Communicator of Achievement is NDPC’s top honor

Communicator of Achievement is the highest honor NDPC can bestow upon one of its members. The COA award is presented annually to a member of NDPC and the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) who has distinguished him or herself within and beyond his or her profession.

NDPC’s honoree advances to the national NFPW competition, where COA judging is based on professional achievement, community service, and service to NFPW and NDPC.

The COA is recognized each year at the NDPC conference and the NFPW conference.

Nominations for the 2020 COA were due in March and should be sent to 2016 COA Pam Gibb.

Nominations need not be lengthy or detailed, but should be persuasive and address award criteria. Nominees must be NFPW members. If you are not certain your nominee is an national member, you can ask the First Vice President, Membership, or the individual you plan to nominate. 

Danielle Teigen named NDPC’s Communicator of Achievement 2020

Picture of Danielle TeigenDanielle Teigen, deputy editor of

the Forum, is NDPC's 2020 communicator of achievement. 

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Sadie Rudolph named NDPC’s
Communicator of Achievement 2019

Picture of Sadie RudolphSadie Rudolph, public relations manager and strategist, FlintGroup, Fargo, is NDPC's 2019 communicator of achievement. Read more>>


Previous NDPC Communicator of Achievement recipients

  • 2003 — Cathy Langemo
  • 2002 — Jo Ann Winistorfer
  • 2001 — Jane Brandt (also named 2001 NFPW Communicator of Achievement)
  • 1999 — Janet Gallagher
  • 1998 — Linda Sailer
  • 1997 — Ellen Crawford
  • 1996 — Patricia Estes
  • 1995 — Pauline Diede
  • 1994 — Judy Baer
  • 1993 — Francie Berg
  • 1992 — Doris Greenleaf
  • 1991 — Lou Richardson
  • 1990 — Syb Gullickson
  • 1989 — Lucille Hendrickson
  • 1988 — Lois Trapp


  • 1987 — Marjorie Potter
  • 1986 — Doris Eastman
  • 1985 — Frances Wold
  • 1984 — Agnes Geelan
  • 1981 — Bea Peterson
  • 1974 — Bea Peterson
  • 1969 — Dorothy Hager
  • 1967 — Corinne Shemorry
  • 1965 — Joyce Lang
  • 1962 — Marion Piper Sullivan
  • 1961 — Edith Thompson
  • 1960 — Rosamond Lowe
  • 1959 — Ruth Fairbanks
  • 1957 — Fern Lee
  • 1956 — Fern Lee



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