LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three Transylvania University publications were honored at the Public Relations Society of America-Thoroughbred Chapter awards ceremony in May. “Transylvania” magazine and a “Transylvania Treasures” postcard packet received first place awards, while “Transylvania Treasures,” a publication that highlights items in the university’s Special Collections and Moosnick Medical and Science Museum, received second place. PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.
This is the second award for “Transylvania Treasures” postcards this year. In January, they received an award of special merit in a competition sponsored by District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. These awards were chosen from more than 700 entries submitted by colleges in nine states in the southeast U.S. The unique postcard package replicates the front covers of the first five issues of “Transylvania Treasures” and was mailed with the summer 2009 issue. They are the work of Transylvania publications director Martha Baker of Paris and Carin Lovell of By Design, Lexington.
“Transylvania” magazine is produced three times a year by the university’s publications staff, which included Baker, writer/editor William Bowden, graphic designer Barbara Grinnell and editorial assistant Lori-Lyn Hurley, all of Lexington.
“These awards confirm that our publications compare favorably to 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 them.”
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.