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March 06, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU graphics staff earns five Educational Advertising Awards

Aaron Moore, graphic designer in the Slippery Rock University University Public Relations Office, won four Educational Advertising Awards, and Sandra Busch, publications manager in the PR office, won one Educational Advertising Award in competition sponsored by the HMR Publications Group.

HMR Publications Group is a source for marketing news and information from around the nation in the fields of higher education and healthcare marketing.

Moore scored a Gold Award for his “She Should Have Died that Night” poster promoting SRU’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program; a bronze for his logo design “Climb to New Heights” for SRU’s new student orientation program and two merit honors for his “Jazz Generations” poster for an SRU Jazz Ensemble concert and his CD-size calendar packet offering 12 photo cards of campus distributed by the SRU Office of Advancement to donors and potential donors.

Busch won for her design and layout of the winter 2012 edition of The ROCK, the University magazine. The edition featured Robert Smith, president emeritus of SRU and his “Legacy of Leadership.”

“Our staff designs some very interesting and very exciting promotional materials. Both Sandy and Aaron are involved in helping those on campus promote and draw audiences to programs, concerts, plays and recitals. These prestigious awards, in which they compete against both professional advertising agencies and other institutional designers nationally, are clear testimony to their talents and their efforts,” said Rita Abent, executive director of University Public Relations.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, close to 3,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Judges for the awards consisted of national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.