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MU Department of Communication and Communication Council Proudly Present

The 2015 Monmouth Award for Communication Excellence (MACE)

to award winning film producers/directors of The Lego Movie

Chris Miller and Phil Lord

Chris Miller and Phil Lord

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pollak Theatre | Monmouth University

6 p.m. VIP Reception ($75 per person)

7:30 p.m. Award Program | Free, Registration Required

To register for VIP reception and award program, call the Office of Conference Services and Special Events at 732-571-3509, or send e-mail to

The Monmouth University Award for Communication Excellence (MACE) was created in 2004 to honor individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions in the field of communications.


  • Helen Thomas, former UPI White House Correspondent
  • Jules L. Plangere, Jr., HN ’86, MU Trustee Emeritus, former publisher of the Asbury Park Press
  • Myron Kandel, former CNN Financial Editor and Commentator
  • Jim Nantz, CBS Sports commentator
  • Brian Williams, NBC News

“The Monmouth University Communication Council is proud to join with the MU Department of Communication to present the MACE to these two young, exciting and admired film producers. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who began their film making adventure as college classmates, hold to the highest traditions of the MACE. They have achieved high levels of success in their careers, they have the respect of their peers and, most importantly, they are strong role models for MU students. It is our honor to host Mr. Miller and Mr. Lord on the Monmouth University campus.” – Jim Hickey, Chairman, MU Communication Council