ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to present the 2000 Gutenberg Achievement Awards

For Immediate Release
Oct. 12, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University will present its 2000 Gutenberg Awards at a luncheon Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Teague Special Events Center on the ACU campus.

Recognition will be given to JMC alumni who graduated at least 10 years ago and have distinguished themselves through superior professional achievement. The recipients will receive a hand-built wooden scale model of the Gutenberg printing press.

Although the honorees chose different media careers and are spread across the United States, they do share one common bond: success. The four Gutenberg recipients for 2000 are Doug Mendenhall, Yvette Moore-Turner, Grant Rampy and Dr. Marilyn Roberts.

Doug Mendenhall is the design editor for the Huntsville (Ala.) Times. He recently redesigned the newspaper. Mendenhall worked on the Optimist, ACU's newspaper, for three years, serving as editor for two years. Mendenhall and his wife, Janet Lea, have four children: Jake, 10; Hart, 8; Brooks, 6, and Cade, 3.

Grant Rampy is a correspondent for Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Chicago Tribune's Television Group. Rampy has worked for the Fox News Channel and network affiliates in Nashville, Knoxville, Tenn., and Florida. Grant and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two children: Janie, 5, and Luke, 3, and are in the process of adopting a Ukranian child, Grace.

Dr. Marilyn S. Roberts earned her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Arts in Mass Communication from ACU. Dr. Roberts is currently the assistant dean for graduate studies and research for the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Roberts formerly owned and operated Marilyn Roberts and Associates, Inc., an advertising and public relations firm in Abilene.

Yvette Moore-Turner began her career working as a reporter for People's Voice in Brooklyn, New York. Moore-Turner is now in New York City serving as managing editor for Response, the official magazine of the United Methodist Women Organization. Moore is also the author of two children's books, Freedom Songs and The Birth of Christ.

Current JMC students receive free admission to the luncheon and may purchase one guest ticket for $12. Regular tickets are $25 and sponsors can purchase a table for $1,000. Sponsors receive 10 tickets. Other sponsorship options also are available. For tickets and information, contact the JMC office at 674-2296.

The doors will open at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 15. The main course will be served at 12:15 p.m. and the program will begin at 12:45 p.m. and last until approximately 2:15 p.m.


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