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

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.