J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication Award Recipients
Journalism By-Line Award
GREG KOT, JOUR '78
Want to know what you should be listening to? Greg’s your guy. He is a longtime music critic at The Chicago Tribune and co-host of the national rock talk show Sound Opinions.
Professional Achievement Award
TIMOTHY P. DODGE, JOUR '81
Tim has helped shape Hanson Dodge Creative into one of Milwaukee’s leading technology-driven agencies, first as the company’s president and now as its chief innovation officer.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
DANIEL M. PUDI, COMM '01
The goofball who once hammed it up on the stage of the Helfaer Theatre and Jumbotron at Marquette basketball games now leads a successful acting career in Los Angeles, where he is one of the stars of the NBC sitcom Community.
James T. Tiedge Memorial Award
ELLEN NOWAK BELK, COMM '91
Fort Mills, S.C.
The determination that landed Ellen a full-ride basketball scholarship also helped launch her successful career in sports talk radio, her transition into a new career in the senior living industry and her latest role as an entrepreneur.