January 2021 Accolades


Deanna Csomo McCool
A journalistic and deeply personal essay by Deanna Csomo McCool, assistant director of marketing communications in the College of Science, was selected for the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 anthology. The book was published Nov. 3. The piece, "Total Eclipse," chronicles the challenges associated with a loved one’s mental health and ultimate suicide. It was one of 24 articles selected for reprint in the anthology, widely regarded as the top anthology for science journalism in the country each year. Csomo McCool is also a term assistant teaching professor for the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy in American Studies.

Elicia Dennis
Elicia Dennis, web content strategist in the College of  Arts and Letters’ Office of Communications, presented at the 2020 HigherEdWeb conference. The fall event was held virtually. Dennis presented a case study on the website redesign for the University’s Gender Studies Program. The new website blends the University's new web brand standards with a data-driven content strategy. Her session highlighted the power of cohesive web strategy, the importance of relationship building and goal setting, and how a website can expand a visitor’s understanding of a subject matter. Visit the new website at genderstudies.nd.edu

Tomi Gerhold
Tomi Gerhold, director of licensing, was recently appointed to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) board of directors. The mission of the FLA is to combine the efforts of business, civil society organizations and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. The FLA is an international organization with a dedicated staff and board, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in China and Switzerland.

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