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Department of Radio/Television/Film 2021

Departmental Excellence Award for Undergraduate Students

Awarded to recognize undergraduates who have produced exceptional work in the areas of production and scholarly writing

  • Arshad Baruti
  • Kalpita Chakote
  • Grace Frome
  • Tanya Herrmann
  • Nate Jayaram
  • Jerry Lee
  • Orly Lewittes
  • Adala Makhulo
  • Ahlaam Moledina
  • Liza Salvi
  • Shelby Schultz
  • Sierra Thoulouis

Chuck Kleinhans Essay Prize

Awarded to an outstanding work of undergraduate film scholarship, this prize was established to honor and perpetuate Chuck Kleinhans, film scholar, artist, activist, and radical iconoclast, and Associate Professor Emeritus of the department of Radio-Televison-Film at Northwestern University, in which he served for nearly thirty years.

  • Hap Conover
    What Makes a Successful Biopic
  • Emma Steinberg
    Big Little Lies

Joann Torretta Award

Established in honor of Joann Torretta, a member of the School of Communication class of 1953, to fund student productions

  • Ariella Khan

WNUR Willis L. Butler Leadership Award

Presented to a student who has shown strong leadership in furthering WNUR; sponsored by the WNUR alumni organization

  • Hannah Barton
  • Layton Guyton