IGRC Communications wins six awards


NEW ORLEANS -- IGRC Communications won six awards in the 2017 United Methodist Association of Communicators awards for communication in 2016.

Graphic designer Kim Halusan won three awards, including a first place award for newsletters among conferences and local churches. The award was for the newsletter Where Miracles Happen for the IGRC Camping program.

Halusan also garnered a third-place award for her design of a booklet for the Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling and shared with IGRC Director of Communication Ministries Paul Black a third-place award for The Current among conference and local church magazines. Due to the changeover in format in mid-2015, The Current is now classified as a magazine and not a newspaper.

Black also won a first-place award for his work with the IGRC Board of Ordained Ministry for the board's candidacy mobile app and a second-place award in the same category for the 2016 Annual Conference app which utilizes www.sched.org. This app will be used again at the 2017 Annual Conference.

Black also earned a third-place award for his story on McKendree University men's baskeball coach Harry Statham, which appeared in the March 2016 issue of The Current.