WCA Announces Winners of Scholarly Awards at 2015 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal  

Seventeen scholars won top prizes at the WCA 2015 Biennial Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, including Myung-Seok Park Distinguished Service Award, Pearson and Nelson Competitive (Travel) Scholarship Awards, Family of Myung-Seok Park Financial Awards for Outstanding Scholarship.

Following is the list of awardees:

Myung-Seok Park Distinguished Service Award for 2015
Dr. Judy C. Pearson, North Dakota University, USA

Pearson and Nelson Competitive (Travel) Scholarship Awards
Dr. Ponmalar N. Alagappar, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Adamu M. Hamid, The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria
Dr. Yingli Zhou China University of Mining and Technology Beijing, China

Family of Myung-Seok Park Financial Awards for Outstanding Scholarship

Best Quantitative
"An Analysis of Intercultural Research from 1999-2012"
Dr. Clark Callahan, Dr. Kathryn Burnett, Dr. Emma Nordquist

Brigham Young University, USA

Best Qualitative
"Eastern Communication in Treatment of Cancer Patients: Application of Buddhism’s and Zhuangzi’s Metaphors in Health Communication"
Ms. Bo Young Kang, Dr. Jeong Tak Kim,
SungKyunKwan University, Korea;
Dr. Seong Choul Hong, Kyunggi University, Korea

Best Praxis
"Dialogue as a Space of Relationship between, across and beyond Cultures and Disciplines: Academic Teaching Experiences in Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Communication"
Dr. Maria Flora Mangano,
St. Peter’s Philosophical-Theological Institute of Viterbo, Italy

Best Overall Paper
"Eastern Communication in Treatment of Cancer Patients:
Application of Buddhism’s and Zhuangzi’s Metaphors in Health Communication"

Ms. Bo Young Kang, Dr. Jeong Tak Kim,
SungKyunKwan University, Korea;
Dr. Seong Choul Hong, Kyunggi University, Korea

Best Student Conference Presentation
Ms. Breanna Brody, California State University Northridge, USA
Mr. Dong-Hun Kim (honorable mention), Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Best Non-native English Conference Presentation
Dr. Abdul Latiff Ahmad, SungKyunKwan University, Korea;
Dr. Deddy Mulyana (honorable mention), Padjadjaran University, Indonesia

Best Overall Conference Presentation
Dr. Darlene Drummond, Dartmouth College;
Dr. Olga Idriss Davis, Arizona State University, USA
and Dr. Sharoni Little (honorable mentions), University of Southern California, USA

Special Encouragement Awards
Mr. Jared Savage and Mr. Jaren Savage, The Buckley School, USA

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