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Creative work by Appalachian employees honored

Case_First_Connections_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s enrollment guide for newly accepted freshmen and transfer students called First Connections was a Grand Award winner at the 2008 District III meeting of CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.The guide was recognized in CASE’s student recruitment-printed publications category for its content, design and overall effectiveness.

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Patrick Setzer, left, Ann Kiefert and Micki Early were recognized for their work on an Appalachian State University publication for incoming freshmen and transfer students. The guide, called First Connections, received a Grand Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III.

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Appalachian State University photographer Troy Tuttle received a Grand Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III for his photograph “Tricks are for kids” and an Award of Excellence for his photo series “Seven Girls-Seven Dreams. (Photos by Marie Freeman, university photographer)

The admissions enrollment guide was created by Patrick Setzer and Ann Kiefert, both of University Communications, and Micki Early, former director of orientation at Appalachian.

Following two years of planning, Appalachian first produced the comprehensive and informative enrollment guide in early 2007 to help accepted students navigate the enrollment and matriculation process. The project was a collaboration among representatives from University Communications, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, and Student Development.

The guide contains timely and pertinent information related to enrollment planning, orientation, academic advising, finances, campus housing, student programs, and other services available to students. It replaces the many brochures and publications sent to students from individual areas.

In addition, photographer Troy Tuttle received a Grand Award for his photograph “Tricks are for kids” published in Appalachian Explorations magazine. The photograph illustrated research conducted by Appalachian professors to determine the best treatment methods for individuals addicted to methamphetamine and the family members affected by their addiction.

Tuttle also received an Award of Excellence for his photo series “Seven Girls-Seven Dreams,” which profiles students in Appalachian’s Upward Bound program.

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