Anita Taylor Receives Top Honor
Posted: December 15, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Anita Taylor, Communication, was awarded the Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) annual meeting in November. The highest honor bestowed by the association, this award is presented annually to an NCA member who has given outstanding cumulative service in research, teaching, and/or service to both NCA and the profession.
Taylor has been active in the discipline of communication for more than forty years and has served the NCA in many leadership roles, including that of president. The award was presented with this observation, “[Taylor] is a diplomat when she needs to be and a fighter when it is appropriate. She knows more about the workings of NCA, both the politics and the administration, than anyone else. Awards for service should be about excellence of achievement in service, and Anita Taylor is a model of effective service.”