The Communication Studies department is proud to recognize Alex Morales for his hard work and service to the department with the Jerold L. Hale Award. Dr. Hale served as the 5th head of the Communication Department and has exemplified the value of service to the discipline and to the universities where he has served. The Department created the award in his honor in 2009. Alex went above and beyond during the recruitment of admitted graduate students, focusing his time and energy towards meeting with potential students, organizing schedules and recruiting volunteers for the event. In speaking with Alex, he is sure to mention the teamwork and combined effort of the event. We feel it is especially important to recognize his integral role in rallying the team, given his humble attitude. Faculty describe Alex as an ideal ambassador for our graduate program. We appreciate all of Alex's accomplishments, and are pleased to honor him as a fitting recipient of the Jerold L. Hale Graduate Student Service Award.