Specht, Rumble Win National Communication Award

Annie Specht

Two Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) faculty members earned top honors at the recent Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Annie Specht, assistant professor of agricultural communication, received the Award of Excellence in Teaching from ACE, an international association of communicators, educators, and information technologists. The organization offers professional development and networking for individuals who extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and life and human sciences.

Joy Rumble, new assistant professor of agricultural communication with Ohio State ATI at the Wooster Campus, has earned the Award of Excellence in Research from ACE.
"Although Dr. Rumble does not officially begin with Ohio State until August 15 and technically received this award under the University of Florida banner, we get the honor of keeping Dr. Rumble and her skills that contributed to her winning that award," said ACEL Chair Tracy Kitchel in an email to faculty, staff, and students.