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'Wofford Today' Receives CASE Merit Award

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—“Wofford Today,” the quarterly alumni publication of Wofford College, has won a Special Merit Award for tabloid publications improvement in the CASE District III Advancement Awards Program.

CASE is the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. District III encompasses the Southeast. Members of CASE are men and women who work in higher education fund raising, alumni programs and communications.

“Wofford Today” recently underwent a major redesign to improve the look and ability to display the features more consistently from issue to issue. It has been published in a tabloid “magapaper” format for the past 35 years; under the editorship of Wofford Executive Director of Communications Doyle Boggs since 1982. Pat Smith, assistant director of communications, and JoAnn Brasington, consultant to the college, serve as associate editors. The quarterly publication goes to a mailing list of about 26,000 alumni and friends.

The design of Wofford Today was done under the auspices of the Marketing Committee of the Wofford College Board of Trustees, which was chaired by current board chair Minor Shaw.

Laura Corbin, associate director of communications, and Phillip Stone, college archivist, contribute articles regularly and assist with editing. Mark Cohen, assistant director of athletics and sports information director, and his staff also contribute articles. Kathy Dowden, assistant in the communications department, and Karen Cannon in the development office also assist in the production.

Charlie Gray, director of alumni and parent services, provides information for Wofford Today.

Regular freelance contributors include writers Tanya Hamm and Sarah Cohen and photographer Mark Olencki.