Photo courtesy of The Carroll News Robert Noll, a faculty member in John Carroll University’s Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
and adviser to the award-winning Carroll News
student newspaper, recently received the Barker Award for Adviser of the Year from the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). The award recognizes a lifetime of achievement and the commitment and contribution the adviser makes to an SCJ chapter. Mary Beth Earnheardt, SCJ executive director, nominated Noll for the award. “As I came to know others who worked with Bob, it became clear that he was one of our brightest stars,” she said. “The Barker Award is supposed to go to a chapter that has a strong leader and Bob has shown that he is that leader at John Carroll.” Noll has served on the JCU faculty since 1993. Before coming to Carroll, he spent many years in professional theater, TV, and film. He has won more than 34 national and international awards including nine Emmys and a silver medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, College Media Advisers for Collegiate Journalists, and Dramatist Guild. The Society of Collegiate Journalists is the nation’s oldest organization designed solely to serve college journalists. SCJ has approximately 100 active chapters nationwide and 1,200 members.