College Division Earns Communications Awards

College Division Earns Communications Awards


SUNY Cortland’s Division of Institutional Advancement was recognized with four awards from the SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD), including Best of Category awards for news writing and annual reports.

The awards were presented at the 2012 Annual Awards for Excellence program at the SUNYCUAD conference held June 13 to 15 in Syracuse, N.Y.

The following awards were presented to the College:

In the Excellence in Writing category, Jennifer Wilson, associate director of public relations, received a General News Writing “Best of Category” award for her article, “Philanthropy Class Mixes Academics, Real World.” Also for Excellence in Writing, Frederic Pierce, public relations director, received a “Judges’ Citation” in the Feature Writing category for “NFL Coach Writes Musical Playbook.”

The SUNY Cortland Annual Report was recognized with a “Best of Category” award for Fundraising Publications: President’s/Annual Reports.

“SUNY Cortland Bus Wraps” earned a Judges’ Citation for Internal Communications Vehicles. The Division worked with other College departments to create striking “wraps” for new propane buses that featured SUNY Cortland’s red dragon and sustainability messaging.

Thirteen employees from SUNY Cortland attended the conference, which included professional development and networking opportunities for advancement professionals working in public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations and marketing.