Jesse C. Tuel, director of advancement communications at Emporia State University (ESU) in Emporia, Kan., has been named editor of "Virginia Tech Magazine"; "Virginia Issues and Answers," the university’s public policy magazine; and VT NetLetter, a monthly electronic alumni newsletter.

At ESU, Tuel edited and wrote for the university’s alumni magazine, "Spotlight;" produced Hornet News Update, an e-mail newsletter for alumni; prepared the Honor Roll of Donors & Annual Report; and directed the communications program for the Alumni Association and ESU Foundation that involved managing print and Web publications, videos, photography, marketing, alumni relations, donor relations, and news releases. He also served in 2008 as interim director of alumni relations.

Tuel was educated at ESU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in English.

In recent years, he was the advisor for Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma, which presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus award in 2006, and was a member of the national academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. He was also active in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI and received a number of CASE district awards for writing, his publications, graphic design, and photography.

In addition to his work in higher education, Tuel was a reporter for "The Emporia Gazette" and "The Chanute Tribune" and was recognized numerous times by the Kansas Press Association and Harris Enterprises for his news writing.

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