Tina Lacock Receives 2019 Mary E. Jarrard Award

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 3, 2019) – Tina Lacock, a graduate student in the communication studies program at Bob Jones University, was the 2019 recipient of the Mary E. Jarrard Graduate Student Paper Award for Excellence in Student Scholarship presented at the Carolinas Communication Association Conference (CCAC) held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort-Hilton Head Island in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Sept. 27-28.

“We want to congratulate Tina on her award from the Carolinas Communication Association and commend her for her outstanding work,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication. “We are especially pleased that graduate students from BJU’s MA in Communication program have won this honor three of the last four years.”

Lacock’s paper, entitled “Training with Flexibility: An Exploration of Trainer-Client Relationships Through the Lens of Relational Dialectics” was presented on the graduate top papers panel.

Students from a variety of universities participated in the conference, including Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Furman University, University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and James Madison University.

The CCAC provides a forum that encourages student scholarship and honors Mary E. Jarrard, a lifelong CCAC member who was devoted to encouraging student participation at the conference. The Mary E. Jarrard Award is given each year to an outstanding undergraduate and graduate student paper.

Lacock, a resident of Greenville, received a certificate and monetary award for this accomplishment.