2007 OCIABC Communicator Awards

Bronze Beacon Awards

The 2007 competition resulted in Awards of Merit  and Awards of Excellence  in these categories:

Awards in the Writing category recognize effective use of language, style and structure in published work, scripts or speeches. Special consideration is given to clear, lively writing that draws the readers in.

  • Excellence:  Gabrielle Williams, Pacific University (Sweet Story of Success )
  • Merit:  PacificCorp Internal Communications Team, PacificCorp (Quick Quiz)

The entries in the audio/visual communications category represent communications programs using sound, visuals, film, slides or a combination of these. Awards recognize originality of concept, suitability for audience, creativity, general impact, success in meeting objectives and technical quality.

  • Excellence:  Kermit Cantwell, Freelance Writer (Brain Injury, Now What? )

Entries in the design category represent an organizational brand identity or other project where design is the primary communication function or tool. These awards recognize Excellence:  in graphic design, creative design solutions and production within budget.

  • Merit:  Cecily Ellis, Pacific University (Pacific University Calendar )
  • Merit:  Christy Brannon, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA Annual Report)

The publications category combines the criteria of design, visual arts and writing. Entries in the publication category are evaluated for their overall presentation and their ability to communicate consistently and effectively. Awards recognize entries that demonstrate a high level of creativity and expertise in all aspects of design, graphics, images, writing, editing and production.

  • Excellence: Mary Remuzzi, Nike (Nike USA Retail Register)
  • Excellence:  Gabrielle Williams, Pacific University (Pacific University Magazine)
  • Merit:  Shelly R. Meyer, Lewis & Clark College (Lewis & Clark Chronicle )
  • Merit:  Joyce Gabriel, Pacific University (Pacific Progress Brochure)

Electronic Communications
The electronic and interactive communications category recognizes Excellence:  in computer-based or electronically distributed communication programs. Awards recognize both the quality of the information presented, as well as the ability to access and navigate the information easily.

  • Excellence:  Doug Babb and Gary Conkling, Conkling, Fiskum & McCormick (Walking the Talk: New Internet Tools to Boost CFM Branding Effort)
  • Merit:  PacificCorp Internal Communications Team, PacificCorp (Wired In)
  • Merit:  PacificCorp Internal Communications Team, PacificCorp (PacifcCorp Business Update)

Communication Management
Entries in the Communication Management category demonstrate the entrant’s overall management of an effective communication program. Rather than focusing on the program components themselves (the key criteria for the Communication Programs & Promotional Campaigns category), awards recognize the entrant’s full range of communication management skills, including research, strategy, planning, implementation, measurement, and evaluation. 

  • Merit:  CFM Strategic Communications Team, Conkling Fiskum & McCormick  (Fighting for Voter Choice )
  • Merit:  Cheri Benson, Bonneville Power Administration (2007 Regional Science Bowl )

Chapter Service Awards

Rodney Adair Memorial Award

This is the highest honor our chapter can bestow to a member. Rodney Adair left our organization with a legacy of active membership and dedicated service, and the chapter created the Rodney Adair Memorial Award  “for sustained and exceptional service to the association and for professional advancement.” 

Glenn Perkins
Glenn Perkins is a senior communications consultant with Wells Fargo’s Technology Information Group. He joined the company in 1993 as a project communications manager and has since held a number of positions providing comprehensive communications and editorial support to several divisions and teams. Glenn has more than 25 years professional communications experience ranging from news writing and reporting to public relations to corporate communications. He previously served as communications and advertising manager with Mutual Health Care Systems, Inc.; publications editor and public relations manager with The Benj. Franklin Federal Savings & Loan Association; journalism instructor with Chemeketa Community College; spokesman with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; reporter/photographer with the Canon City (Colo.) Daily Record; and staff writer with the United Press International’s Denver bureau. He also served in the U.S. Army in a communications capacity.

Glenn is a graduate of the University of Oregon with an M.S. degree in Journalism, the University of Southern Colorado with a B.S. degree in Mass Communications. A member of IABC since 1985, he has served on the OCIABC board of directors since 2003 as vice president-finance (two terms), president, and board member-at-large. Glenn has received two OCIABC Bronze Beacon Awards and an IABC Silver Quill Award of Excellence.

Chapter Service/Volunteer Award

In appreciation for their dedicated service to Oregon Columbia International Association of Business Communicators for their volunteer efforts during the 2006-2007 year. Awards go to:

  • Pat Snyder
  • Kristin Olson
  • Crystal Bolyard
  • Sue Brundege