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OWAA bestows highest honors

Five veteran communicators received special recognition June 16 during the concluding banquet at OWAA’s 82nd Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jay Cassell, deputy editor of Field & Stream Magazine, received the Excellence in Craft Award; Bill Hilts Sr., editor of Bear Journal, was awarded the J. Hammond Brown Memorial Award for devoted and continuous service to the organization; Jim Low, print news services coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation, was named recipient of the Circle of Chiefs, OWAA’s highest honor for conservation communication; Mark Taylor, outdoors editor of the Roanoke (Va.) Times, was voted Outstanding Board Member; and Kay Richey, book designer and publisher, received the Jackie Pfeiffer Memorial Award for character exemplifying the ideals of membership.
Further information about the award recipients and conference will appear in the August issue of OU.
For a list of the 2009 Excellence in Craft contest winners, click here.
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