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Merle Klinginsmith Award for Excellence

Merle Klinginsmith taught Graphics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1966 to 1983. He had a great impact on his students. An award for excellence was created in his honor in 1984 to recognize outstanding undergraduate seniors in Communications Media and graduate students in Adult Education and Communications Technology on the basis of submitted portfolios and demonstrated academic excellence in accordance with the high standards set by Merle Klinginsmith. There were no awards given from 1987 to 1996, but the award was reinstated and awarded to the most qualified student in 1997 with the introduction of a new AECT program.

Year

Graduate Winner

1984

James Moyer, Jr.

1985

Ronald L. Mabon

1986

Stephen J. Pasierb

1997

Jennifer Koons

1998

Anna Grobler

1999

Christina Vucinich

2000

Amy L. Eger

2001

David B. Porter

2002

Sean M. Sadler

2003

Jeffrey J. Fratangeli

2004

Vanessa M. Graber

2005

Joel Rodriguez

2006

Edward D. Sigworth
Aaron C. Yorchak

2007

Michael Link

2008

Brian Scarpiniti

2009

Stephanie Keppich

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