June 27, 2012
The Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) honored Dennis Harp, long-time Texas Tech faculty member, as the 2012 Educator of the Year and Bill Moll, president and CEO of KLRN-TV in San Antonio, as the 2012 Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year for his broadcast career and commitment to community service.
TAB awards the Educator of the Year award to individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of the broadcast industry in Texas and whose personal and professional conduct sets a standard of excellence to be emulated.
“I am honored to have received the Educator of the Year Award, and pleased to be recognized for more than 40 years of media instructional service and teaching, most of which took place at Texas Tech,” Harp said.
During Harp’s 35-year career at Texas Tech College of Mass Communications, he served as director of telecommunications (1973-1992), associate director (1993-2003), and, until his retirement in 2008, as professor of electronic media and associate dean of faculty (2004-2008). In 2009, Harp was inducted into the College of Mass Communications Hall of Fame.
TAB awards the Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year to individuals with more than 25 years in broadcasting, extensive public service, significant industry advances and active participation in TAB.
Moll is currently a member of the Texas Tech College of Mass Communication’s National Advisory Board. He also served as president/GM of KENS-TV San Antonio, president/CEO of The Television Bureau of Advertising, president/GM of WNBC-TV New York and chairman of Clear Channel Television.
College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech offers undergraduate degrees in various communications-related disciplines including:
The College also offers graduate degrees in communications to prepare students for careers in the communications industry, communications research and academia.Twitter