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Saint Xavier University Relations wins Publicity Club of Chicago Golden Trumpet Award

Non-profit Annual Reports Category

news story imageChicago (May 15, 2008)--Saint Xavier University's Office for University Relations was awarded a Golden Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago for excellence in the category of “Non-profit Annual Reports.”  

The SXU entry was one of more than 200 submitted from throughout the Midwest. The 2007 annual report titled, “Success with Purpose,” tells stories of how members of the Saint Xavier community benefit from the Eight Strategic Directions and experience success with purpose. The annual report was written by Melissa Fraterrigo, senior editor, and designed by Andrea Vehe, publications director. 

The award was presented during the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 49th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 9, at The Palmer House Hilton. The ceremony honored the creative and innovative programming performed by public relations and communications professionals in Chicago. 

“I am proud of the commitment to excellence by our University Relations staff,” said Saint Xavier President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “We have a first-class team of public relations professionals dedicated to telling the story of our University.” 

The nation’s largest independent public relations organization, the Publicity Club of Chicago awards the Golden Trumpet Award for excellence in planning, creativity and execution to corporate and nonprofit organizations in the Midwest.

Photo from left to right: Andrea Vehe, SXU publications director and Melissa Fraterrigo, SXU senior editor. 

Contact: Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.