Alumna Meg Tully (’11) won the Ball State Excellence in Teaching Award (Master’s Level). This university-wide award is highly competitive and is based on faculty nominations, student evaluations and the completion of a teaching portfolio. She was also nominated for the Central States Communication Association Cooper Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, the results of which will be announced in April. Meg is a 2011 graduate of the Communication Studies Department and daughter of Sue Trout, an assistant professor of English at Belmont. Meg is a Master’s student in Ball State University’s Communication Studies program, where she teaches the introductory public speaking course and mentors new teaching assistants. In addition to being recognized for her excellence in graduate teaching, Meg was also recently commended for her scholarship. She received two top paper awards at the National Communication Association’s annual meeting this past fall. Meg will graduate in May and plans to continue graduate study and pursue a Ph.D. in Communication Studies.