Kelly Taylor with her Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award
Taylor garners national Distinguished Service Award for dedication to student media
Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association’s Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years.
The award is named for the late Reid H. Montgomery of South Carolina, an influential member of the College Media Association, and honors an institution or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to collegiate media or student media advising.
Taylor has long been a champion of student media. Before coming to BGSU, she taught high school journalism and advised award-winning high school publications for nearly 10 years. She is still active on the board of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, which serves high school publications, teaches journalism workshops and judges regional publication and design competitions.
At BGSU, she has worked assiduously in behalf of media and communication students, according to Robert Bortel, director of student media, who nominated her for the award.