Fairfield University Publications Director and Assistant Director win three APEX writing awards


Two Fairfield University writers have been honored in the Sixteenth Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition (APEX), sponsored by Communications Concepts, a Virginia-based organization for professional communicators.

APEX 2004 award winners were chosen based on "excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence," according to APEX.

Jill CaseriaAssistant director of University publications Jill Kasiewicz Caseria, a Newtown resident, won the Grand Award in the "Campaigns, Programs and Plans" category for the work she did on Fairfield University's undergraduate admission package. The package, which was chosen out of 329 entries in the category, includes an introductory brochure, a brochure that encourages campus visits, a campus "scorecard" for high school juniors, and the Fairfield University viewbook and application. Kelsh/Wilson Design in Philadelphia designed the package, with photos by Nick Kelsh.

Barbara KiernanDirector of University publications Barbara Kiernan, a Bridgeport resident, was honored with two awards of excellence. The first, in the "Annual Reports" category, was for The President's Report 2002-2003 and was chosen from a field of 798 entries. Nancy Dobos, a Fairfield University graduate, of DobosDesign in Wellesley, Mass., designed the report, which included photography by James Marshall.

The second award, in the category of "Marketing Brochures, Manuals & Reports," was for a series of graduate program brochures, one for each of the University's graduate schools/programs. The field for this category was 607 entries. Kelsh/Wilson Design also designed this package with photos by Kelsh.

Since 1998, the Publications Department has consistently won such national awards. Responsible for generating all of the University's internal publications, the department produces annual reports, University catalogues and promotional material, and campaign brochures and leaflets, as well as Fairfield Now, the alumni magazine; Campus Currents, the monthly University newspaper; and 1073 North Benson, an alumni newsletter.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 6, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 40