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Alumni Association brings home 7 awards for writing, design

July 23, 2012

The ASU Alumni Association recently received seven awards in the 24th annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) competition. APEX is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites.

The association received two design awards for issues of ASU Magazine produced last year, including an Award of Excellence for the cover of the May 2011 issue and an Award of Excellence that recognized overall design excellence for the magazine.

The association also received an Award of Excellence in the Member & Customer Materials category for its “decades” membership campaign. The materials were designed by a graphic design team including Robert Cao-Ba, art director; Kelly Christiansen, graphic design specialist; and graphic design assistant Mindy DuPonte. 

Liz Massey, managing editor for the Alumni Association, received a Grand Award for her work on the association’s career-focused blog. An article that Massey edited for ASU Magazine – “Defending Against Data Disaster,” written by Lee Gimpel – received an Award of Excellence in the Technology & Science Writing category. ASU Magazine also was honored with an Award of Excellence for overall writing excellence.

Crystal Gustavson, digital media manager for the Alumni Association, received an Award of Excellence certificate in the Microsites & Individual Web Pages category for her work on The Venue at Old Main microsite. 

The 2012 APEX Awards program, which had nearly 3,400 entries this year, distributed awards in 11 major categories and 130 subcategories. This is the third year in a row the Alumni Association has received awards in the APEX competition.