E. “Ted” Bunn Student Excellence Award Winners

Edward “Ted” Bunn 1928-2006

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Edward “Ted” Bunn was one of AURCO's most ardent supporters. He became known to most of the faculty who regularly attend the annual AURCO conferences. He presented at the conferences for over a decade, and the broad spectrum of topics covered in his presentations reflected the diversity of interests that he had pursued over his long and extraordinarily productive life.

Starting as an English instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Ted had become involved in radio as an announcer and advertising writer. He eventually became a marketing executive with major regional companies in industries ranging from meat processing to insurance.

Along the way, he developed a passion for history and an obsession with theater. For almost half a century, he performed in and directed all sorts of plays with the Encore Theater group in Lima. He proved equally adept at dramatic, comedic, and even musical roles.Edward “Ted” Bunn was one of AURCO's most ardent supporters. He became known to most of the faculty who regularly attend the annual AURCO conferences. He presented at the conferences for over a decade, and the broad spectrum of topics covered in his presentations reflected the diversity of interests that he had pursued over his long and extraordinarily productive life.

Starting as an English instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Ted had become involved in radio as an announcer and advertising writer. He eventually became a marketing executive with major regional companies in industries ranging from meat processing to insurance. Along the way, he developed a passion for history and an obsession with theater. For almost half a century, he performed in and directed all sorts of plays with the Encore Theater group in Lima. He proved equally adept at dramatic, comedic, and even musical roles.

For almost two decades, Ted taught communication, economics, and marketing courses at Wright State University’s Lake Campus. As at AURCO, most people at the Lake Campus got to know Ted because he had a habit of introducing himself to just about everyone and had an unflagging curiosity about other people’s interests. A great talker, he was also a great listener. His laugh was every bit as distinctive as his voice.

But, Ted should be remembered most for his great enthusiasm for teaching and his tremendous pride in any student’s success. He was one of the first faculty members to regularly include students as co-presenters at AURCO. (And he very quietly covered those students’ expenses out of his own pocket.) He would be very proud to know that the AURCO student awards have been named for him.

Year Name Campus Type
2016 Kyle Barron KSU East Liverpool Paper
2016 Heidi Rowles, Francis Ahenkan, Amanda Janzen UC Clermont Poster
2015 Amy R. Kelly KSU Stark Paper
2015 Scott Teffner KSU Trumbull Poster
2014 Autin Mabe & Raheem Washington OSU Mansfield Paper
2014 Trevor Reed, Bryce Hina, Shadi Abu-Baker, Phil Garber UC Clermont Poster
2013 Stacy Shindler & Melissa Weller OU Lancaster Paper
2013 Mark Wright & John Wright OU Lancaster Poster
2012 Melissa Howard & Rachel Piening UC Clermont Poster
2011 Laura Roediger WSU Lake Paper
2011 Alisa M. Racic UC Clermont Poster
2010 Evelyn Williams KSU Stark Paper
2010 Amy Boetticher & David Stroman BGSU Firelands Poster
2009 Daniel Carper UC Raymond Walters Paper
2008 Michael S. McCullough Akron Wayne Paper
2008 Wayne Kinney UC Raymond Walters Paper
2007 Jacob Smith BGSU Firelands Paper
2007 Jennifer Betz KSU Stark Paper
2007 Susan Yocum WSU Lake Paper
2007 R. Miltner, A. Rihn, Y. Williamson KSU Stark Paper
2006 Angela York WSU Lake Paper
2005* Desiree Hoffman KSU Stark Paper
2005* Jun Yan & Andy Jackson UC Clermont Paper
2004* Julie Ann Hoffman KSU Stark Paper

* Students included in the AURCO Journal prior to the inception of the E. “Ted” Bunn Student Excellence Award.