Half a dozen Texas Tech University System projects were recognized at an annual education convention in Austin last week.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV, which represents universities and schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, awards hundreds of projects from dozens of schools throughout all five states. The recognition is an acknowledgement of the efforts of many people, said Chris Cook, managing director of the Texas Tech Office of Communications & Marketing.
“These recognitions are an example of the many talented people working on behalf of the university to tell its stories,” Cook said. “One of the many aspects that make my job enjoyable is having a talented staff of individuals who are dedicated to not only their craft, but also to the university community.”
From the Texas Tech Office of Communications & Marketing, three writers earned accolades.
- John Davis, who now is with the Office of the Vice President for Research, earned a silver accolade in news writing for his story “Researchers: Blood-Sucking Eyeworm Culprit to Quail Decline,” published Aug. 14.
- Heidi Toth received a bronze accolade in medical and scientific news writing for the Oct. 27 story “Nutritional Sciences Researcher Looking for New Ways to Treat Cancer.”
- George Watson earned an honorable mention in the news writing category for his Sept. 4 story “What is the Economic Impact of Oil, Gas in Permian Basin?”
The Texas Tech Alumni Association's (TTAA) Office of Communication, Membership & Marketing was recognized for two projects.
- TTAA membership coordinator Laura Bixler and the Student Alumni Board received a bronze accolade in student programs for a senior decal drive-thru.
- Designer Kristy Melcher, assistant professor Lisa Low, director of affinity merchandise Mandy Wiley and associate vice president Brent Ross earned a silver accolade in design for the official class ring ceremony program.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Office of Alumni Relations won a bronze accolade for its summer 2014 edition of Pulse. Senior editor Kara Bishop, coordinator Laura Ray and development director Danette Baker worked on the project.