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Ag and environmental sciences staff members win six ACE awards

UGA communications, photography and design professionals were recognized with several honors at the Association for Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences Awards.

J. Faith Peppers, director of public affairs for UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, received the ACE Professional Award, the highest recognition given by the organization, for her service.

During her time with ACE, Peppers has been president and Southern Region director, served on the board of directors and several committees, presented at conferences and taken part in learning communities.

She also worked closely with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to secure a permanent seat for an ACE representative on the governing board’s communications and marketing committee.

As a member of that committee, Peppers worked with a national team to enact a Plan of Work, which brought focus to national priorities, created issues management and communications for new deans and directors, and built connections between local institutions and the national land-grant system.

In addition, Peppers, Edwin Remsberg, Kady Dulny and Rob Cooper received a gold award for a single marketing item in the marketing and media relations category. Peppers, Remsberg, Dulny, Cooper, Merritt Melancon and Josh Paine took a bronze award for best innovative use of communication technology in the information technology category.

Remsberg also received a gold award for picture story in the photography category.

In the design categories, Paine, Katie Walker and Caitlin LeMoine received a silver award in posters. And Walker, Paine, LeMoine, Angela Rowell, Carla Wood, Cindy Allen and Kathryn Schiliro took a gold award in the exhibits category.

Rowell, Todd Hurt, Marcie Simpson and Clint Thompson received a silver award for educational packages in the distance education and instructional design category.

The Critique and Awards Program, part the organization’s annual conference held recently in Memphis, gives ACE members an opportunity to receive a professional critique of their work and recognizes excellence in those categories.

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