By Karen Flowers
Monica Hill, director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA), will receive the Scholastic Journalism Division’s David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year Award during the SJD’s business meeting at the AEJMC convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9.
Hill is a national leader in journalism education. She has contributed as either chair, board member, committee member or judge to the work of every national scholastic journalism organization.
“Colleagues from across the country seek Monica’s input and engagement for the unique attributes she brings to their organizations: level-headedness, an unflagging work ethic, Southern-style diplomacy, and an intimate knowledge of the issues facing journalism students and advisers,” said Peter Bobkowski, assistant professor at the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism who worked as Hill’s graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006. “Monica may not say much during board and committee meetings but when she does speak, people listen.” (more…)