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Alumni Awards

The WVU Reed College of Media and its alumni honor the best and brightest graduates and friends of the College with special awards each year.

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 strategic communications.

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 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.

2015 Recipients

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

Friend of the School:
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 School:
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 School:
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 School:
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 School:
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 School:
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 School:
Leonard S. Gross (‘49)

Michael Fulton (‘79)

2001 Recipients

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

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

2000 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Robert M. Rine (’76)

1999 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
R. Douglas Huff (‘69)
A. Bray Cary (‘70)

1998 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
C. Gregory Van Camp (‘65)

1997 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Terry Wimmer (’74)

1996 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Louise Crumrine Seals (‘66)
Richard Toren (’48)

1995 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Carolyn Bailey Lewis (‘80)

1994 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Phoebe Fisher Heishman (‘63)

1993 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Charles E Ryan (‘62)

1992 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Woodrow “Woody” Wilson (‘41)

1991 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Don Marsh (’50)
Robert S. Earle (’40)

1990 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Leighton Watson (’38, ’70)

1989 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Cletis Pride (’53) 
Alvin S. Volker (’39)

1988 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Ralph Izard (’61, ’62)
P. Buxton Martin (’36)

1987 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Brentz Thompson (’47)
Beulah Hash (’33)

1986 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Paul A. Atkins (’49)

1985 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Catharine P. Clark (’30)

1984 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
William K. Stevens (’57)

1983 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Domenick “Mickey” Furfari (’48)

1982 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
William H. Bambrick (’42)

1981 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
James B. Moore (’35)

1980 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Charles Stafford (’49)

1979 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
James H. Porterfield (’36)

1978 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Ann Griffith (’44)

1977 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Guy H. Stewart (’48) 
Richard Ralston Sr. (’30)

1976 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Marcelle W. Farrington (’48)

1975 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Kyung-Won Lee (’53)

1974 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
James C. Millstone (’52)

1973 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Donovan H. Bond (’42)

1972 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Thomas F. Pendergast (’53)

1971 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Frank M. Kearns (’38)

1970 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Felix M. Sutton (’35)

1969 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Gilbert W. Love (’27)

1968 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Robert P. Mellace (’41)

1967 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
Max Fullerton (’25)

1966 Recipients

P.I. Reed Achievement Award:
J. Montgomery Curtis