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Drury professor and student are recognized as top female communicators

For Immediate Release: October 11

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Dr. Regina Waters
Associate Professor of Communication
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 11, 2010 — The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) recently honored Drury Communication Student Lauren Ormsby and Communication Associate Professor Regina Waters, Ph. D., with two of the organization's top awards.

Ormsby, a senior at Drury, earned the AWC's Rising Star award. Established in 1990, the Rising Star Award is given to one student member out of all AWC chapters in the nation and is the highest honor the AWC can bestow on a student member. This is the second straight year a Drury student has earned the award. Mallory Noelke was honored in 2009.

Ormsby is a double major in advertising and public relations, works in the communications office of a Springfield hospital and is an active member of Drury's Ad Team. She accomplishes all of this while maintaining a high grade point average.

Waters earned the AWC's Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. Besides teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Drury's communication department, she also provides leadership for Drury's AWC student chapter (Drury Communication Networks).  Waters' nomination mentioned her willingness to review student resumes and connect students to internships and employment as two of the qualities that stood out.  She has served as the chapter advisor since 1996 and currently serves as program chair for the Springfield AWC professional chapter.  

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