VU News and Communications wins five awards at state conference

Vanderbilt Public Affairs Officer Ann Marie Deer Owens with TCPRA President Julia Wood at the 2012 TCPRA conference at MTSU. Image courtesy of MTSU News.

Vanderbilt News and Communications received five communication awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at its spring meeting May 17-18.

Research News @ Vanderbilt won the silver award for Best Web Page/Site. Also receiving a silver award in the category of Best Media Success Story was the entry “Lamar Alexander donates pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt Libraries/Come on along exhibit.”

Vanderbilt View received a bronze award for Best Newsletter (printed). Other bronze winners were “That’s Vanderbilt” for Best Radio/TV Show or Newscast and “Vanderbilt libraries now food friendly” in the category of Best News Release.

More than 150 entries were submitted by universities and colleges across the state for the annual competition, which was judged by advertising, marketing and public relations professionals not affiliated with any particular school.

The conference “Revolutionize Your Brand” was hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.

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