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O'Connell Awards

O'Connell Awards

Each year the Department of Communication honors students for achievements and academic ability at the annual O’Connell Awards.

The categories of awards include:

  • Dean’s Award: High Grades & Outstanding Leadership/Service to Dept or College
  • Outstanding Majors: High Grades & Outstanding Leadership/Service to NIU/Community
  • Forensics Awards: High Grades and Outstanding Leadership/Service in Forensics
  • Scholarly Achievement Awards: For Outstanding Classroom Performance
  • Service Awards: Significant Contributions to the Department, University, or Community
  • Research Awards: Evidence of Innovative Independent or Collaborative Research
  • Creative Achievement Awards: Innovative Independent or Collaborative Creative Work

We don’t want to overlook your achievements and contributions to the department, university and community. Be sure to check your official NIU email account during the month of February to learn about nomination information!