J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication Award Recipients
Communicator of the Year Award
CHUCK O'NEIL, SP '74
Fast-paced and hilarious: That describes the average work day for Chuck, director of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. For more than a decade, Chuck has directed Comedy Central’s award-winning satirical news show.
DANIEL N. PATRINOS, JOUR '58
Over the decades, Dan’s journalism made an indelible stamp in the Milwaukee community, from his days as a cub reporter to his role as the first editor of JSOnline, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website.
Professional Achievement Award
JAMES R. KEPPLER, SP '79, and
DEBORAH SCHAEFER KEPPLER, JOUR '80
As the founders of Keppler Speakers, one of the nation’s largest speakers bureaus, Jim and Debbie understand the power of a good story.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
ANGELO R. TROZZOLO, COMM '97
Kansas City, Mo.
Angelo has helped transform his family’s business, Trozzolo Communications Group, from a small company with a handful of staff to a bustling marketing firm with 50 employees.
James T. Tiedge Memorial Award
LAURIE A. SCHEER, SP '78
Throughout her career in television, and then as a writing teacher, author and consultant, Laurie has been a creative midwife, helping countless others bring their stories into the world.