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University employees recognized for communications excellence


BLACKSBURG, Va., June 29, 2007 – Eight employees in the Virginia Tech Office of University Relations and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received awards at the Association for Communications Excellence (ACE) conference. The 2007 ACE International Conference was held in Albuquerque, NM on June 16-19.

Award winners include:

Gold Award for Video Promotional Productions and Outstanding Professional Skill Award (best video overall): “2006 UT Prosim Service Video”

  • Gabrielle Minnich of Blacksburg and Joshua Napier of Blacksburg


Gold Award for Illustration: “Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids Poster Illustrations”

  • Tim FisherPoff of Roanoke, Va.


Silver Award for Exhibits: “Virginia Tech Horticulture Department Exhibit”

  • Christopher Cox of Christiansburg, Va. and Nancy Templeman of Pembroke, Va.


Bronze Award for Exhibits: “Innovations Communities Exhibit”

  • Tim FisherPoff of Roanoke and Linda Burcham of Riner, Va.


Silver Award for Video Spot Production, “Virginia Tech ‘Invent the Future’ ”

  • Randall R. Stith of Blacksburg, Gabrielle Minnich of Blacksburg, and Keith Thomas of Roanoke


Gold Award for Radio Program Production, “Inside Virginia Tech”

  • Gabrielle Minnich of Blacksburg