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Peru State Earns CASE Award for Ad Campaign, APEX Awards for Alumni Magazine


(Peru, Neb.) President Ben Johnson today announced that two Peru State College (PSC) departments have earned awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Communications Concepts, Inc.


The PSC Department of Marketing and Public Affairs was recently honored with a Bronze Award from CASE District VI for Excellence in Advertising – Print Ad Series for 2006-07. Graphic Design Artist Rebecca Johnson, a 2004 PSC graduate, created the series along with Department Director Regan Anson.


President Johnson said, “We wanted to get away from the old ‘three and a tree’ model of advertising that is a staple in most collegiate marketing campaigns and do something fun and different that would get people’s attention. We are fortunate to have the talent in our ranks to put such edgy, innovative pieces together. I congratulate Regan and Becky on this honor.”


This award marks the second time that Rebecca Johnson has been honored for her work. She also won an American In-House Design Award in 2006 for the college’s series of admissions brochures aimed at student recruitment.


CASE’s Circle of Excellence awards recognize a wide range of innovative and effective programs and projects. Winners are recognized as models of excellence that will inspire and motivate other professionals in the areas of alumni relations, advancement services, communications and marketing, and fundraising.


The PSC Foundation’s alumni magazine the Bobcat Banner also recently received two national Awards of Publishing Excellence (APEX) for design and writing from Communications Concepts, Inc., a national marketing and public relations consulting organization. The magazine received an Award of Excellence for Most Improved Magazine and an Award of Excellence for the article “A Tale of Two Journeys,” which was written by Assistant Foundation Director Constance Walter and appeared in the Fall 2006 edition. The Bobcat Banner is designed by Krystal Nolte.


The APEX are given for excellence in graphic design, editorial content and overall communications excellence. For more information on the competition, visit