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VSU Extension Marketing Team Takes Home Four National Awards

Published date: April 10, 2018

VSU Extension Marketing Team Takes Home Four National Awards
ACE award winners from left to right, Paul Meyer (videographer/photographer), Michelle Olgers (dept. director), Erica Shambley (digital marketing manager), Lesha Berkel (graphic designer/creative director
The National Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) has awarded the Virginia State University (VSU) Extension Marketing & Communications Department four awards for their work last year. The department received a gold award in the Print Ad Category for an unprecedented ad that represented both Virginia Tech and VSU in Virginia Agriculture Magazine. In the Info Technology/Technology Education Category, the department received a silver award for a WebEx photography presentation it created and delivered at last year’s virtual Virginia Cooperative Extension Winter Conference. A silver award was also received in the Diversity/Publications for Diverse Audiences Category for the 2017 Spring/Summer issue of Connection Magazine. Additionally, another silver award was received in the Diversity/Electronic Media and Audio for Targeted Audiences Category for the 2017 Small Farmer of the Year video.

The body of work recognized represents the efforts of four of the Marketing & Communications Department’s staff: Lesha Berkel, Erica Shambley, Paul Meyer and Michelle Olgers. This is the third year the department’s staff has received an ACE award. The team will receive national recognition for their 2017 awards at the ACE conference this August.


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