Widener Law Public Relations Officer Wins Award for Widener Magazine Article
Web Editor - Published: February 7, 2010
“It’s nice to win, but it’s great to win with this story,” says Widener Law Public Relations Officer Mary Allen of her bronze CUPPIE award in the Feature Article category for the article “Hometown Proud,” which appeared in the Spring 2009 volume of the Widener magazine. The article focused on Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. and the Selected Topics in Constitutional Law course that he taught at Widener Law as an adjunct professor.

The CUPPIE Awards, now in their 3rd year, are presented by CUPRAP, the Association of Communicators in Education. CUPRAP began in 1980 as the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, but the organization has since expanded to include 400 members from 100 different institutions across a variety of states. The CUPPIE Awards will be presented at CUPRAP’s annual conference, to be held March 10th through 12th at the Hotel Hershey.

Mary credited Debra Goldberg, the Editor of the Spring 2009 Widener Magazine, as instrumental in encouraging her to write the story. “I was happy to do it, and it was a lot of fun. It’s not every day that you get an assignment like that,” added Mary. In addition to Mary Allen’s award, Debbie Perreca, a graphic designer with the Office of University Relations on the Chester campus, received a silver award in the Electronic-Emerging New Media Category for her entry, “Alumni Birthday Greeting.”