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Lawson Honored by TCA
October 7, 2013

A Walters State Community College instructor has been honored with a state-wide award given by his peers.

Matthew Lawson, instructor of communications, received the Tennessee Communications Association’s Horizon award at the group’s 2013 meeting. 

TCA is made up of speech communications and professional communications professors and professionals. The award recognizes an emerging leader in Tennessee communications. Recipients must have 3-5 years of members in the organization. Recipients must also demonstrate involvement, service and dedication.

“Matthew is a very dedicated teacher who goes beyond expectations to assist his students,” said Malcolm McAvoy, head of the college’s speech communications department.

“It is very rewarding to see a faculty member receive such an honor at this early stage of his career,” said Malcolm McAvoy, head of the speech communications department at the college. 

Lawson’s achievements at Walters State include developing and teaching a very popular course in broadcasting using some of the low-cost equipment now available. He teaches mass communications and speech communications. 
Lawson joined Walters State in 2011 after serving as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to that, he worked as an adjunct at the college.

In the picture: Matthew Lawson, a speech instructor at Walters State Community College, accepts the Tennessee Communications Association Horizon Award from Malcolm McAvoy, head of the college’s speech communications department. Standing behind is Carla Todaro, dean of the Division of Humanities at the college.