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Quest, the research magazine of Old Dominion University, won the highest award given in the 2005 MarCom Creative Awards international competition. MarCom is a program of the Communicator Awards organization based in Arlington, Texas.

The competition, which attracted 4,600 entries this year, recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications practitioners. The platinum award, which Quest received, went to the top 15 percent of entries, as determined by a panel of judges whose criteria included creativity, resourcefulness and overall quality.

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

"We are proud of Quest and are pleased when competition judges affirm its high quality," said Broderick. The magazine has won other awards, including a Special Merit Award in the 2005 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awards program for southeastern states.

Two brochures produced by the university publications staff won MarCom gold awards. They were the 2005-06 Fine and Performing Arts Series brochure and The Military Connection, a 32-page magazine-format publication that provides an overview of ODU's many partnerships with the military.

Shara Weber and Susan C. Hughes designed the gold award winners.

Old Dominion University, the institution's alumni magazine, won a honorable mention in the competition. It is edited by Daniel and designed by Karen Smallets, assistant director of university publications.

This article was posted on: November 11, 2005

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