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— by on May 10th, 2010

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs (C&PA), which brings you this website, the alumni magazines, programs for Alumni Weekend and other pieces you have seen and used, is going to brag about itself and its colleagues a bit.

If you attended Parents Weekend last fall, you had a useful booklet in your packet. The Printing Industries of Virginia recently deemed that booklet worthy of an Award of Excellence for printing and graphics. Denise Watts, a graphic designer in C&PA, created it in partnership with Nellie Rice, executive assistant in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

The same organization gave another Award of Excellence for a brochure that attendees to the 2009 25th Law Reunion found helpful. Mary Woodson, assistant director of C&PA and head of its publications area, designed the brochure, working closely with Elizabeth Branner and Sarah Hughes, director and assistant director, respectively, of Law School Advancement.

And the 2007-08 Annual Report, which alumni received with the Winter 2009 issue of the alumni magazine, won recognition on April 23 from Virginia Press Women—first place for general reports. It will go on to compete in the National Federation of Press Women’s contest. The CP&A members who produced the report were Billy Chase, graphic designer; Julie Cline, office manager and writer; Louise Uffelman, managing editor of the undergrad alumni magazine and editor of the law alumni magazine; Patrick Hinely ’73 and Kevin Remington, University photographers; Julie Campbell, editor of the alumni magazine and associate director of the office; and student MaKenzie Hatfield ’12, who works in the department.

If you’re interested in learning more about what the Office of Communications and Public Affairs does, see http://www.wlu.edu/x29089.xml.