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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
May 9, 2005
Volume 40, Number 10


Advancement staff win 11 communication awards

UNM Advancement staff won three first place awards and a total of eleven awards in the New Mexico Press Women 2005 Communication Contest. Winners were announced in April at an awards banquet in Albuquerque.

This year’s contest included categories such as writing, editing, photography, advertising, public relations and books.

Alumni Relations, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications and Marketing staff entered in several categories.

A first place award was presented to the team of Steve Carr, Greg Johnston, John Sumrow and Karen Wentworth for producing the UNM Today Web site. Johnston also received first place for a campaign or project designed to improve an organization’s relationship with key publics. The project involved publicity for two UNM students who were given roles in a national cable TV program, “Mummy Autopsy.”

Carolyn Gonzales took first place for a feature story in a specialized publication. Gonzales wrote about preservation of Apache language for Campus News.

UNM’s first place winners now advance to the national awards competition.

Laurie Mellas Ramirez, editor of Campus News and Mary Conrad, editor of Mirage magazine also received awards.
UNM tied for second place with New Mexico State University for overall awards received by an institution. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper was first.

New Mexico Press Women is open to both men and women and has established chapters around the state.