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Dean Christopher Callahan presented Donald Ulrich the first-ever Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of Ulrich’s years of advocacy on behalf of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
“Over the years, many people worked hard to make the Cronkite School independent. But no one worked harder - or was more influential - than Don Ulrich,” Callahan said. “Don was one of the most vocal and most persistent supporters of the Cronkite School. His endless debating and lobbying on behalf of the Cronkite School over many years laid the groundwork for the Cronkite School’s independence.”
Ulrich received the award on Dec. 16 at the Cronkite School’s winter convocation, the school’s first convocation since President Michael Crow made the school an independent entity on July 1.
Ulrich is a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents and is a member of the Arizona State University Foundation Board of Directors.
The Cronkite School, which was named in honor of long-time CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite in 1984, is a nationally accredited school that focuses on professional journalism education on the undergraduate and master’s levels. The School has 1,900 majors and pre-majors and has finished in the Top 10 of the highly competitive Hearst intercollegiate journalism awards for the past four years.