June 21, 2018

The Catholic University of America received 10 awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) during the association’s annual awards dinner on June 15.

The University received both a first and a second-place award for best ad writing, thanks to the “Discover Catholic University” campaign by Jackie Malcolm, associate vice president for marketing and communications, and Marketing Manager Narguess Moasser.

Jana Duckett, the University’s associate director of digital marketing and communications, was honored twice for her work promoting the University on social media, receiving first-place honors in the categories of best social media campaign and best Instagram account.

Video Production Coordinator Jamie Rife received a second-place honor in the category of videographer of the year, for his work on the “This is Catholic U” campaign.

The University’s magazine, Catholic U, received numerous awards, including a first-place honor for best redesign and an honorable mention for best layout of article for Senior Designer Kristin Reavey’s design of “Teaching Outside the Textbook” in the Fall 2017 issue.

University photographer Dana Rene Bowler received a second-place honor in the category of best single photo for her photo, “91 of Us,” which covered alumna Caleigh Nerney’s art exhibit on the National Mall.

The magazine was also recognized with two articles in the best feature article category. Managing editor Ellen Woods received a second-place honor for her article, “In the Business of Human Flourishing,” while Katie Lee, director of media relations and communications, and Katie Bahr, senior writer, were honored for their article, “Teaching Outside the Textbook.”

The awards were announced at CPA’s annual Catholic Media Conference, held June 13 to 15 in Green Bay, Wis. CPA represents more than 600 member organizations in the United States.