Western Carolina University has been recognized with a Grand Award in the category of “writing for the web” in an annual competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III.
The award was given for the online article “Test of Endurance,” which appeared in the fall 2013 edition of Western Carolina Magazine.
“Test of Endurance” describes the journey of a married couple, both WCU graduates, to establish a training school for outdoor guides called Landmark Learning in Cullowhee. It was written by Teresa Killian Tate, former communication specialist/writer in WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations.
Tate recently resigned her position at WCU to spend more time with family. She also served as secretary of the College News Association of the Carolinas.
The article featured special video supplements produced by Joseph Hader and photography by Mark Haskett and Ashley T. Evans, all of the public relations office, and page design by Zack Keys and John Balentine, Office of Creative Services.
The CASE announcement was made at the organization’s conference in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 15-18. CASE is an educational association for professionals in the field of institutional advancement.