By Melanie J. Knox, Page Editor
The annual Gutenberg dinner, sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
ACU alumni who graduated from the JMC department and have been working in their field for at least 10 years will be honored by being presented with the Gutenberg award, as well as with wooden scale size models of the original Gutenberg printing press.
“It is appropriate and even scriptural to give honor to those to whom honor is due,” said Cheryl Bacon, chair of the department.
Bacon said that the dinner is an opportunity for students to network with successful alumni and to raise the image of the program.
“We really want students to see this as a chance to not only meet people that they can network with and hope fully learn from professionally, but we also really want students to see people who have gone through this program, have been successful, and to offer those people as role models.”
This year the honorees are Greg Easterly, who works for a television station in Cleve- land, Barbara Maybe, who works in public relations for Dow Chemicals in the international accounts, and Mark D. Carver, who did the lighting for the Olympics in Salt Lake City and other events.
The honorees are chosen by nominations made by alumni, faculty and friends of the university.
“First the honoree has to be someone who has distinguished himself or herself professionally,” Bacon said. “Secondly, it must be someone who has been outstanding in their service, either to their church or community.”
The dinner is planned by the Integrated Media Tactics class.