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University relations staff members win creative awards for video and print productions

Two staff members from the office of University relations recently won MarCom Creative Awards in the 2005 competition.

Dustin R. Jones, MA, special projects editor, received the MarCom Creative Platinum Award for his work on Scope, summer 2005 issue. Mr. Jones  is managing editor for Scope, and Richard Weismeyer, director of University relations, serves as editor.

Mr. Jones also received honorable mention for his work on Adventist Health International 2004 Annual Report. Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president of Adventist Health International and chancellor of Loma Linda University, serves as editor of the Annual Report.

The MarCom Creative Awards also recognized Patricia Thio, special projects editor, with the Gold Award for her production work in the video “Fighting for Life: Inside the NICU.” In addition, Ms. Thio won the Award of Excellence in the Videographer Awards competition. The video highlights the critical days of two families whose newborn infants fight for their lives in the LLUCH neonatal intensive care unit.

Ms. Thio also received the Gold Award for her work in the summer 2005 issue of SIMS Outlook from the MarCom Creative Awards. Martine Polycarpe, MPH, director of SIMS, serves as editor of the magazine.

The Videographer Awards is an international awards organization that helps set the standards for the video production industry. The Award of Excellence is awarded to projects that the judges deem as written, produced, shot, and edited in an exceptional manner.

The MarCom Creative Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications practitioners. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were 4,613 entries from throughout the United States and several foreign countries

in the competition.

The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to be finalists in their respective categories. Finalist entries are recognized for exceeding the high standards of the industry.

The Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be winners in their respective categories. Winning entries are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity, and resourcefulness.

For a list of other Platinum Award winners, visit


TODAY news for Thursday, December 1, 2005