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Carolina Acosta-Alzuru named Scripps Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year
A faculty member in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is the 2015 winner of the Charles E. Scripps Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru (MA ’96, PhD ’99), an associate professor of public relations in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations (AdPR), will be honored with a $10,000 prize Aug. 4 in cooperation with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) during the keynote session of its annual conference, held this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru leads a first year odyssey seminar class about telenovelas.
Acosta-Alzuru teaches public relations, graphic communication and cultural studies. She teaches both an honors seminar (in Spanish) and an undergraduate course (in English) about telenovelas, culture and society. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and recognitions including the 2010 UGA Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. She alsoreceived a Fulbright Specialist Grant to teach at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile in 2015.
Acosta-Alzuru was one of three finalists for the Charles E. Scripps Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award in 2013 and 2014, and she said she is thrilled to be this year’s winner.