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Collector Magazine Wins Azbee Business
Publication Regional Award
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CA International's Collector
magazine won a 2018 Azbee
Award of Excellence regional silver
prize for its October 2017 cover design,
"Embracing the Hive Mind."
Sponsored by the American Society of
Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the
annual Azbee Awards honor excellence in
the business, trade and specialty press.
"The cover illustration being honored by
ASBPE was created by our design partner
The YGS Group for our feature story on
breaking down barriers between your
competitors and working together for the
greater good," said Anne Rosso May, editor
of Collector magazine. "It's one of my favorite
Collector magazine covers, and I'm thrilled
that ASBPE has recognized it."
The Azbee Upper Midwest award
winners were announced at ASBPE's
regional banquet on April 19 in Chicago.
This is the third year in a row that
Collector magazine has earned an Azbee
Pioneer Credit Recovery Employees
and Families Enjoy Reading Night
he Navient Foundation, the ACA
International member company's
philanthropic fund, recently
provided a $1,700 grant to the Pioneer
Central School District sixth annual Family
Reading Night in Arcade, N.Y.
The event aims to encourage reading and
promote literacy among students through
creative engagement. This year's program
theme was "Read, Know, Grow," with a
focus on the environment, according to a
news release from Navient.
"The grant ensures that our literacy
promotion does not stop when families leave
the school," said Stephanie Hogan, library
media specialist, Pioneer High School. "The
generous donation sends 150 families home
with event-related items, most notably
on-theme books for the students and their
families to read."
The school district also reports that the
evening provides a way to acknowledge
and celebrate the vital roles that families
play in promoting literacy and instills
a sense of community among families,
students and staff.
"Pioneer's Family Reading night has
always been a great experience for me and
my family," said Laura Neri, Navient. "My
daughters benefitted from the provided books
and activities. It is a fantastic way to promote
literacy and togetherness in a safe familyfriendly environment in our community."
Since its beginnings in 2012, the annual
event has made an impact in the lives of
more than a thousand students and their
family members, including those part of the
Pioneer Credit Recovery team, a Navient
subsidiary, in Arcade.
"The school staff put a lot of preparation
and thought into creating a few hours
after-school to continue instilling the love
and benefit of reading to students and
their families," said Amy Punnett, Navient.
Students of Pioneer Central Schools engage with interactive games
during Family Reading Night, an evening dedicated to promoting literacy.
"The event helped remind my eleven-yearold daughter that being a good reader is
important in everyday life."
Each year, organizers of the evening
incorporate a theme to demonstrate
the connections between reading and
other aspects of life. This year, students
participated in a workshop with the Buffalo
and Erie County Botanical Gardens, creating
arts and crafts, coding and competing in
trivia games. Past themes have focused on
science, health and wellness, music and art.