Island University Professor, Alumnae Win Three Awards at Texas Speech Communication Association Conference

Published: October 21, 2015

Island University Professor, Alumnae Win Three Awards at Texas Speech Communication Association Conference

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Michelle Maresh-Fuehrer, Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was named University Educator of the Year for 2015-2016 by the Texas Speech Communication Association (TSCA) during its annual conference held October 1-3 in Dallas, Texas.

Maresh-Fuehrer, who also serves as Internship Coordinator for the Department of Communication and Media, is an alumnus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Journalism from the Island University in 2004. She later received her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University in 2006; and her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009.

Two other A&M-Corpus Christi alumni were also honored at the conference.

  • Mendy Meurer, Instructor of Speech at Del Mar College, was named Community College Educator of the Year. She received her Master of Arts in Communication from the Island University in 2010.
  • Amy Tilton Jones, Associate Professor of Speech at Del Mar College, was named President of TSCA. Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from A&M-Corpus Christi in 1996.        

To be considered for Educator of the Year awards, nominees had to have been an active member of TSCA for the past five years, have significant service to TSCA, and show a high level of excellence in teaching as evidenced by students and supervisors.

TSCA is the largest state professional communication association in the nation. Composed of communication educators, students, and consultants, all levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association.