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Moore honored for service to Pi Kappa Delta

BOONE—Dr. Nina-Jo Moore, associate dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts and professor of communication studies, received the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) Golden Gavel Award at the organization’s 2009 National Tournament and Convention held March 18-21 in Shreveport, La.

The Golden Gavel Award is given by the past presidents of PKD to recognize a person who has made a significant contribution to the organization in a capacity other than president.

Moore has completed two, four-year terms as editor of PKD’s professional journal The Forensic and its newsletter “The Key.” She also facilitated the development and maintenance of a PKD Web page, and served as nomination committee chairperson for six years. Prior to becoming editor, Moore was a tabulation room staff member at the National Convention and Tournament for 14 years.

“This year we chose to recognize Nina-Jo Moore as she leaves her position as editor,” said Sandra L. Alspach of Ferris State University and PKD awards coordinator.

“Nina-Jo has shown her commitment to the continued success of Pi Kappa Delta throughout her career, from coach of her own student competitors to editor,” Alspach said. “We were pleased to have this opportunity to recognize her contributions in a fitting and public way.  We look forward to continuing our ‘family connection’ with Nina-Jo as she serves with me as co-chair of the communication committee for our centennial celebration in 2013.”

Pi Kappa Delta consists of educators, students and alumni committed to encouraging the education of articulate citizens through a three-part focus: the commitment to and promotion of ethical, humane and inclusive communication and educational practices; the commitment to and promotion of professional development of forensics educators; and the commitment to and promotion of comprehensive forensics programming.