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2016 Award of Excellence, Leadership and Management
Martha Filipic

Martha Filipic is a writer for the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She has received numerous awards in addition to the respect and admiration of her ACE colleagues.

She earned a Silver “Circle of Excellence” award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and her weekly “Chow Line” food and nutrition column won a first-place award in writing from the National Association of Press Women.

For over 28 years, Filipic has supported her unit’s growth and leadership in agricultural communications. Her contributions have advanced OSU’s reputation as one of the leading programs in the nation.

Filipic has also supported her colleagues in ACE providing advice and support to dozens of writers, communicators, and leaders. In ACE, she has demonstrated excellence in leadership across a number of roles. She was chair of the Writing SIG in 1994-95. She served as program chair for the 1997 ACE/NETC/ACT conference in Cleveland, Ohio, and was awarded the 1997 ACE Writing Award of Excellence. She served as ACE president from 2000-2001.

She has served as secretary for the North Central Extension and Research Activity (NCERA) Issues Management project team for the last eight years. Her tireless and thorough attention to details has kept the project on track and its participants focused on its mission. The impact: a new ACE Critique and Awards category in issues management and crisis communications and contributions to a soon-to-be launched online issues management curriculum.

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