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JMC department to honor outstanding alumni at Gutenberg dinner

For immediate release
Oct. 16, 2002

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University will present its 2002 Gutenberg Awards at a dinner Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. 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 all found success in their career paths. The three Gutenberg recipients for 2002 are Barbara Mayben, Mark D. Carver and Greg Easterly.

Mayben has worked in communications and public relations for 19 years and now serves as the leader of operations communications and public relations for Dow Chemical Company. Mayben graduated from ACU in 1982 and worked for a public relations agency in Dallas and for the American Chemistry Council in Washington, D.C., before working for Dow.

Easterly serves as the vice president of news for Fox affiliate WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, where his duties include daily operation of the newsroom and seven hours of local coverage each day. Easterly has also served as news director for ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Ariz., and worked for stations in Tulsa, Okla; Beaumont; and San Angelo. He graduated from ACU in 1983 with a degree in mass communication.

Carver works as a freelance lighting designer, having coordinated lighting for events such as the 2002 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, the Academy Awards pre-show, the Dove Awards and various concerts and televised shows. Before his freelance work, Carver worked for CBS cable as lighting designer and director for television, film and live events for cable channels TNN and CMT. Carver graduated from ACU in 1984 with a degree in mass communication and television production.

Current JMC students receive free admission to the luncheon and may purchase one guest ticket for $12. Regular tickets are $25 and table and dinner sponsorships are available for $250 and $1,000. All proceeds benefit the JMC department. For tickets and information, contact the JMC office at 674-2296.

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