For a continuing junior or senior Mass Communication – Public Relations major with a demonstrated interest in diversity and an appreciation for differences shown in completed coursework in cultural diversity courses; demonstrated excellence in public speaking, shown in CJ 202 grades, member of the Forensics team, etc.; successful completion of at least one internship; and total GPA of 3.34 or higher at time of nomination. A recipient is selected by the faculty of the Department of Communication and Journalism.
Dr. Joseph Giordano, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism and Honorary Blugold Alumni joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1989 and taught courses in public relations and speech until his death in 2001. He was an active researcher on public relations, communication and organizational culture, organizational identification, and communication and technology.