SRU wins 17 Collegiate Advertising Awards


May 1, 2024

Slippery Rock University won 17 awards in the 2023 Collegiate Advertising Awards, a program that recognizes colleges and universities across the nation for excellence in communication, marketing, advertising and promotions.

Fifteen awards were for advertisements and marketing projects developed by SRU’s graduate recruitment leadership with the University’s advertising agency, Beyond Spots and Dots. They include the following categories (award level in parenthesis):

· Billboard Design – Series (Gold)

· Brochure – Multiple Pages (Gold)

· Educational Fairs (Gold)

· Invitations (Gold)

· Letterhead & Envelopes (Gold)

· Recruitment (Gold)

· Virtual Tours (Gold)

· Website Design (Gold)

· Brochure – Folded/Panels (Silver)

· Direct Mail – Single (Silver)

· Internet Advertising – Series (Silver)

· Newspaper Ad – Single (Silver)

· Outdoor Transit/Airport/Subway – Series (Silver)

· Special Events (Silver)

· TV/Video Advertising/PSA – Single (Bronze)

Additionally, Megan Cassioli, SRU interim director of graphic design, won gold for the Sunset Serenade Invitation in the Invitations category, and her student worker, Kalen Johnson, a senior art major from Kane, won silver for the Grecian Burns Theatre Production Poster in Poster/Display – Single category. More information and a complete list of winners is available at