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Past Emerging Voice Award Recipients

2013 Emerging Voice Recipients

Kendra Bracken-FergusonKendra Bracken-Ferguson
BA 2002, Brian Lamb School of Communication

Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer, Digital Brand Architects
New York, NY 

Eric SiebenalerEric Siebenaler
BA 2002, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Design Manager, Hasbro, Inc.
Providence, RI


2012 Emerging Voice Recipients

Julie O'NeilJulie O'Neil
BA 1994, School of Languages and Cultures

Team Leader of Sport Performance
United States Olympic Committee


Heather PenneyHeather Penney
BA 1995, English
MA 1997, American Studies

Director of U.S. Air Force Superiority Programs
Lockhead Martom Aeronautics



KoulA SoKoula Sophianou
BA 1995, Brian Lamb School of Communication
MA 1997, School of Languages and Cultures

Consul General
Republic of Cyprus



2011 Emerging Voice Recipients

Dancer Brad Dancer
 BA 1995, Communication, Purdue University
 MBA 2007, University of Maryland

 Senior Vice President, Research & Digital Media, National Geographic Channel
 Washington, DC 


Martin Delita Martin
MFA 2009, Creative Arts, Purdue University
BFA 2002, Drawing, Texas Southern University
 Owner/Master Printer, Black Box Press
 Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas-Little Rock

 Little Rock, Arkansas


Ping Jennifer Ping
 BA 1995, History, Purdue University

 Principal, Bose Public Affairs Group, LLC
 Principal, Bose Government Strategies, LLC
 Indianapolis, IN 




2010 Emerging Voice Award Recipients



Stephen Caliendo
BA 1993, English & Political Science, Clarion University
MA 1995; PhD 1998, Political Science, Purdue
Professor of Political Science, North Central College
Naperville, IL




Kenya Davis-Hayes
BA, American History (1998), Campbell University
M.Ed, Social Studies Education (2000), Campbell University
PhD, American Studies (2005), Purdue University
Assistant Professor of American History, California Baptist University
Riverside, CA




Gerritt VanderMeer
BA, German (1996), Purdue University
BS, Engineering (1996), Purdue University
BA, Theatre (1997), Purdue University
MA, Acting (2000), UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television

Professional Actor



2009 Emerging Voice Award Recipients

Christian F. Hempelmann

Christian F. Hempelmann
PhD, 2003, Linguistics
Director, Ontological Semantics, RiverGlass, Inc. 
Champaign, IL


Paul Kei  MatsudaPaul Kei  Matsuda
PhD, 2000, Rhetoric and Composition
Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University
Chandler, AZ

David E. Omholt

David E. Omholt
BS, 1992, Economics
Founder and CEO, The Entrepreneur Authority
McKinney, TX




                  2008 Emerging Voice Award Recipients

Tanasha AndersTanasha Anders
BA, 1994, English
MS, 2001, Public Administration, Baruch College/City University of NY  
Director of Special Events for REACH Media/Tom Joyner Morning Show; Dallas, TX


Jo Alice BlondinJo Alice Blondin
BA, 1993, English
MA and PhD, 1998, English, Arizona State University
Chancellor at Arkansas Tech University, Ozark Campus; Ozark, AR



Ron CarpinellaRon Carpinella
BA, 1991, History
MBA, 2005, Duke University
Director of Sales for VEHO Networks, Inc; Atlanta, GA

2007 Emerging Voice Award  Recipients 


BA, 2001, Law and Society
MSW, 2004, University of Michigan                                 
Child Welfare Policy Director; Association of Community Human Service Agencies; Los Angeles, CA

BA, 1994, Colby College
MA, 1997, University of Massachusetts at Boston
PhD, 2002, History, Purdue University
Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Memphis; Memphis, TN

BA, 2001, English, Purdue University
MFA, 2003, Cornell University 
PhD program at University of Missouri-Columbia in Literature and Creative Writing; Columnia, MO

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