Lycoming wins public relations awards

Lycoming wins public relations awards

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The Lycoming College Office of College Relations has been recognized with awards from two organizations for its work on several public relations pieces.

The College received four honors during the 25th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The admissions brochure, "Lyco by the Majors," earned a gold award and was selected as one of the Best of Show pieces. The President's Report and the Science Saturday flash received merit recognition. Lycoming won the awards in competition with colleges that have less than 2,000 students.

In the annual competition sponsored by CUPRAP–The Association of Communicators in Education, Lycoming won three gold CUPPIE Awards in the Emerging and New Media category for its Admissions Science Saturday Preview, Annual Fund Solicitation and Homecoming/Reunion flashes.

The pieces were created by Murray Hanford, Lycoming's publications manager. He has worked at the College since 1991 and has earned more than 55 awards for excellence in publications and new media pieces. Jerry Rashid, director of college relations, serves as editor of the President's Report.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the nation. This year, more than 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Founded in 1980, CUPRAP is an organization of communications professionals from colleges, universities and independent schools dedicated to advancing the understanding of higher education and enhancing the professional development of its members. The organization has nearly 400 members from 100 institutions who work in public relations, media relations, marketing, publications, sports information, web and graphic design, and more.