IABC Detroit Honors Madonna University Student for Annual Student Achievement Award

Jun 24, 2010, 08:53 ET from IABC Detroit

DETROIT, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Austin, a student in Madonna University's Communications program, receives top Student Achievement Award at the 2010 IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Event held in Troy, Mich.

The IABC Detroit Student Achievement Award recognizes outstanding work completed by an undergraduate communications student from the Southeastern Michigan area.

Austin's entry, the inaugural issue of a campus-wide magazine, titled Revelations Madonna 24:7, was released in February 2010 and offered an in-depth look at the activity that goes on around campus at all hours of the day.  Austin served as both the editor of the magazine and as the principal photographer for many of the articles as well as contributing an article.

"Chris played a pivotal role in creating the magazine," said Beth Walker, IABC Detroit's Student Chapter Liaison," and the amount of effort and creativity he put into the magazine really stood out in his entry, which is why we selected Chris as the winner."

Click on the following link to view a PDF copy of the IABC Detroit Student Achievement Award winning publication, Revelations, Madonna 24:7.  http://herald.madonna.edu/Madonna_Herald/Home_files/revelations.pdf 

Awards Ceremony

IABC Detroit's 2010 Renaissance Awards Program will be held on Thursday, June 24 at ArvinMeritor in Troy, located at 2135 W. Maple Road. Wine and cheese reception, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, begins at 5 p.m. followed by the Awards Program at 6 p.m. which includes the presentation of the Communicator of the Year and Student Achievement Awards, as well as the Awards of Excellence, Merit, Honor, Presidents Award and Best of Show. Any questions contact Nancy Skidmore at: nskidmore@earthlink.net or (248) 546-5490.

IABC Detroit is one of the largest chapters within the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). IABC is a global network of more than 15,000 communications professionals and the only multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to both internal and external communications. For more information about IABC Detroit, visit iabcdetroit.com, e-mail nskidmore@earthlink.net or phone 248-546-5490.