Lexington, Ky.—Two Transylvania University publications—the admissions viewbook and Transylvania magazine—received first place honors the Public Relations Society of America-Thoroughbred Chapter’s 2011 awards competition. PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.
This is the second award for the viewbook this year. It received the Award of Excellence and was a Grand Award finalist in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District III awards competition in February. The district includes public and private colleges and independent schools in nine southeastern states.
“The PRSA awards are especially meaningful because they prove that our publications compare favorably with those produced by business, industry, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and consulting firms—not just educational institutions,” said Sarah Emmons, associate vice president of communications and public relations at Transylvania. “I’m delighted that they have once again been judged among the top in the region.”
The viewbook provides a comprehensive introduction to Transylvania for prospective students. Transylvania magazine is published three times a year and highlights campus events and successful alumni. Both were 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.