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UGA receives seven regional awards for communications work

UGA receives seven regional awards for communications work

UGA received seven awards in the 2010 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III awards competition—four Awards of Excellence and three Special Merit Awards. The winners were announced last month at the CASE regional conference in Tampa, Fla.

Tami Gardner, an alumni officer in the UGA Alumni Association, received an Award of Excellence in the constituency organization programs category for the university’s “Dawgs Feeding Dogs Campaign,” an annual chapter community service project to collect and donate pet food to no-kill shelters. Drawing on the university community’s love for its mascot, Uga, the campaign has collected 51,000 pounds of dog food nationwide in the past four years.

The staff of ugaresearch magazine, under the editorship of Helen Fosgate, earned an Award of Excellence in the “other magazine” category for all 2009 issues. The staff includes Laurie Anderson (writer and manager of circulation and media shelf), Lindsay Robinson (graphic designer), Steve Marcus (contributing editor), Alison Huff (director of publications in Public Affairs) and UGA photographers.

The UGA Graduate School Magazine earned an Award of Excellence in the alumni magazines II category for its summer 2009 issue. The publication is staffed by Cindy Adams (editor), Julie Sanders (art director) and Nancy Evelyn (photo editor).

Mary Andrews, a senior graphic designer in the university’s Public Affairs Office, earned an Award of ­Excellence in the improvement in design category for her Parents and Families Fall Weekend brochure. Andrews also received a Special Merit Award in the category for low-budget publications for “UGA225 Historical Timeline,” designed to commemorate the 225th anniversary of UGA’s founding.

Sam Fahmy, a science reporter in Public Affairs, received a Special Merit Award in the news and feature writing category for “The Art and Science of Aging Gracefully,” the cover story for the spring 2009 issue of ugaresearch magazine.

And in the films and videotape category, Geof Gilland, a videographer and multimedia producer in Public Affairs’ broadcast, video and photographic services unit, received a Special Merit Award for a feature he produced on the 2009 Josiah Meigs Professorships.