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National Award Honors Calaway's Contribution to Publishing

Posted Aug. 13, 2018

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute Director of Communications and Public Relations J. Adam Calaway received the 2018 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) Award of Excellence in Publishing and Graphic Design at this year's conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the field of publishing, as well as leadership and involvement in ACE.

"On behalf of the Noble Research Institute, we congratulate Adam on receiving this award. It is a tremendous accomplishment," said Bill Buckner, Noble Research Institute president and chief executive officer. "Adam continues to distinguish himself as one of the top leaders in the communications and public relations community."

Calaway has contributed to the field of publishing by establishing Noble's award winning Legacy magazine more than 12 years ago and serving as its editor and a writer since inception. He also serves as editor of the organization's annual report. Each publication has received numerous awards as part of ACE's critique and awards program.

In the past eight years, Calaway's writing in publications has won 13 awards, including six golds. His most recent story "Miracles and Magnolias" received this year's gold in writing for magazines, and the Outstanding Professional Skill (best in class) award for the writing division.

"I am honored to be recognized by the ACE community, my staff and my peers," Calaway said. "Our founder, Lloyd Noble, said, 'That no individual builds anything worthwhile by his effort alone,' and that is truly the case here. All credit goes to the amazingly talented Noble communications team who I have the privilege of working with every day."

Calaway leads Noble's communications department that has won a collective 70 ACE awards during the last six years, including 30 golds. His team has also won six ACE outstanding professional skill awards.

Calaway began his career in newspaper journalism at the Lawton Constitution before branching into communications/public relations, first for Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and then for the Noble Research Institute. He has been with Noble since 2006.

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Adam CalawayNoble Research Institute Director of Communications and Public Relations J. Adam Calaway received the 2018 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) Award of Excellence in Publishing and Graphic Design at this year's conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator
580-224-6294

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