Colorado State’s University Relations Department Honored with National Publications Awards

Colorado State University’s Department of University Relations was recently recognized with several national awards for publication excellence.

The 2004 Awards for Publications Excellence were given to Mark Minor in the category of Magazines and Journals for Alumni Magazine; Paul Miller won two awards in the category of Feature Series Writing for Diversity at Colorado State University and in the category of Most Improved Newsletter for Comment; and Debby Weitzel, Cathay Zipp and Bill Cotton in the category of Calendars, Posters and Certificates for Colorado State Cooperative Extension 2004 Gardener’s Calendar.

The calendar is a collaboration with the Boulder and Fort Collins farmer’s markets, the Fort Collins Junior League, Planttalk and the Colorado Plant Select program. The 2004 Gardener’s Calendar also won a silver award in the Publication Management Magnum Opus Awards of 2004.

Colorado State was honored with such organizations and corporations as Kraft Foods North America, American Bar Association, American Diabetes Association, Costco, Princeton University School of Engineering, the California Restaurant Association and the American Red Cross.

APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. The awards are given by the national professional public relations and marketing group, Communications Concepts.

"While we are certainly pleased with the national recognition these awards present, we’re even more pleased with the broad range of areas in which our staff excel," said Tom Milligan, assistant vice president of university relations at Colorado State University.

Colorado State’s Department of University Relations also was honored with 2004 APEX awards in the categories of Public Relations and Information Campaigns for the university’s BSE response campaign and Individual Web Pages and Sections for customized Web pages for prospective students.