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Susquehanna University Earns Top Honors for Communications

March 5, 2010

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University recently earned four “CUPPIE” awards from the Association of Communicators in Education (CUPRAP) in its third annual competition. The CUPPIES recognize creative excellence in marketing and communications in education.

Susquehanna’s Office of University Communications earned two gold awards: one in the Electronic Media/Web site category for the result of a comprehensive site redesign that debuted in August 2009, and one in the Print/Viewbook category for its primary recruitment publication, “Designed to Serve.” A bronze award for Feature Article went to “From the Brink: Danielle Keener MacGuire Takes Back the Night,” written by Gerald S. Cohen, associate vice president for communications, for the Spring 2009 issue of Currents magazine. In the PR/Media Relations Campaign category, another bronze went to Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities media package, which included a news release, articles, rack cards, Web link and video promoting the school’s new cross-cultural study-away program.

“It’s tremendously gratifying that Susquehanna is getting such recognition,” said Cohen. “Our Board of Trustees set a goal several years ago to spread the word that this institution is a great place to receive an education. The efforts of the communications staff have been directed at fulfilling the board’s goal, and I think we are seeing evidence that the hard work is paying off.”

Award recipients will be honored at a dinner during the CUPRAP annual conference March 11 in Hershey.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.


Karen M. Jones


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