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Eye in the Sky (Drone II)

Eye in the Sky won a gold Educational Advertising Award in the "Special Video" category.

SRU Communication and Public Affairs Office wins eight national Educational Advertising awards


March 15, 2016

we've got your number ad

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of University Communication and Public Affairs staff have won eight national Educational Advertising Awards for communication projects, including posters, magazine ads and videos promoting a myriad of campus events.

A quartet of Gold Awards were secured, including:

  • Magazine ad (single), "We've Got Your Number," created by Sandra Busch, graphic communication director for the Office of University Communication and Public Affairs
  • Total athletic program, "2015 Football Game Day," created by Jon Holtz, director of athletic communication
  • Imprinted materials, "Homecoming collateral," created by Aaron Moore, digital design director
  • Special video, "Eye in the Sky (Drone II)," that was art directed by Karl Schwab, retired public relations specialist, in partnership with videographer Ryan McIntyre
homecoming postcard

Busch also brought home a Silver Award for her total advertising package for "History Series on Right and Liberties," while Moore partnered with Darcy White, director of web communication and development, on the Silver Award-winning social media campaign for "Mascot Madness: Rocky's Campaign." White also collected a Bronze Award for his development of SRU's official website,

Student worker Chenoa Gregory, a senior from Freeport, captured a Silver Award for her poster, "Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert."

faculty dance poster
2015 Football Game Day

 Higher Education Marketing Report sponsors the Education Advertising Awards. This year, more than 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
These latest accolades bring the number of awards won by SRU University Communication and Public Affairs staff this year to 12, including those previously announced by CUPRAP.

"These awards are especially meaningful for two reasons," said Rita Abent, executive director for the Office of Communication and Public Affairs. "First, they are judged by a panel of experts from across the U.S. and second, our in-house staff competes against professional agencies. I am extremely proud of the work our student and professional staff do in support of advancing the institution's reputation in the marketplace."

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