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Three communicators win awards

Three NDSU communication professionals earned recognition in the 2016 North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) communications contest.

The three are:

Becky Koch, director, Agriculture Communication

·      First and second in magapapers/tabloids for the Ag Mag magazine about agriculture for North Dakota’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

·      Honorable mention in website edited or managed by the entrant for her work on the Agriculture Communication website

Carol Renner, communication specialist, dean’s office, College of Health Professions

·      First in single news or feature release for an article about biological sciences research on circadian rhythms that control internal body clocks

·      Second in audiovisuals for a video that provides information to students on how to share research results with the public in a nontechnical manner to increase the visibility of research conducted at NDSU 

Ellen Crawford, information specialist, Agriculture Communication

·      First in specialty articles (agriculture, agribusiness or aquaculture) for articles on the starter flock program, a joint effort by the NDSU Extension Service and North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association, and NDSU Extension’s Design Your Succession Plan program

·      Second in news story for an article about the Master Gardener program

·      Second and honorable mention in publications regularly edited by entrant for her work on The Ranch Hand and Nourishing Boomers and Beyond newsletters, respectively

·      Third in news story for an article on the Rural Leadership North Dakota program

The awards were presented April 21 during the NDPC spring conference in Minot, N.D.


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