YSU Magazine earns top award in national competition

magazine restartYoungstown State University’s quarterly alumni publication, YSU Magazine – A Magazine for Alumni and Friends, won a top national award in the 2013 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition.

YSU’s entry was chosen for a Gold Award in the university magazine series category for schools with enrollments between 10,001 and 20,000 students.

“Peer-reviewed honors like this are very rewarding,” said Mark W. Van Tilburg, executive director of the Department of Marketing Communications. “Our magazine staff has worked so hard to transform YSU Magazine into one of the best in the country.”

The magazine’s editor is Cynthia Vinarsky. Layout design artist is Renee Cannon, and Bruce Palmer is the magazine’s photographer. Ron Cole is the university’s public information officer.

magazine moleculesThe Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite program designed to recognize educational marketing professionals for excellence in 39 award categories that include print, web, video, television and social media. Judging is performed by a panel of design and education marketing professionals with decades of combined experience.

The annual contest typically attracts about 700 entries from colleges and universities nationwide.

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