July 15, 1997

Middlebury Magazine Receives National Recognition

According to Middlebury College officials the College's magazine, known as Middlebury Magazine, was recently awarded a silver medal in a national competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The silver medal is awarded to the second place winner in a competition that included magazine entries from 52 colleges across the nation.

Middlebury Magazine editor Rachel Morton and Steve Metzler, Middlebury's director of publications and the magazine's designer, were invited to Washington., DC to accept the award. The top ranked magazine in the competition was Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, which received the Gold Medal. Both magazines are printed at Lane Press in South Burlington.

Middlebury Magazine was entered in the General Magazine Excellence category. This category considers all aspects of a magazine - content, writing, editing, design, photography, and printing quality. Judges also evaluate how well the magazine understands and communicates with its targeted audience.

According to Middlebury Magazine editor Rachel Morton, the quality of Middlebury Magazine results from an institutional commitment to produce a lively magazine that also informs and entertains. "The magazine is put together with readers in mind," said Ms. Morton. "If a college magazine is to represent the institution effectively, it has to be read. We work very hard on story selection and we make sure that the magazine has as much visual appeal as we can give it," she said.

Middlebury Magazine, which is produced quarterly, is distributed to over 34,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends of the College.