By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s City, MD- St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Office of Institutional Advancement, led by Vice President Carolyn Curry, has won four awards in the 35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.

The increasingly-popular Hawktoberfest earned a silver award in the Special Event category and this past Giving Tuesday earned a bronze award in the Fund-Raising Campaign category. The campaigns were 100 percent cre

ated and executed by the Institutional Advancement team.  Two awards were submitted on behalf of St. Mary’s College by its marketing partner Creative Communication Associates. Under the category of Total Recruitment Package – the College’s viewbook, travel piece, and LEAD brochure – a silver award was earned.

This fall’s open house advertising campaign was awarded a bronze award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category. Partly because of the campaign, which prominently launched the College’s new brand, the fall 2019 open houses saw an increase of 72 percent in attendance by prospective students over the previous year.

The Annual Educational Advertising Awards is sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, over 2,350 entries were received from over 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Higher Education Marketing Report has been the nation’s leading marketing publication for higher education marketing professionals for 35 years. Curry was recently featured in the November/December edition of the Report. In the interview, Curry discusses launching St. Mary’s College’s new brand as The National Public Honors College.

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