2024 CUPRAP Award Winners

Our 2024 awards and scholarships were presented during our annual Spring Professional Development Conference. The awards were presented during a luncheon on March 14 in Lancaster. Congratulations to all of our deserving winners!

Joseph W. Donovan Rising Star Award
Caroline Ulrich, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Caroline Ulrich

Caroline Ulrich joined the Communications Department at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2022 as Digital Marketing Coordinator with the directive to take over the college’s primary social media accounts. In two years at the college, she has accomplished much more. In addition to revamping the institution’s social media platforms, Caroline took ownership of the college’s video needs, helmed an institution-wide image archiving initiative, and took charge of the college’s new mascot initiative. Caroline is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a bachelor’s degree in government and film.


Arthur V. Ciervo Award
Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer

Susan SnyderA Pulitzer Prize recipient, Susan Snyder has been covering education for the Philadelphia Inquirer since 1998, much of that time as the higher education reporter. During that time, higher education experienced unprecedented change. University presidents have come and gone, institutions have consolidated or closed, and enrollment demographics have shifted. The one constant has been Susan Snyder, who has delivered balanced, thorough, and insightful reporting on issues and trends impacting higher education. In addition, Snyder served as a panelist at several CUPRAP conferences and workshops, providing members with insight into the media’s coverage of higher education and valuable tips on how to pitch stories to her and other reporters. Susan is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.