The Meredith College Department of Marketing received four awards in the Raleigh Public Relations Society’s Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication, a competition open to public relations practitioners across North Carolina. Award entries are judged on objectives, method, creativity, budget and results.
The marketing team won a Gold Award for Meredith Magazine, a Silver Award for the announcement of the addition of lacrosse to Meredith athletics, and a Gold Award for the Meredith Magazine feature “Inspiring Action.” Written by News Director Melyssa Allen, this Fall 2011 feature article explored the lasting impact Meredith’s recent Summer Reading Program selections had on the Meredith community. This feature also received the Best in Division Award for public relations writing.
Learning Center Director Carmen Christopher Caviness wrote a chapter titled “Tutoring Foreign Languages” for the textbook “College Reading & Learning Association Tutor Training Handbook.”
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Vilma Concha received her Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) certification, given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in May 2012. The process to obtain the certification lasted one year and included several evaluations. ACTFL indicates that those who earn OPI certification are part of “a very select group of language professionals who have demonstrated the ability to administer and rate oral proficiency interviews with a high degree of reliability.”
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Débora Maldonado-DeOliveira’s essay “Cultural Translations of a Puerto Rican Womanhood in Judith Ortíz-Cofer’s ‘Silent Dancing’” has been published by Caribbean Studies Press in an anthology titled “Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz-Cofer.”
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.