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Transylvania website, presidential inauguration project and publications receive awards

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Transylvania University communications office received Grand Champion awards for its website design and implementation, website homepage and presidential inauguration project in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education-Kentucky’s annual awards ceremony December 9 in Lexington. Transylvania also received Award of Excellence recognition for its presidential inauguration invitation and presidential inauguration program and the Special Merit award for Transylvania magazine.

Transylvania’s redesigned and reorganized website was launched in July with special attention to the needs of prospective students, alumni, students’ families, the news media and the general public. The site’s homepage features a clean, simple and image-centric design that emphasizes the university’s urban location, distinguished history and positive outcomes. The website was the work of Web Development Manager Mariana Shochat with content contributed by Web Writer/Editor Jesse Darland and other members of the communications team.

The presidential inauguration project included more than 40 unique pieces, including the award-winning invitation and program. The material was a joint effort of the communications office: Associate Vice President Sarah Emmons, Publications Director Martha Baker, Writer/Editor Bill Bowden, Public Relations Associate Mollie Eblen, Graphic Designer Barbara Grinnell, Editorial Assistant Tyler Young, Shochat and Darland.

“We are delighted that our communications staff has been recognized once again for its outstanding results,” said President R. Owen Williams. “Transylvania has a long history of producing award-winning work, and I’m proud to see that tradition continue.”

The award winners were selected from more than 150 entries submitted by public and private colleges throughout the state.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

12/13/2011

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