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August 7, 1998


National award

WOI Radio producer Rachel Jeffreys recently won a national contest for a feature on "Handwriting in the Computer Age." Jeffreys' piece earned a first place in the PRNDI awards competition, which is sponsored by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and is the only national contest recognizing outstanding public radio news reporting at local stations. Contest judges noted: "Jeffreys takes us on an unexpected and highly rewarding trip through the reasons you made all those hooks and loops in the third grade." This is the second consecutive year a WOI producer has won a PRINDI award.

Named to award board

James Melsa, dean of engineering, has been appointed to the 1998 board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This is Melsa's fourth appointment to the board. American companies that demonstrate the highest levels of quality management receive the annual award. Since it was established in 1987, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has been presented to more than 30 companies. The award program is managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and administered by the American Society for Quality Control.

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