Marketing and Communication Office Earns National, Regional Awards

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Posted by Philip Poole on 2015-04-28

Samford University’s Office of Marketing and Communication team has won several national and regional awards in recent weeks.

The Religion Communicators Council presented a Best of Class in the Public Relations category for the 2013-14 Annual Report. It was one of 11 Best of Class awards presented during RCC’s recent national convention in Washington, D.C.

Other honors earned during RCC’s annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards were awards of excellence for the annual report and for the Know It, Share It information cards, as well as a certificate of merit for the “Shoe a Nation” promotional video produced by Brad Radice, director of broadcast media.

The same three projects also were honored in the Baptist Communicators Association’s Wilmer C. Fields Awards competition: first place for the annual report, a third place for the Know It, Share It card, and a third place for the “Shoe a Nation” video.

Mary Wimberley, senior news and feature writer, received a first place award in the feature writing category from the Alabama Media Professionals for her story about the Nolin family. Samford employee Susan Nolin, her daughters who are Samford students and other family member in a vignette about adoptive families during the annual Christmas program aired nationally by CBS.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.