Lycoming College wins two public relations awards

The Lycoming College Office of College Relations earned two awards during the 27th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. This year, the total public relations campaign for Lycoming's new admissions pieces was honored with a gold award and the annual President's Report received a bronze award.

All of the pieces were designed by Murray Hanford, publications manager. He has worked at the College since 1991 and has earned more than 60 awards for excellence in publications and new media pieces.

Awards were given to those entrants whose programs and materials display exceptional quality, creativity and message effectiveness. Lycoming won the awards in competition with colleges that have less than 2,000 students. Gold awards were given to only 201 institutions.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the nation. This year, more than 2,900 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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