University of Delaware honors Begleiter's contributions to journalism, higher education
NOVEMBER 18, 2016 -- Editor's note: Please visit the CPC's album to view photos from the event.
The University of Delaware celebrated the accomplishments of the Center for Political Communication's Founding Director, Ralph Begleiter, at his retirement party last November. University leadership, Delaware dignitaries, corporate leaders, and members of the UD community gathered to honor Ralph's extraordinary contributions over the course of two careers spanning 46 years, first in journalism and later in higher education.
Watson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, lauded Ralph’s accomplishments
and spoke of his endless fount of inspiring ideas. He recognized Ralph with a Lifetime Service Award
and presented him with a "Map of 100 Countries" to acknowledge his world
travels as CNN's most widely traveled reporter. As a professor, he traveled with University students to Cuba, South America, Turkey, the United Arab
Emirates, and Antarctica.
Ralph joined the University of Delaware as a professor of communication in 1999, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in broadcast
journalism. He established the University of
Delaware's Center for Political Communication in 2010. He received the University of Delaware’s “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2015,
and the College of Arts & Sciences teaching award in 2009. He was
twice nominated by the University of Delaware for the Carnegie
Foundation’s U.S. Professors of the Year national award.