LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Transylvania University admissions viewbook received the Grand Champion award for printed publications in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education–Kentucky annual awards ceremony December 10 in Louisville. Transylvania also received the Award of Excellence for the admissions travel brochure and Transylvania magazine and the Special Merit award for the parents fund brochure.
The viewbook provides a comprehensive introduction to Transylvania for prospective students, and the travel brochure, which admissions counselors distribute at college fairs and other events, summarizes important points about the university. Transylvania magazine is produced three times a year and goes primarily to alumni and parents. The parents fund brochure helped the university raise a record number of gifts to support its library.
The winning works were all produced in-house by the university’s publications staff: Martha Baker, director; William Bowden, writer/editor; Barbara Grinnell, graphic designer; and Tyler Young, editorial assistant. The concept for the parents fund brochure was originated by Lori Burlingham, assistant director of development, and Susie Bullock, development writer.
“It was a thrill for our publications team to be recognized once again for their outstanding work,” said Sarah Emmons, Transylvania's associate vice president of communications and public relations. “Transylvania has a long history of producing award-winning publications and I’m delighted that the tradition continues.”
The award winners were selected from a pool of entries from 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.