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Quest, the research magazine of Old Dominion University, and the 2006-07 College of Arts and Letters Fine and Performing Arts Series brochure won the highest award given in the 2006 MarCom Creative Awards international competition.

MarCom is a program of the Communicator Awards organization based in Arlington, Tex. The competition recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication practitioners. The judging criteria included creativity, resourcefulness and overall quality.

The platinum award, which goes to the top 15 percent of some 5,000 entries, was presented to Quest and the Fine and Performing Arts Series brochure. This is the second year in a row the Quest magazine has received the platinum award.

"For our publications to be ranked in the top 15 percent of some 5,000 entries from colleges, universities and businesses speaks for itself," said John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement. "More importantly, it says a great deal about the talented people who work in university relations and publications at ODU."

Broderick founded the magazine in 1997 and has been its editorial director. Others from ODU who are involved with the magazine are Sharon Lomax, designer; Jim Raper, editor; Victoria E. Burke, director of university publications; Steve Daniel, associate director of university relations; and Janet L. Molinaro, copy editor.

The Fine and Performing Arts Series brochure was designed by Shara Weber, graphic designer for university publications.

Three university publications won MarCom gold awards, which are presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. About 20 percent of the 5,000 entries qualify for this designation, including Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration Annual Report, designed by Burke and edited by Molinaro; Foundations Annual Report, designed by Susan C. Hughes and edited by Molinaro; and State of the Region, designed by Lomax, illustrated with graphics by Hughes, and edited by Daniel and Molinaro.

This article was posted on: December 1, 2006

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