Two University Relations staff members, student newspaper recognized at national conference

Chadwick and Cox receive their awards

Chadwick and Cox receive their awards

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 19, 2007 – The editor of The Collegiate Times, the student newspaper at Virginia Tech, and two communicators in University Relations were honored at the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) conference in Richmond, Va.

Meg Hunt, president of the NFPW, recognized Amie Steel of Fredericksburg, Va., a student majoring in apparel, housing, and resource management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and editor of The Collegiate Times, for the work of the newspaper staff in covering the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech. Hunt presented Steel with a check for $100 for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.

Hunt also presented the two communicators with awards for their entries in NFPW’s national communications contest.

Heather Riley Chadwick of Blacksburg, communications manager for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, received third place in individual achievement in “Extreme Makeover Home Edition—Virginia Tech Project.”

Clara B. Cox of Blacksburg, director of university publications, took first place in the four-color brochure category for “Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hy! and a few other Virginia Tech symbols and traditions” and second place in direct mail marketing for the “Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Postcard Book.”

Only first place winners in state communications contests competed at the national level.

The National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide organization of women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.