Director of athletics at Northwestern wins award

By: Jonathan BennettJim Phillips, the director of athletics at Northwestern University, was recently honored with an award given out by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The Chicago Tribune reports Phillips was the recipient of the 2011-2012 Under Armour Central Region Athletic Director of the Year Award.According to the news outlet, Phillips has been director of athletics at the university for five years and won this recognition award for...
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Brittney Griner wins Honda Cup

By: Abigail RichardsThe Collegiate Women Sports Awards 2012 were recently held and Baylor University basketball star Brittney Griner took home the top honors. Griner was handed the 2012 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award for her talent in the classroom and on the basketball court."I'm honored to even be here, even to be in the room with these athletes," said Griner during her acceptance speech. "I'm at a loss for words. When I look at myself, ...
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DC’s The Avenue, up for ULI Global Award

By: Jonathan BennettThe architects behind The Avenue, a mixed-used development in Washington, D.C., are in the running for the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will be up against 28 other finalists for what is called the most prestigious recognition awards in the industry.The Avenue is an urban town center that connects George Washington University to the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods in the Washington, D....
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Crystal awards make a statement

By: Abigail RichardsIn today's fast-paced society, it can be easy for businesses to overlook an employee who goes above and beyond to ensure the company thrives. Although most employees who push the limits aren't in it for the glory or for recognition, it can still be nice to show them you do appreciate their continuous effort.If you've noticed one employee has been stepping up to the plate, no matter what you throw at him or her, it may be a nice gesture to gi...
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Journalists across the nation take home Loeb Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonLos Angeles Times reporter Ken Bensinger was recently honored with a Loeb Award for his "Buy Here Pay Here" series focused on used car lots. The Associated Press reports Bensinger's three-party piece gave an in-your-face account of the tricks dealers pull in order to lure in the least creditable buyers in order to charge them huge interest rates on their loans.According to the news outlet, Bensinger's piece dubbed "Wheel of F...
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Creators of ‘Virtual 2Pac’ take home awards for hologram

By: Tucker HarringtonCoachella-goers this year had the surprise of a lifetime when they saw the late Tupac Shakur hit the stage alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The Los Angeles Times reports the singer was created out of a digital hologram and the company behind the impressive stage show was recently awarded for its work.The news outlet reports Digital Domain was recently honored with a Titanium Award during the 59th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, ...
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CEO of Deltek honored with award from Ernst & Young

By: Jonathan BennettKevin Parker, president and CEO of Deltek, a company that provides enterprise software and information solutions for firms and government contractors, was recently honored with a prestigious recognition award. Parker was recently awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award in the Software Services category in greater Washington by Ernst & Young.Parker was honored by the award and is excited about what's to come for Deltek in the future."W...
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New Hampshire women honored with first Granite State Beacon Award

By: Abigail RichardsThe first-ever Granite State Beacon Awards were given out recently and are awarded to women who work to improve opportunities for others, while serving as positive role models. The Boston Globe reports the award was given out to two influential women in New HampshireAccording to the news outlet, Florence Wiggin and Jennifer Turco Beaudet were the first recipients of these recognition awards. The duo beat out 35 other women nominated for the award by member...
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TV’s best come out for Daytime Emmy Awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards aired this past Saturday and the biggest names in television were on hand, hoping to take home prestigious recognition awards. The Los Angeles Times reports ABC's long-standing soap opera "General Hospital" was one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home five awards.According to the news outlet, the show took home honors for Best Drama, among others. NBC's "Today" show won for Best ...
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Tenor Saxophone star, Sonny Rollins, honored at Jazz Awards

By: Jonathan BennettSaxophone great Sonny Rollins was recently honored for his achievements in jazz music, taking home three awards during the annual Jazz Awards on June 20. The Associated Press reports Rollins won custom trophies including Top Tenor Saxophonist for his latest CD, "Road Shows, Vol, 2," and Musician of the Year, for the second year in a row.According to the news outlet, Rollins was unable to attend the ceremony because he was moving into a new home, ...
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