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ACU's Gutenberg Dinner to honor three distinguished journalism alumni Oct. 12

Abilene Christian University's Journalism and Mass Communication Department will honor three distinguished alumni at the annual Gutenberg Dinner Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The dinner, held in the Teague Special Events Center at ACU, recognizes alumni who are outstanding in their fields. Jim Batts, Byron "Ron" Harrell and Serene Goh are this year's honorees.

Jim Batts, a 1963 ACU graduate, is currently senior editor/writer in the Communications Department at the national center of the American Heart Association in Dallas. During the past four decades, Batt's career has spanned many different segments of mass communication, including writing, publishing teaching and newspaper journalism.

Byron "Ron" Harrell graduated from ACU in 1987, and is the director of operations and program director for WDVD/WDRQ ABC Radio in Detroit. Harrell has risen through the ranks of broadcasting, holding positions that include program director, operations director and morning show host.

Serene Goh, a 1994 ACU graduate, is editor of IN and Little Red Dot, two special publications focusing on teens and pre-teens of The Straits Times in Singapore. Since graduating, Goh has built an impressive career in editing and writing in her native Singapore.

The Gutenberg Dinner began in 1993.  Honorees must be alumni for at least 10 years and are nominated by the department's faculty. Recipients are awarded a scale model of the Gutenberg printing press.