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December 5, 2016 @ 2:41PM

Under one roof: a branded house or house of brands?

Higher education administration often grapples with the naming of buildings, etc. across campus. Should the institution be a branded...

November 30, 2016 @ 3:19PM

Helping your brand succeed in a micro-moment world

The micro-moment digital world is changing the way brands plan their marketing. These are the three things your brand...

What They’re Saying

Cathy Skitko

Director of Communications, The Hill School

I first became involved with CUPRAP more than 20 years ago when I worked at a small liberal arts college.  When I left that position to become Director of Communications at an independent college preparatory boarding school, I wanted to remain involved with CUPRAP – even though, at that time, other secondary schools were not yet members.   I knew CUPRAP would continue to be an invaluable professional resource.  CUPRAP conferences are best in class in terms of offering relevant information, training, networking, and inspiration.  Furthermore, the culture of CUPRAP is  very collaborative and collegial.

Terry Day

Media & Public Relations Director, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

When I started at Mansfield in 1999, one of the first things my then boss Dennis Miller did was have me fill out a CUPRAP membership application. Since joining I have found CUPRAP to be the most generous organization I’ve ever been a part of. The members are willing to share and truly support each other. I have learned so much, made so many friends and having the opportunity give back to this great organization has been the highlight of my professional career.

Gale Martin

Director of Communications and Marketing, Harcum College

“CUPRAP has been invaluable to me throughout my career. I learn new things at every session and have made invaluable connections with influential reporters and other experts who have greatly helped me and my institution over the years. The time you make to attend and be present at CUPRAP events is a really smart investment in your career and in the success of your organization.”

Noel Sarah Dietrich

Director of Communications, Wilmington Montessori School

I attended my first CUPRAP conference two months into my first job in educational communications, and almost 10 years later, continue to be grateful to be part of this organization. Through CUPRAP, I’ve stayed up-to-date on the latest practices in our field, found mentors and formed lasting friendships. I look forward to remaining part of this amazing group throughout my career!

Rosalee Rush

Ph.D. Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Bloomsburg University

Membership in CUPRAP has afforded me the opportunity to learn, lead and demonstrate my professional knowledge and skills. The annual conference is a great way to network and develop professional relationships and friendships. Through my membership I’ve had the chance to serve my profession as a conference presenter and my colleagues as a member of the board of directors.

Adam Zewe

Writer/Editor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

I decided to join CUPRAP because I wanted a way to share ideas and interact with my peers at other colleges and universities. What I have found is a true community of people who are not only great communicators, but are also dedicated to the constant improvement of our craft. I have enjoyed the chance to talk shop with communicators of so many different backgrounds, who have so many different approaches to problem solving. Being a member of CUPRAP has enabled me to take on new challenges — from social media to magazine publishing — with a healthy set of fresh ideas.