D. Ray Heisey (1932-2011) was Director (1983-1996) and Professor
Emeritus of Communication Studies at Kent State University.
He was a renowned intercultural communication scholar who
served as Advisor on many Chinese students¡¯ dissertation
committees. He had facilitated research collaborations between
scholars and students in the US and from the Far East, Middle
East, Europe, and North America. He loved traveling and experiencing
other cultures, having lived in or visited over 40 countries.
Dr. Heisey had taught in Chinese universities and published
a great number of research works on Chinese communication
studies with Chinese students and scholars. Dr. Heisey was
a long term ACCS member. His enthusiasm, dedication to education,
and personal and scholarly integrity continue to impact ACCS
scholars. In honor of Dr. D. Ray Heisey¡¯s contribution to
Chinese Communication Studies, the ACCS has decided to establish
a Dr. D. Ray Heisey Scholarship each year. The award amount
must be a current ACCS member
must be a second-year, or above, graduate student majoring
in the area focusing on Chinese Communication Studies, enrolled
full-time at a university.
must complete an application form and submit all required
materials* to the Committee of Dr. D. Ray Heisey Scholarship.
materials: personal statement, two recommendation letters,
current transcript, curriculum vita, and a writing sample.
FOR SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION
scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who has enrolled
in the major in second year or above for the semester in
which the scholarship is received.
above average academic record (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) verifiable
by current school transcripts.
expressed desire to enter the field of Chinese Communication
Studies in a 1-3 page typewritten statement of application.
skills and research records, and active involvement in ACCS
scholarships will be awarded for the academic year (Fall 2015-Spring
2016). The deadline for accepting applications is October
30, 2015. The online application form is at http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/accs/scholarship/application_form.htm
Scholarship Committee Members:
Zhuojun Joyce Chen, Chair (2015-2016), University of Northern
Guo-ming Chen, University of Rhode Island
Hairong Feng, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Mei Zhang, Missouri Western State University
Mei Zhong, San Diego State University