Awards

Another CUPRAP membership perk is the opportunity to enter your institution’s work in our prestigious CUPPIE Awards Competition.  Winners are presented with their awards at the Thursday awards dinner our annual Spring Professional Development Conference.  We also offer the Communications Internship Award for Students of Color, The Ciervo Award for support and advancement of higher education, the Don Hale Award for service to CUPRAP and the Joseph W. Donovan Young Professional/Rising Star Award for a young professional with great potential under the age  of 40.


CUPPIE Awards

Awarded to a public relations professional, president, higher education advocate, public official or outstanding faculty or staff member who exemplifies CUPRAP’s fundamental purposes of supporting and advancing the understanding of higher education. The award is named in honor of Arthur V. Ciervo, founder and first president of CUPRAP.

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Art Ciervo Award

Awarded to a public relations professional, president, higher education advocate, public official or outstanding faculty or staff member who exemplifies CUPRAP’s fundamental purposes of supporting and advancing the understanding of higher education. The award is named in honor of Arthur V. Ciervo, founder and first president of CUPRAP.

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Don Hale Award

Awarded annually to a CUPRAP member who has significantly contributed to the organization. The award is named in honor of Don Hale, CUPRAP’s second president, and for 20 years thereafter, editor of its newsletter.

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Joseph W. Donovan Rising Star Award

This award, started in 2011, will recognize a person with great potential in a communications field. The winner must be under 40 years old and must have been in higher education less than five years. In addition to a plaque, the winner will also be awarded a scholarship (complimentary registration)…

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Communications Internships

Recognizing the need to attract more persons of color to communications professions, the College and University Public Relations and Affiliated Professionals (CUPRAP) sponsors the Communications Internship Award for Students of Color. This program is intended to make it financially easier for students of color to obtain valuable internship experience in…

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