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VSB Selected as a Winner of Four 2019 CUPPIE Awards for Creative Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Villanova, PA., February 8, 2019 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was selected as a winner of the 2019 CUPPIE awards for creative excellence in marketing and communications in education by the College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP).

CUPRAP is comprised of nearly 350 communications professionals dedicated to advancing the understanding of higher education and representing more than 100 institutions. The 12th annual CUPPIE competition drew entries from dozens of national colleges, universities and independent schools, and is highly competitive. VSB was recognized among the 415 submissions for the following entries:

“VSB recognizes the value of marketing and communication strategies that help showcase our esteemed faculty and exceptional student experience,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. "We are honored to receive recognition for our efforts and look forward to continue sharing our story in an effective way that resonates with our audiences."

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and its online specialty graduate business programs are ranked #2, and its online MBA program is ranked #13 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit