SNAP awards are presented by the Society of National Association Publishers (SNAP), now Association Media and Publishing.
The feature article, Teaching & Mentoring, the 1-2 Punch, received a Bronze Award in the Feature Article category of SNAP’s 2009 Excel Awards.
Lauri Umansky, associate dean and professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, wrote the award-winning story about Gregory Hazelwood ’98, who graduated from the history department at Suffolk and became a history teacher at Brockton High School. Passing on the lessons he learned while being mentored at Suffolk by Professor Bob Bellinger, Hazelwood has become an instrumental mentor himself for countless teenage students in his school.
The premier issue of Suffolk Arts+Sciences received the Gold EXCEL Award for the Most Improved Newsletter to Magazine category.
The Suffolk Arts & Sciences newsletter made quite a transformation. Its content, photos and inclusion of a range of alumni, students and faculty were simply beautiful,” noted contest judges.
The magazine was also selected as one of four overall winners to receive the EXTRA! Award for pioneering, cutting edge, publishing excellence. EXTRA! award winners are chosen from among the EXCEL winners for pushing the edge of the envelope further and taking bold chances to innovate in an ever-changing publishing environment.
Anybody should aspire to create a magazine like this, much less go from a fairly ordinary newsletter to a publication of this quality,” said the EXTRA! award judges. “They show that they care about the reader. The photography is beautiful, and the perspective in the photos is notable. We appreciate the imagery and the message they are conveying. Looking at this magazine makes you want to visit the campus. It is compelling and inviting. It makes you want to go there.”
The annual awards competition, sponsored by the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP), recognizes and rewards the exemplary work of association publishers. The EXCEL program judges over 1,200 magazines, newsletters, scholarly journals, electronic publications and websites in the areas of editorial quality, design, general excellence, most improved and more.