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

the nation.

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.