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Office of University relations staff members win APEX awards

Three members of the office of University relations staff recently won recognition during the 2004 APEX Award competition.

Dustin R. Jones, special projects editor, received the Award of Excellence for his work on Loma Linda NURSE, Spring, 2003, issue, the alumni magazine for the School of Nursing. Mr. Jones provided the design, layout, and copy editing for Loma Linda NURSE. Diana Fisher, MA, director of development, School of Nursing, served as editor for the magazine. Kimberly Steiner, development associate, School of Nursing, served as assistant editor.

The magazine focuses on recent news and events of the School of Nursing and is sent to nursing faculty, administration, alumni, and current students.

Kristin D. Smith, MS, special projects editor, received the Award of Excellence for her work on Allied Health Connection, Winter/ Spring, 2004, issue. Ms. Smith provided design, layout, and copy editing for the magazine. Renate Krause, PhD, then director of development, School of Allied Health Professions, served as editor for the magazine. Kate Bullock, development associate, School of Allied Health Professions, served as assistant editor.

Allied Health Connection, Winter/ Spring, 2004, won the award in the most improved magazines and journals category. The magazine covers news and features from the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP). It is sent to alumni, faculty, students, and friends of SAHP.

Ms. Smith also won the Award of Excellence for her work on LLUMC Annual Report to Donors 2002. Providing design, layout, and copy editing, Ms. Smith received the award in the one- to two-person produced annual report category. Melissa Clark, then advancement associate, Loma Linda University Medical Center, was managing editor of the publication.

Patricia K. Thio, special projects editor, won the Award of Excellence in the category of health and medical writing for her story “LLU receives research grant.” The story, referring to an Alzheimer’s grant received by the School of Medicine, was published in the Autumn, 2002, issue of Scope.

The APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.

More than 5,500 entries were judged this year by a panel of industry experts. They looked for outstanding works in 11 major categories. This is the 16th annual APEX competition for communications specialists.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004