Courtney Herring '09
B.A. Communication and English Literature; Clarkston, Mich.
Mortar Board (National College Senior Honor Society); Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Honorary); Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honorary); McCann Prize - English; Vinton R. Shepard Scholarship - English; Clyde S. Shumaker Award - Communication; Dr. Betty Lovelace Scholarship; Bunton-Waller Graduate Award - The Pennsylvania State University; Summer Research Opportunities Program Scholar (SROP) – The Pennsylvania State University; Ronald E. McNair Post - Baccalaureate Achievement Program - Summer Research Conference presenter; Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Honorary) - Top Student Competitive Paper Submission: Eastern Communication Association Convention; National Communication Association Convention (NCAC) - Scholar to Scholar presenter; International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference - Gottenheim, Germany, Presenter - “The Framing of African American Hurricane Katrina Victims on CNN and Fox News Networks”; Office of Campus & Residential Life - Resident Assistant, Head Resident; Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Steering Committee; Denison Campus Governance Association (DCGA) - African American Community Senator; Black Student Union (BSU) - Minister of Records and Correspondence.
Supporting comments: "Anyone who meets Courtney is immediately impressed by her strong communication skills, her open and friendly attitude, and her clear intellect. A scholar, mediator and mentor to her peers, she has earned the respect of her residents in her roles as Resident Assistant and Head Resident and from her fellow senators in DCGA. In each of these roles, Courtney has worked to make our campus community more inclusive and welcoming of all of our students. Her efforts have made us a stronger college by challenging all of us to be more aware of the needs of a diverse community."