Campus News

Grady College professor named Teacher of Year

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru-h
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru. Photo credit: Sarah Freeman

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru, a faculty member in UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the 2015 winner of the Charles E. Scripps Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

An associate professor of public relations in the advertising and public relations department, Acosta-Alzuru will be honored with a $10,000 prize Aug. 4 in cooperation with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication during the keynote session of its annual conference, held this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Acosta-Alzuru teaches public relations, graphic communication and cultural studies. She teaches both an Honors seminar in Spanish and an undergraduate course—in English—about telenovelas, culture and society.