'Crossroads' Gold Winner for 2011

November 10, 2011

CONTACT: Rhonda Clark
Editor, Crossroads
MarCom AwardsJOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Crossroads, the Missouri Southern Alumni Association publication, was an award recipient in the MarCom Awards 2011 competition.

The magazine’s entry of the fall 2010 and spring 2011 issues was a Gold Winner in the Magazine/Association category.

“We are excited and honored to receive this award and have our staff recognized by a professional organization,” said Rhonda Clark, Assistant Professor of Communication and Editor of Crossroads. “The students work hard to produce a quality magazine and the MarCom Award reflects the outstanding efforts the staff makes each semester.”

Crossroads is written, photographed, designed and edited by students in the Missouri Southern State University Communication Department.

The magazine, published at least two times a year, is the official publication for the Missouri Southern Alumni Association.

“We are so proud of our communication students who have helped us produce such a quality magazine for our alumni and friends,” said Lee Elliff Pound, MSSU Alumni Director.

MarCom Awards announced the winners for the 2011 international competition on Nov. 7.

The competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. More than 6,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries were entered in the 2011 competition.

MarCom entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world, according to the Arlington, Texas-based Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which administers and judges the MarCom Awards.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Winners were selected from more than 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts — marketing, publications, marketing/promotion, public service/pro bono, creativity and electronic/interactive.

Winners received Platinum, Gold or Honorable Mention awards. For a complete list of winners, go to the MarCom Awards website at