Northwestern staff, alumnus win OCPRA awards

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Northwestern staff, alumnus win OCPRA awards

July 14, 2011

During the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) awards ceremony held July 10-12 in Ardmore, two Northwestern Oklahoma State University staff members and one alumnus received awards for their writing, design and photography skills.

Marie Kadavy, Northwestern Foundation communications and marketing manager, placed third in the Smaller Brochure/Flyer/Booklet category with the “Millennium Club Annual Appeal 2010.”

This brochure highlights Northwestern’s Millennium Club, a giving program dedicated to building an additional $25 million scholarship endowment over the next decade, to provide financial support for continuing students. When fully funded, the Millennium Club will provide approximately $1.25 million annually to deserving students.

“It’s exciting to see Northwestern recognized among other colleges throughout the state for our work in public relations,” Kadavy said.

In the Traditional Photography category, Valarie Case, university relations specialist, received second place for her photo of Northwestern students Charlie Burns, recent graduate, and Dana Miller, Alva senior, during the play “Company: A Musical Comedy.”

“It's gratifying to have our work recognized by our state professional organization,” Case said.

Justin Tinder, 1999 Northwestern graduate and sports information director at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, brought home a first place award with his sports story titled “SWOSU Softball Player Delivers Inspirational Message.”