Middlebury Magazine Receives National Recognition
for 4th Straight Year
The Middlebury College alumni magazine was recently
named the second best college magazine in the country by the Council
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Awarded the
silver medal, Middlebury Magazine was the second-place winner
in a competition that included entries from 63 colleges across
This is the fourth year in a row Middlebury Magazine
has placed among the top three in the country in the General Magazine
Excellence category, which considers all aspects of a magazine-content,
writing, editing, design, photography, and printing quality. Judges
also evaluate how well the magazine reflects an understanding
of its audience and communicates with it.
According to Middlebury Magazine editor Rachel Morton,
the quality of Middlebury Magazine results from an institutional
commitment to produce a lively publication that also informs and
entertains. “The magazine is put together with readers in
mind,” said 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.
Morton and Steve Metzler—Middlebury’s director of
publications and the magazine’s designer—were invited to Boston,
Mass., to accept the award. The top-ranked magazine in the competition
was Cornell Magazine. Both Middlebury Magazine and Cornell Magazine
are printed at Lane Press in South Burlington, Vermont.
Middlebury Magazine, which is produced quarterly,
is distributed to over 36,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends
of the College.