Gutenberg Awards

Introduced in 1993, the Gutenberg Award recognizes distinguished professional achievements of Journalism and Mass Communication Department alumni. 

To be considered for the award, a candidate must be (at least) a 10-year alumnus/alumna of ACU. Selections are made by JMC department faculty and honorees are presented scale models of Gutenberg printing presses.

From 1982-1988, the department annually honored one outstanding JMC graduate before initiating Gutenbergs.


2016 Gutenberg Award Recipients

Save the date - Thursday, October 20, 2016

This year, the JMC department is pleased to honor the following Gutenberg Award recipients:

Jennifer England Allen ('85)
Asperger’s advocate & producer
Asperger’s 101 and
San Antonio, TX
Luke Hejl ('01)
Principle & General Manager
Social Factor
Fort Worth, TX
Alicia Phillips Pierce ('02)
Director of Communications
Texas Secretary of State
Austin, TX

For more information about the Gutenberg Celebration, email

Past Gutenberg Award Recipients


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