Extension staff members honored for communications excellence

University of Wyoming Extension Communications and Technology editors took two first place awards and two honorable mentions during the Jan. 19-21 Wyoming Press Association associates annual contest.

Chavawn Kelley, writer/editor, earned first place for a single feature for “A Man on a Horse and a Man on Foot Are Two Different Things,” a story about livestock handling expert Temple Grandin, and honorable mention, single feature, for “Wyoming Conservation Exchange to Put Sagebrush on the Market ‒ for Good,” which was published in UW Extension’s 2016 CONNECT magazine.

Senior editor Steve Miller earned first place, photo page or story, for “Sheridan Field Days,” which featured antique tractors and Belgian draft horses, and honorable mention, feature photo, for “Pistol and Pete,” the summer 2016 cover of Ag News.

Winners were announced at the WPA’s annual winter meeting in Cheyenne. The convention attracted approximately 200 Wyoming newspaper and communications professionals for workshops, seminars and speakers.

“Our staff members work hard to tell UW’s story across Wyoming and beyond, and it’s wonderful to see them recognized for their quality work,” says Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing. “There is certainly an abundance of stories to tell about UW’s great students, faculty and staff, and we appreciate their cooperation in spreading the good word about the university.”

UW staff members won a total of three first-place awards in the associates’ contest, five second places, four third places and two honorable mentions.

Chavawn Kelley, UW Extension, writer/editor
Chavawn Kelley, UW Extension, writer/editor
Steve Miller, UW Extension, senior editor
Steve Miller, UW Extension, senior editor