PSU’s College of Graduate Studies Earns National Advertising Awards

March 2nd, 2010 by Adam

PSU’s College of Graduate Studies advertising efforts have been nationally recognized by the Higher Education Marketing Report Advertising Awards competition. The Educational Advertising Awards are the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. Three PSU publications were honored, including:

Gold – 2009 Graduate Course Schedule Series (Sandy Coe, designer)

Bronze – New Student Admissions Piece (Square Spot Design of Manchester, NH, designers)

Merit – College of Graduate Studies E-newsletter (Elena Marrotte, designer/programmer)

Heidi Pettigrew, College of Graduate Studies Marketing Manager, said the awards reflect PSU’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to graduate students.

“This is a wonderful honor. Over the past few years, we’ve worked collaboratively to create a family of print and electronic publications that is both visually appealing and informative. This recognition encourages us to continue exploring creative ways to connect with the graduate community,” Pettigrew said.

This year, over 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Gold awards were granted to 218 schools and silver awards were awarded to 190 schools. Additionally, 170 schools were recognized with a bronze award. Judges for the Educational Advertising 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.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or

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