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Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year

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The Man and the Award
1938 Magazine Judges
1938 Magazines Judges

The beginnings of the Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award trace back to 1918 and the founding of Alumni Magazines Associated—a group of editors from 40 colleges and universities who came together to cooperatively solicit advertisers to fund their then fledgling publications. In 1927, this group became part of the American Alumni Council—a predecessor to CASE-and its purpose expanded to sharing best practices and rewarding innovative ideas among alumni magazines.

Robert Sibley
Robert Sibley

The first awards focusing on editorial excellence and achievement by alumni magazines were awarded by the American Alumni Council in 1929. More than 100 magazines competed for awards recognizing best editorial and best story on the achievement of an alumnus, among other topics. California Monthly—the predecessor publication to California, the alumni publication of the University of California, Berkley—took home top honors for articles about alumni. Robert Sibley was the editor of the winning publication.

 After many years and awards for his work at California Monthly, Sibley went on to serve as editor of the American Alumni Council's journal. In 1943, Sibley initiated the magazine of the year award, which now bears his name, and remains the highest award for excellence in the field.
 

Source-Alma Mater: Journal of the American Alumni Council, Number 27, May 1968

 


Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Winners

1943 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Sidney C. Hayward, editor

Dartmouth Magazine
1943: Inaugural Sibley Winner

1944 Technology Review (MIT), Frederick Fassett, Jr., editor

1945 Ohio State University Monthly, John Fullen, editor

1946 Rutgers Alumni Monthly, Elizabeth Durham, editor

1947 Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Leonard Schick, editor

1948 Harvard Alumni Bulletin, William Bentinck Smith, editor

1949 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Charles Widmayer, editor

1950 Vassar Alumnae Magazine, Constance Ellis, editor

1951 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Corbin Gwaltney, editor

1952 University of Chicago Magazine, Donald Morris, editor

1953 Princeton Alumni Weekly, Philip Quigg, editor

1954 The New Hampshire Alumnus, Franklin Heald, editor

1955 Sooner Magazine (Univ. of Oklahoma), David Burr, editor

1956 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Corbin Gwaltney, editor

1957 University of Chicago Magazine, Felicia Antonelli, editor

1958 Barnard Alumnae Magazine, Marian Poverman, editor

1959 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Corbin Gwaltney, editor

1960 The Emory Alumnus, Randolph Fort, editor

1961 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Ronald Wolk, editor

1962 Washington University Magazine, Frank O'Brien, editor

1963 Columbia College Today, George Keller, editor

1964 Columbia College Today, George Keller, editor

1965 Columbia College Today, George Keller, editor
           Johns Hopkins Magazine, Anthony Neville, editor

1966 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Anthony Neville, editor

1967 California Monthly (UC Berkeley), Andrew Pierovich, editor

1968 Yale Alumni Monthly, William Hamilton Jones, editor

1969 Brown Alumni Monthly, Robert Reichley, editor

1970 Harvard Magazine, John Bethell, editor

1971 Harvard Magazine, John Bethell, editor

1972 Yale Alumni Monthly, William Zinsser, editor

1973 Brown Alumni Magazine, Robert Rhodes, editor

1974 Harvard Magazine, John Bethell, editor

1975 Harvard Magazine, John Bethell, editor
          Brown Alumni Monthly, Robert Rhodes, editor

1976 Brown Alumni Monthly, Robert Rhodes, editor

1977 Simmons Review, Dorothy Williams, editor

1978 Notre Dame Magazine, Ron Parent, editor

1979 Technology Review (MIT), John Mattill, editor

1980 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Elise Hancock, editor

1981 The Pennsylvania Gazette, Anthony Lyle, editor

1982 Notre Dame Magazine, Ron Parent, editor

1983 The Pennsylvania Gazette, Anthony Lyle, editor

1984 Technology Review (MIT), John Mattill, editor

1985 Technology Review (MIT), John Mattill, editor

1986 Duke Magazine, Robert Bliwise, editor

1987 Harvard Magazine, John Bethell, editor

1988 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Alan Sea, editor

1989 Duke Magazine, Robert Bliwise, editor

1990 Sallyport (Rice University), Suzanne Johnson, editor

1991 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Jay Heinrichs, editor

1992 Stanford magazine, Bruce Anderson, editor

1993 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Jay Heinrichs, editor

1994 Stanford Medicine, Don Gibbons, editor

1995 The Pennsylvania Gazette, Anthony Lyle, editor

1996 Stanford magazine, Robert Cohn, editor; Bruce Anderson, former editor

1997 Cornell Alumni Magazine, David Gibson, editor

1998 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Sue De Pasquale, editor

1999 Cornell Alumni Magazine, David Gibson, editor

2000 Stanford Magazine, Robert Cohn, former editor, Mark Robinson, acting editor

2001 Carleton College Voice, Teresa Scalzo, editor

2002 Brown Alumni Magazine, Norman Boucher, editor

2003 Gravity (Columbia College Chicago), Norman Alexandroff, editor

2004 Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin, Paula Byron, editor

2005 Portland (University of Portland), Brian Doyle, editor

2006 Denison Magazine (Denison University), Paul Pegher, editor

2007 The Penn Stater, Penn State Alumni Association, Tina Hay, editor

2008 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Dartmouth College, Sean Plottner, editor

2009 Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Shawn Presley, editor

2010 CAM, University of Cambridge, Mira Katbamna, editor

2011 Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Shawn Presley, editor

2012 University of Chicago Magazine, Amy Puma, editor

2013 Harvard Medicine, Harvard University, Ann Marie Menting, editor

2014 Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Shawn Presley, editor

2015 Johns Hopkins Magazine, Dale Keiger, editor

2016 UofTMed, Heidi Singer, editor