Alumni Magazine Recognized with MarCom Awards

December 14, 2012

Rhonda Clark

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – Crossroads, the Missouri Southern Alumni Association magazine, is once again an award recipient in the MarCom Awards competition.

The magazine's entry of the fall 2011 issue was a Platinum Winner for Writing in the 2012 competition. The magazine also was a Gold Winner for the fall 2011 issue in the Magazine/Association category, as was the entry for the winter and spring 2012 issues. The fall 2011 issue and the spring 2012 issue each were Gold Winners in the Design Category.

"It's an honor for our students and Crossroads to be recognized with MarCom Awards again this year," said Rhonda Clark, Assistant Professor of Communication and Editor of Crossroads. "This recognition places our students' work alongside professional organizations from around the world, which reaffirms that we continue to produce a quality publication for Missouri Southern State University and our Alumni Association."

Crossroads is written, photographed, designed and edited by students in the Missouri Southern 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, alumni director. "To receive one MarCom is amazing, but for our students to have received the number and quality of awards this year is astounding — especially when given the other large corporations with whom they have competed."

MarCom Awards announced the winners for the 2012 international competition in November.

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 2012 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