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Professor Emeritus Larry Schnoor Receives National Award

National Communication Association named Schnoor recipient of the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-4-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Professor Emeritus Larry Schnoor of the Department of Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is the 2014 recipient of the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from the National Communication Association.

Given annually, the award recognizes those qualities epitomized by professor Kibler's professional and personal life including dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.

“The communication discipline has a long tradition of exceptional scholarship and teaching,” said Nancy Kidd, executive director of the National Communication Association. “We’re proud to recognize Dr. Schnoor’s contributions with this well-deserved award.”

Schnoor will be presented with his award during the National Communication Association’s 100th annual convention, which will be held Nov. 21-23 in Chicago.

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The National Communication Association serves the scholars, teachers and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching.

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Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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