RUTH NELSON HONORED BY ALMA MATER
Ruth Nelson, who joined NESC as a consultant in 2008 and has been working on Special Projects for the organization, has been given the Distinguished Business Alumnus Award by the University of Wisconsin, at a Gala at the business school in Madison. According to the school, “this award recognizes graduates of the Wisconsin School of Business who achieve outstanding success in their careers and have given back in meaningful ways to the community and UW-Madison campus. It is the highest honor given by the school.”
Ruth has held executive positions at Time, Inc. and at its American Family Publishers subsidiary. She is also active in Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she headed its Center for Christian Studies from 1999 to 2007.
DOROTHY PHILIPS, OUR HALL OF FAMER
Dorothy Philips, an active NESC consultant, has been named to the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. This honor is accorded to only three individuals each year; Dorothy is one of a small handful of women who have received it.
Following a stint in academia Dorothy worked for two advertising agencies, and opened her own agency, Philips Healthcare Communications, in 1990. She is particularly known for her work promoting vaccines. In 2012 Dorothy retired from formal agency work. She remains an active board member for Lighthouse International.
Dorothy has MBA and PhD degrees from NYU. She won a Ford Foundation grant for her PhD study of promotional tools in healthcare communications.