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VSB Selected as a Winner of Two 2021 CUPPIE Awards for Creative Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Villanova, Pa., June 21, 2021 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was selected as a winner of two 2021 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 14th annual CUPPIE competition drew entries from dozens of national colleges, universities and independent schools, and is highly competitive. VSB was recognized among the nearly 360 submissions for the following entries:

“At VSB, we understand the value of marketing and communication strategies that highlight our world-class faculty and unparalleled student experience,” said Cathy J. Toner, JD, assistant dean, Talent & Staff Development, Community and External Outreach. "We are honored to receive external recognition for our efforts and strive to continue sharing VSB’s story in a way that connects with our audiences."

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #5, and its online MBA program is ranked #17 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