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College of Mount Saint Vincent Assistant Professor Michelle Scollo Receives the National Communication Association Outstanding Publication Award for Language and Social Interaction Scholarship in Orlando, Florida
11/27/2012 - Riverdale, N.Y. – Dr. Michelle Scollo, Assistant Professor of Communication at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, received the National Communication Association (NCA) Outstanding Publication Award for Language and Social Interaction Scholarship on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Scollo received the award for an article she published last year, “Cultural Approaches to Discourse Analysis: A theoretical and methodological conversation with special focus on Donal Carbaugh's Cultural Discourse Theory” in the Journal of Multicultural Discourses.

NCA is the largest professional communication organization in the world. Recipients of the Outstanding Publication Award have been established in their respective field for a decade or more. It is noteworthy that Dr. Scollo has earned this award only five years after her doctoral degree was conferred.

“Dr. Michelle Scollo's award for her article is well-deserved,” says Dr. Vincent Fitzgerald, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication. “This award is extremely prestigious and competitive, and the fact that it went to a faculty member at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is indicative of the outstanding work being done in the Communication Department by faculty and students alike. Dr. Scollo deserves an enormous amount of credit for this outstanding achievement."

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

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