LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three Transylvania University publications received top honors at the Public Relations Society of America-Thoroughbred Chapter awards ceremony May 12 in Lexington. The winning publications were the admissions viewbook, Transylvania magazine and Transylvania Treasures, a periodical highlighting the university’s historic holdings and outstanding Transylvanians. PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.
This is the third honor for the viewbook and Transylvania Treasures. Both publications received a Grand Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)-District III in Atlanta in February. The district includes more than 500 educational institutions in eight states of the southeastern U.S. In December, the viewbook won a Grand Award at the CASE-Kentucky conference, Transylvania magazine won an Award of Excellence and Transylvania Treasures received an Award of Special Merit.
The publications are the work of publications director Martha Baker of Paris; and writer/editor Bill Bowden, graphic designer Barbara Grinnell and editorial assistant Lori-Lyn Hurley, all of Lexington. Transylvania Treasures was designed by Carin Lovell of By Design, Lexington.
“In the CASE competitions, our publications shined when compared with other educational institutions, while in the PRSA competition, they stacked up well against work produced by business, industry, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and consulting firms,” said Sarah Emmons, Transylvania public relations director. “I’m very proud of these results.”
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.