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Public Relations and Marketing to be recognized for writing, design

The Office of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University will be recognized later this month by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – Southeast District III for its writing and design work.
The Office of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University will be recognized later this month by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) — Southeast District III for its writing and design work.

The University will receive two Award of Excellence distinctions in the category of feature writing. The two feature stories selected for the honors are “Roughing It,” which appeared in the Spring 2009 edition of Austin Peay alumni magazine, and “The Night Shift,” published in the Fall 2009 issue. Both were written by Charles Booth, staff writer at APSU.

“Roughing It” tells how APSU alumni Jon Tiller and his then-girlfriend of seven years Stephanie Potts crafted a bold plan to quit their jobs, leave their possessions and hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. But at the top of a rocky mountain, which was the end of the six-month journey, Tiller knelt next to Potts and asked her to be his wife.

“The Night Shift” profiles the Dr. Tim Winters, who teaches classical literature at APSU. Winters is a professor throughout the week, but on weekends, he's Officer Winters, a volunteer cop with the Clarksville Police Department to keep local streets safe. The story follows Winters for several hours during a nighttime ride-along in early 2009.

Entries winning Award of Excellence are finalists for the Grand Award in each category. The finalists will be recognized and the Grand Award winners will be announced at an awards event Feb. 23 during the CASE III conference in Tampa, Fla.

In addition, APSU will receive a Special Merit Award in the student recruitment category for its EncycloPEAYdia viewbook, which is sent to prospective APSU students.

All award-winning entries will be on display during the conference.
CASE District III advances and supports educational and professional institutions in the southeastern United States by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, fund raising, communications, marketing and other advancement professionals who serve them.

For more information about CASE III or to see other school award winners, visit http://www.casethree.org. -- Melony Shemberger