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Alumni News: Hauck, Hunt, Kramer, McNeely, Repass, and Woodward

Alumni News Apr. 2015Erin Hauck (BS/Adv ’07), Group Director of Digital Investment at OMD USA, was included in Cynopsis Media’s inaugural group of “Top Women in Digital” award winners. Hauck is being honored for her work as a mentor in the relatively young, but rapidly growing field of digital. She is being recognized for her dedication to obtaining, developing and retaining talent, as well as spearheading projects that enable knowledge sharing on both a local and global scale (including her participation in the first ever OMD global exchange program http://cynopsis.com/event/2015twd/#honorees.)

Nicholas (Nick) Hunt (BS/JEM ’11), associate editor of Arkansas Life magazine in Little Rock, won the 2015 Great Plains Journalism Awards’ honor for Best Magazine Feature Story for his article on  amateur storm chasers and the destruction of a small Arkansas town.  Hunt was also a finalist for Best Magazine Writer of the Year.

Miriam Kramer (BS/JEM ’11) was recently named as Mashable’s first space reporter. Kramer will pioneer a new beat on space sciences for Mashable as it expands its science coverage http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12611928.htm.

CCI Board of Visitors member Mark McNeely (BS/JEM ’70) and his MP&F team took home 43 awards, including Best of Show at last week’s Nashville Public Relations Society of America Parthenon Awards! The Best of Show campaign, “Red, White and Food,” was a statewide campaign to allow the sale of wine in food stores.

Rex Repass (MS/C&I ’78), CEO of R. L. Repass & Partners, Inc., was recognized in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s list of Fast 55, the fastest-growing companies in Cincinnati http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/event/110721?ana=lnk.

Nakia Woodward (MS/IS ’03), senior clinical reference librarian at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Library, has been named one of Library Journal’s “2015 Movers and Shakers.” Woodward is one of 50 individuals nationally to earn the honor. According to the publication’s website, Woodward is a “grant-getting wonder.” Since joining the Quillen library staff in 2004, Woodward has helped bring in more than $100,000 in grants to fund the library’s rural health outreach team. Woodward and the other “2015 Movers and Shakers” are profiled in the March 15 issue of Library Journal lj.libraryjournal.com.