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Vanderbilt publications win top awards in CASE competition

by Feb. 27, 2014, 10:39 AM

Two publications produced by Vanderbilt University News and Communications have received top awards in the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) District III competition.

Vanderbilt Magazine won the Grand Award in the Magazine II category, beating out Duke Magazine and Wake Forest Magazine, which each received the Award of Excellence, and Emory Health and UGA Graduate School Magazine, which received Special Merit Awards.

Vanderbilt Magazine also picked up an Award of Excellence in the Magazine/Tabloid Improvement II category. GayNelle Doll serves as editor, Phillip Tucker serves as associate editor and production manager, Seth Robertson serves as assistant editor and online content manager, and Bonnie Ertelt serves as Class Notes and arts and culture editor. Vanderbilt Creative Services’ Donna Pritchett serves as art director and designer, and Daniel Dubois is director of photography. The publication is sent quarterly to an audience of 115,000, most of whom are Vanderbilt alumni. The magazine team works closely with Vanderbilt’s Development and Alumni Relations division to produce each issue.

MyVU won the Grand Award in the Tabloid category, topping The University of Virginia Magazine E-Newsletter, which received the Award of Excellence, and Rollins College’s Rollins360, which received the Special Merit Award. Kara Furlong serves as editor of MyVU, and Jan Read serves as senior director of editorial and planning. Creative Services’ Deborah Brewington is senior designer, and Daniel Dubois is director of photography.

MyVU is a publication for the university and medical center community targeting faculty and staff. The printed publication has online companions in a regularly updated website and biweekly electronic newsletter, both also called MyVU. The MyVU team partners closely with Vanderbilt Human Resources to communicate timely information to faculty and staff that they might find useful for navigating their work lives.

See the complete list of CASE District III award winners.

“Vanderbilt is rich with amazing stories about our faculty, staff, students and alumni, and we are honored to tell those stories daily through our various communication platforms,” said Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs. “I congratulate our team of professionals on this well-earned recognition of their outstanding work.”

Awards were handed out at the CASE District III 2014 Conference Feb. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.

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