May 14, 2014

Envision Magazine Wins National Awards


Envision, a publication produced by the Andrews University Department of
Communication, was recently named the best mobile publication in North America
by the Associated Church Press (ACP). The award was announced at the oldest
Christian press association's annual awards banquet, held in Chicago on April

Envision’s prestigious "Best in Class" honor was one of
five awards won by the Andrews University student publication from among 1,200
entries submitted for judging in the 2013 Best of the Christian Press Awards.

“We are indeed proud of the
achievements of Debbie Michel and her students,” says Keith Mattingly, dean of
the College of Arts & Sciences at Andrews University. “Particularly nice is
the involvement of our students and their deserved recognition.”

Other award-winning entries by the
student-produced magazine are:

  • Award of Excellence for Reporting and Writing:
    Feature Article, short format magazine ("Uncalled For? Women in the
    Seminary" by Melodie Roschman)
  • Award of Excellence for Student Publications
    (entire Envision staff)
  • Award of Merit for Reporting and Writing:
    Personally Useful Article ("Don't Follow Your Dreams: How to be Miserable,
    Waste Time and Live an Unsatisfying Life" by Melodie Roschman)

  • Honorable Mention: Art/Design/Graphics: Design
    Spread or Story ("From Fear to Eternity" spread by Kristiana Mitacek)
  • In addition to the printed version
    of the magazine, Andrews alumnus Kenty Ramdatt designed the mobile app,
    available on iOS and Android devices.

    “This is truly a great
    achievement,” says Duane McBride, chair of the Department of Behavioral
    Sciences and research professor of sociology. “We are all benefitted as Andrews
    faculty and students are recognized for their creative achievements.”

    Envision magazine is produced jointly each spring among three
    classes: publication production in the department of communication, studio
    photography in the department of photography, and publication design in the
    department of visual art and design.