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APSU professor receives IABC president's award

An Austin Peay State University professor of mass communication, who also serves as graduate coordinator for the department, was honored at the 2006 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Pen Awards Banquet June 8 in Nashville.

Dr. Frank Parcells, who serves the IABC as vice president for events and development, received the coveted Presidents Award.
An Austin Peay State University professor of mass communication, who also serves as graduate coordinator for the department, was honored at the 2006 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Pen Awards Banquet June 8 in Nashville.

Dr. Frank Parcells, who serves the IABC as vice president for events and development, received the coveted President's Award.

Engraving on the award says, “The IABC appreciates your outstanding leadership, unrelenting energy and attention to detail. We are a better, more professional organization because of your efforts.”

At the banquet, there were about 50 winners from a diversity of categories and entries from professional communicators throughout middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Judging was conducted by the IABC chapters in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C.

The President's Award goes to the member who has gone above and beyond expectations to assist the IABC president in achieving the organization's goals and objectives.

Speaking of Parcells, the IABC president, Paul Ladd of World Christian Broadcasting, Nashville, said, “Frank has been there to help our chapter whenever the need arose. Our monthly programs have been timely and practical, thanks to Frank's efforts. When our webmaster resigned, Frank stepped in and took over that duty in addition to all the other things he does for IABC.

“He has been a mentor to many. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor.” — Dennie B. Burke