OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU communicators win national ag awards

08/07/1998

CORVALLIS - Faculty in Oregon State University's Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications received 15 awards recently in competition sponsored by Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE), an international professional society.

A team of Extension and Experiment Station Communications staff received the ACE Outstanding Professional Skill Award in Publications for their contributions to producing "Communicate!" a communications training newsletter which won the gold award for newsletters. The team included Rick Cooper, Evie Liss, Amber Brinlee, Janine Kobel, Steve Dodrill, Andy Duncan, Tom Gentle, Rick Hansen, Lynn Ketchum, Ken Kingsley, Joe Marks, Bob Rost, Carol Savonen, Tom Weeks, and Teresa Welch. Norm Elwood, Extension Service forest management and economics specialist in the OSU College of Forestry, was also recognized for his contributions to this project.

Lynn Ketchum received an Outstanding Professional Skill Award in Photography. His photographs received a gold, silver and two bronze awards in various competition categories.

Other gold award winners from OSU included: One-to-Three Color Print Illustration, Weeks; Computer Illustration-Integrated Graphics, Weeks; Four-Color Periodicals, Duncan, Gentle, Ketchum, Rost, Savonen and Weeks; Best Use of Communications Technology, a national team of communicators including Kingsley and Liss from OSU.

Silver award winners included: Writing for Newspapers, Gentle; and Television Public Service Announcement, Ketchum. Bronze award winners included: Promotional Campaign for an Organization, a national team of communicators including Duncan from OSU; and Writing for Magazines, Ketchum.

Two Extension and Experiment Station Communications staffers will serve as officers in ACE over the next year. Kingsley, director of Extension and Experiment Station Communications, recently took office as president of ACE, and Liss, publications coordinator, assumed the duties of western region director for ACE.