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Alumni and Friends Awards

Our loyal and accomplished alumni and generous supporters are an integral part of the success of the WVU Reed College of Media. Each year, the College and its alumni honor the best and brightest graduates and friends of the College with special awards.

The P.I. Reed Achievement Award, created in 1966, is the most prestigious award bestowed upon alumni. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in journalism or advertising/public relations.

The Friend of the College award recognizes individuals for their exemplary support and commitment to the College of Media. The award was established in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Paul A. Atkins.

In 2013, the Commitment to Service Award was established in honor of Dr. R. Ivan Pinnell’s more than two decades of service and commitment to the College.

The P.I. Reed Young Alumnus/Alumna Award, developed in 2004, is given to an individual who has graduated in the last 10 years and who has shown the ability to succeed in his or her field.


2019 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Ken Ward (BSJ, 1990)

Friend of the College:
Alexis Pugh (BSJ, 1973)

Commitment to Service Award:
Cyndi Greenglass (MS IMC, 2014)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
Mackenzie Mays (BSJ, 2012)


2018 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Bob Kittle (BSJ, 1975)

Friend of the College:
Betsy Klebe Dziedzic (BSJ, 1979)

Commitment to Service Award:
Tara Curtis (BSJ, 1993)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
Elaine McMillion Sheldon (BSJ, 2009)


2017 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Joe W. Gollehon (BSJ, 1973)

Friend of the College:
Louise Crumrine Seals (BS, 1966)

Commitment to Service Award:
Chuck Harman (BSJ, 1981; MSJ, 1984)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
Karen Snyder Duke (BS, 2009)


2015 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Mike Tomasky (’82)

Friend of the College:
Scott Widmeyer (’74)

Commitment to Service Award:
Alan Waters (’75)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
Lauren O’Connor (’08)


2013 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Joe Steranka(’79)

Friend of the College:
John Walls (’78)

Commitment to Service Award:
Paul Atkins (’49)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
Paige Lavender (’11)


2009 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Hoppy Kercheval (’77, ’05)
John Veasey (’59)

Friend of the College:
William Nutting

Martin Hall Cornerstone Award:
Stephanie Beddow (’93)

P.I. Reed Young Alumnus Award:
Justin Weaver (‘07)


2006 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Raymond G. Gillette (’71)

Friend of the College:
Thomas L. Harrison

Martin Hall Cornerstone Award:
Ronda L. Gregory (’91)

P.I. Reed Young Alumnus Award:
Jason W. Neal (’99)


2004 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Pamela Maphis Larrick (‘72)

Friend of the College:
James Blair (‘69)

Martin Hall Cornerstone Award:
Becky Lofstead (‘76)
Richard Beto (‘76)

P.I. Reed Young Alumna Award:
April Kaull (‘95)


2003 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Scott Widmeyer (‘75)

Friend of the College:
Frank Kearns (posthumously) and Sara de Maine Kearns

Martin Hall Cornerstone Award:
Joyce Bower (‘66)
Tim Terman (‘87)


2002 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Scott Bosley (‘65)

Friend of the College:
Leonard S. Gross (‘49)
Michael Fulton (‘79)


2001 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Linda B. Arnold (‘76)

Friend of the College:
John Cary Shott, Jr.
G. Ogden Nutting


Previous P.I. Reed Achievement Award Recipients

2000
Robert M. Rine (’76)

1999
R. Douglas Huff (‘69)
A. Bray Cary (‘70)

1998
C. Gregory Van Camp (‘65)

1997
Terry Wimmer (’74)

1996
Louise Crumrine Seals (‘66)
Richard Toren (’48)

1995
Carolyn Bailey Lewis (‘80)

1994
Phoebe Fisher Heishman (‘63)

1993
Charles E Ryan (‘62)

1992
Woodrow “Woody” Wilson (‘41)

1991
Don Marsh (’50)
Robert S. Earle (’40)

1990
Leighton Watson (’38, ’70)

1989
Cletis Pride (’53)
Alvin S. Volker (’39)

1988
Ralph Izard (’61, ’62)
P. Buxton Martin (’36)

1987
Brentz Thompson (’47)
Beulah Hash (’33)

1986
Paul A. Atkins (’49)

1985
Catharine P. Clark (’30)

1984
William K. Stevens (’57)

1983
Domenick “Mickey” Furfari (’48)

1982
William H. Bambrick (’42)

1981
James B. Moore (’35)

1980
Charles Stafford (’49)

1979
James H. Porterfield (’36)

1978
Ann Griffith (’44)

1977
Guy H. Stewart (’48)
Richard Ralston Sr. (’30)

1976
Marcelle W. Farrington (’48)

1975
Kyung-Won Lee (’53)

1974
James C. Millstone (’52)

1973
Donovan H. Bond (’42)

1972
Thomas F. Pendergast (’53)

1971
Frank M. Kearns (’38)

1970
Felix M. Sutton (’35)

1969
Gilbert W. Love (’27)

1968
Robert P. Mellace (’41)

1967
Max Fullerton (’25)

1966
J. Montgomery Curtis