Professional & Continuing Studies

Images of award-winning printed pieces
The 20 Delaware Press Association awards won by the UD PCS/Graduate College marketing and communications team included four selections that also received national recognition from the National Federation of Press Women.

Articles, publications, ads and artwork recognized by DPA and NFPW

The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS)/Graduate College marketing and communications team has been recognized with 20 awards from the Delaware Press Association (DPA) and four awards from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

Cindy Dolan, art director, earned eight honors for her artwork, while Adam S. Kamras and Nora Zelluk, communications specialists, received seven and two awards, respectively for their writing in the statewide competition. In addition, three of the 20 awards in the annual DPA Communications Contest were presented to the whole UD PCS/Graduate College marketing and communications team, which is led by Steven M. Kendus, director, marketing and communications; and — along with Dolan, Kamras and Zelluk — includes Sherrie Fauvelle, data analyst; Tim Nelson, marketing assistant; and Eric Tommer, digital communications specialist. Based on a point system that took into account the number of entries per category, Dolan and Kamras finished in a third-place tie with two other entrants in the overall DPA Communications Contest, which had 184 entrants.

Katherine Ward, executive director of the Delaware Press Association, commended the continual achievements of the UD PCS/Graduate College marketing and communications team during the recent DPA Awards Ceremony.

“This is a prolific group of people,” said Ward. “They won a lot of awards this year just as they have in a number of other years.”

The DPA accolades included six first-place selections that advanced to the annual NFPW National Communications Contest to be judged against winners from other states: the team’s UD PCS Fall 2020 Programs and Courses Guide, Dolan’s Helping our region recover illustration and July 2020 information session full-page ad in Delaware Today, and Kamras’ “Design Thinking Workshop,” “UD PCS helping region recover” and “UD PCS drone program wins regional award” articles.

In the national competition, the team placed third in the Catalog, Manual or Handbook category, Dolan received an honorable mention award in the Graphics category, and Kamras placed second in the Ghost-written article category and received an honorable mention award in the Hobby category.

National awards

Following is a list of the four awards won by the UD PCS/Graduate College marketing and communications team in the annual National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest, which received over 2,000 entries:

Team

Cindy Dolan

Adam S. Kamras

State awards

Following is a list of the 20 awards won by the UD PCS/Graduate College marketing and communications team in the annual Delaware Press Association Communications Contest, which received about 300 entries:

Team

Cindy Dolan

Adam S. Kamras

Nora Zelluk

The Delaware Press Association is a network of more than 150 journalists, broadcasters, public relations specialists, graphic designers, photojournalists, educators, authors, poets and freelancers dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in communication and to protecting First Amendment freedoms. The annual DPA Communications Contest is open to all professional communicators in Delaware and encourages and rewards excellence in communication. The contest is judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality and provides communicators opportunities to compete in various categories.

The National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum. The NFPW Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communications in a wide range of categories. Entries are judged by leaders in their fields of expertise.