read the 2017 call for awards!

outstanding scholar, brashers mentor, & article/book


Seth Noar, a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the 2016 Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award.


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The Health Communication Division elects several new officers during the NCA business meeting. There are three offices: Chair, Secretary, and Graduate Student Rep.

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Nancy Harrington, a Professor at the University of Kentucky, received the 2016 Brashers Distinguished Mentor in Health Communication Award.

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Join us at the nca convention

NCA members will be gathering in Philadelphia for the 102nd Annual Meeting. The association was founded in 1914 as the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking and has evolved through the leadership of many visionary individuals. Today, the association has thousands of  members from every state and all around the globe. Our members are educators, practitioners, and students of the communication arts and sciences.


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