UW Extension communications office earns national honors

From left, Steve Miller, Chavawn Kelley Tana Stith, and Lindsay Hadfield.

An app offering users the history and wonders of Wyoming received the top award for information technology among land-grant university agricultural communication departments during their national meeting June 13-16 in New Orleans.

Other members of University of Wyoming Extension’s Office of Communications and Technology also received honors during the Association for Communication Excellence conference.

Media producer and director of broadcast media David Keto and office manager Tana Stith received a gold award and the Outstanding Professional Skill honor for explorewyo. The app opens a vault of more than 400 videos georeferenced to the state’s landmarks, counties, history, culture, energy, flora, fauna and more.

David Keto

Other awards are:

* Keto and media producer Lindsay Hadfield received a silver for news and features in the electronic video category.

* Ag News, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources publication, received a gold award in the newsletter category. Those working on Ag News include Stith, editors/writers Steve Miller and Chavawn Kelley and designer Tanya Engel.

* The college’s research publication Reflections received a silver award in technical publications and a bronze in electronic publications.

* CONNECT, the magazine of UW Extension, received a bronze award in one-to full-color publications.

* Miller received a bronze award in feature writing for magazines.

“From the planning stages to the final product, each and every person in UW Extension Communications and Technology contributes to producing these award-winning publications and the explorewyo app,” said Stith. “The real honor is working with this team.”