompson
Susan Tantillo
Joseph Dennis
Colleen Simpson
Ellen Kersey

Journalist of the Year Scholarships

Judith Murray
Danielle Ryan
Gabrielle Herbst
Mitch Ziegler
Kristi Rathbun
Adam Dawkins
Taylor Blatchford
Jack Kennedy
Jessica Hunziker
Leslie Thompson
Joe Humphrey
Rebekah Goode
Jon Reese
Natalie Niemeyer
Michelle Harmon
Brenda Field
Patrick Johnson
Claire Burke, CJE
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Jim McCrossen
Amy Morgan
Emily Smith
Colleen Simpson
Bretton Zinger
Elizabeth Cyr
Kari Koshiol
Cherie Burgett
Christina Geabhart
Megan Palmer
Casandra Workman
Leah Waters
Katie Frazier
Lisa Van Etta
Nima Kapadia
Alicia Merrifield
Emilee Hussack

2018 Junior High / Middle School National Media Contest

Allie Staub
Laura Zhu
Tara Weiss
Jeff Kuchno
Erika Quick
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund
Patricia Turley
Elle Morosoli
Erin Radke
Jessica Gregory
Bonnie Katzive
Kyle Carter
Trudy Hurd
Mary Patrick
Anita Wertz
Thomas Kaup
Nancy E Smith
Jeff Gabbard
Jane Blystone
Dana LaChapelle
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Bernadette Cranmer

Fall 2018 JEA Write-offs

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

Business Professionals of America Photography and Broadcast News Contests

Kelly Glasscock
Sarah Nichols
Joseph Humphrey
Kyle Carter
Matt Stamey
Nina Quintana
Jane Blystone
Bradley Wilson
Nick Homburg
Leah Waters
Margie Raper

Click here for past award information.

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