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The College of Communication and Fine Arts Awards

Dean’s Academic Achievement Award is available to a student majoring in a discipline within the College of Communication and Fine Arts. It recognizes the graduating student with the highest grade point average.

Dean’s Creative Achievement Award is based on outstanding creative activity in the areas encompassed by the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Creative Achievement in Art is awarded annually by the Art Department for outstanding creative achievement in art to a senior majoring in Art. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required.

“Best of Show Award" Juried Student Exhibition is awarded annually to the student whose work is judged “Best of Show” in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

Thesis Award in Art History is presented in recognition of an outstanding masters thesis in Art History.

Art History Graduate Award is presented annually to a graduate student for outstanding initiative and research.

Art History Undergraduate Award is presented annually to an undergraduate student for outstanding work in Art History.

Society of Professional Journalists, Memphis Chapter, annually presents a certificate of achievement and a cash award to the student chosen as outstanding in the field of Journalism.

Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Mark Of Excellence Awards, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Tennessee Region, annually presents first place awards for Best TV Broadcasting, Best Editorial Cartoon, Best Feature Article, and Best Photography Feature.

Sigma Alpha Iota College Honor Award is an award based on musicianship, scholarship, and general contribution to the collegiate chapter.

Sigma Alpha Iota Honor Certificate is presented annually to the graduating senior of this chapter having attained the highest academic average.

Paul Eaheart Memphis Woodwind Quintet Scholarship is presented in honor of Paul Eaheart for excellence in wind performance.

Lubrani Clarinet Award, in memory of Professor Frederic Lubrani, is presented for clarinet performance ability, general scholarship, service to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, and potential in the profession.

Smit Composition Award is presented in memory of Professor Johannes Smit for excellence in composition.

Hearst Awards are presented as the result of an annual national Writing, Broadcasting, and Photography competition among accredited journalism programs for work appearing in student publications. Cash prizes range from $200 to $2,000 with matching awards going to sponsoring journalism departments.

Hohenberg Foundation, Inc. Dance Award is presented annually to a student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Dance. The recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Art Center Supply Award is given annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Graphic Design. Selection is based on portfolio and academic performance.

Memphis-Germantown Art League Award is presented annually in the spring to an undergraduate Art major who has demonstrated exceptional artistic abilities in any discipline within the Department of Art.

University Bookstore Supply Award is given annually to an undergraduate Art major. Selection is based on portfolio and academic performance.

The Linn Sitler Theatre Award is presented to an outstanding Theatre student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Saul Brown Award is given to a Journalism major concentrating in news writing. Saul Brown retired from the Memphis Press-Scimitar in 1980 as the newspaper’s chief photographer. Selection for the award is based on talent, skill, and a student’s promise as a journalist as demonstrated by his or her articles and/or photographs.

The Kappa Tau Alpha Award is given to the member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism honor society who has achieved the highest academic average.

The MTNA Student Achievement Award is given by the Music Teachers National Association annually to a music student for excellence in studio teaching.

The Raymond Lynch Oboe Award established to recognize the distinguished career of the former oboe teacher and associate dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Dr. Raymond Lynch, is given annually to an outstanding oboist.

The Harold Streibich Award, established in memory of Att. Harold Streibich recognizes an outstanding Music Business student.

Belle Melodies Scholarship Award is sponsored by St. Mary’s Episcopal School in support of a Recording Technology student.

Phi Kappa Lambda Academic Achievement Award is presented to the senior music student with the highest GPA.

Excellence in Design Award is given annually to an undergraduate architecture or interior design student selected by a vote of the faculty.  Nominations are submitted from each architecture and interior design studio faculty member.

Excellence in Design Award is given annually to a graduate architecture student selected by a vote of the faculty.  Nominations are submitted from each architecture graduate design studio faculty member.

ARCC Jonathan King Medal is awarded annually to a graduating architecture or interior design student based upon nominations and a vote of the department faculty.  The Architectural Research Centers Consortium offers one medal per school of architecture and design internationally.  The medal acknowledges innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal is awarded to the undergraduate architecture or interior design student whose academics, leadership, and service best represent the ideals of Alpha Rho Chi, the national co-ed fraternity for architecture and the allied arts, as voted upon by the department faculty.  Winners need not be a member of APX but must have completed third year undergraduate classes.

Creative Achievement Award is given annually to the architecture or interior design student whose overall body of work best represents the Department of Architecture and its mission.  Nominations are submitted and voted upon by the department faculty.

Graduate Thesis Award is presented to a Master of Architecture student in recognition of the most outstanding graduate thesis completed during the academic year.  The award is based on a vote of the department faculty.

Honors Thesis Award is presented to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design student in recognition of the most outstanding University Honors/Department of Architecture Honors thesis completed during the academic year.  The award is based on a vote of the department faculty.

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