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Candice Thomas-Maddox
May 13, 2013 : Thomas-Maddox Honored at Eastern Communication Association Convention

She will be keynote speaker at Athena conference in Pickerington May 17

- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

Lancaster – Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Communication Studies Professor Candice Thomas-Maddox recently received the 2013 Eastern Communication Association Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Thomas-Maddox was recognized with the award at the 104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention in Pittsburgh last month.


"I was truly honored to receive this award," said Thomas-Maddox.  "ECA is the oldest professional communication association, and through my work with the organization I've had the opportunity to work with some of the most published scholars and most outstanding faculty in our discipline."  


The organization's executive council selects the award recipient. The council looks for someone who has ongoing service to the association and communication discipline.


Thomas-Maddox served as the organization's executive director from 2000-2005. She later served as president of the organization in 2010 and planned the 100th annual convention, which was held in Philadelphia.


In addition to receiving the award, Thomas-Maddox also presented at the convention. She gave presentations titled, "Re-Imagining Instructional Communication in the 21st Century: Managing the Confluence of Pedagogical, Technological, and Ethical Issues," and "The Confluence of Traditional and Professional Approaches to Communication: Profiling Programs that Combine the Best of Both."


Thomas-Maddox will be the keynote speaker at this year's Athena conference at the Ohio University Pickerington Center May 17. The conference is put on by the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce. Thomas-Maddox won the Athena Award last year. Her keynote address is called "Finding Balance." Other speakers throughout the day will build and expand upon the three key points in Thomas-Maddox's speech.


You can register for "A Day of Athena Leadership Development" by going to