Southern Wesleyan wins national awards for magazine, web
Southern Wesleyan University’s Communications Department has received two national awards from the National Federation of Press Women.
The department was among Upstate media and public relations professionals named winners in the statewide 2011 Media Women of South Carolina Communications Contest. Nine women from South Carolina went on to compete on a national level with the NFPW, with five South Carolinians receiving national honors.
In the national competition, Janelle Beamer, director of communications at Southern Wesleyan University, and her team won third place for editing the university’s magazine, “Focus,” as well as honorable mention for editing the university’s website, www.swu.edu. National winners will be honored at the NFPW Annual Conference and Awards Banquet in September.
Beamer said she is pleased that the university has been recognized for its communications.
“I am so pleased and honored to be recognized nationally for our university’s hard work in communications,” Beamer said. “We do our best to promote Southern Wesleyan University and it is a real treat to receive such an honor.”
Southern Wesleyan University’s Communications Department submitted three entries in the statewide contest and won three awards: first place for Focus magazine, editing; first place for the university website; and second place for Focus magazine, four-color publication.
“This contest provides professionals with evaluation and feedback from a source outside their own organization which is a tremendous tool for growth and development. It’s an incredible opportunity and honor,” said Kim Atchley, MWSC president.
Since 1980, MWSC has been the state affiliate for the NFPW, a dynamic nationwide organization of professionals involved in careers across the ever-growing communications spectrum.
The organization’s annual Communications Contest provides an opportunity to compete in a wide range of categories, and it encourages and rewards excellence in communication. Entries are judged by leaders in their fields of expertise.