Moravian University’s Marketing and Communications team went up against some of the best—Swarthmore, Lehigh, Villanova, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg. And on the evening of March 14, 2024, the team won nine awards—including five gold—at the 2024 CUPPIE Awards for creative excellence in marketing and communications, held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

CUPPIES have been awarded annually since 2005 by CUPRAP, College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, “a voluntary organization of communications professionals from colleges, universities and independent schools dedicated to advancing the understanding of higher education and enhancing the professional development of its members,” states its website. The competition is judged by industry professionals with no vested interest in the participating institutions or the work they’ve submitted.

The Moravian University team won the following nine awards:


Outreach, Magazines—Moravian University Magazine, Fall 2023

Writing, Long Form Story—“Lost & Found” by Mike Zimmerman, fall 2023 cover story about Clean Juice co-founder and CEO Landon Eckles ’07

Outreach, Athletic Communications—“Why I Play: Tri Athlete” by Claire Kowalchik, about Catie Lovett ’25

Marketing/Advertising, Branding Campaign—Moravian University JustAsk campaign

Marketing/Advertising, Environmental Design—Moravian University admissions lobby


Digital Media, Website Redesign—digital edition Moravian University Magazine


Marketing/Advertising, Print Advertising—Moravian University Accept Packet

Outreach, Admissions Viewbooks—Moravian University Viewbook

Print/Postcards—“Catch you on a Monday” postcard for summer Mondays @ Moravian

Accepting the awards for Moravian, with unparalleled enthusiasm, were the following team members:

Claire Boucher, assistant director of social and digital media

Nick Chismar, photographer

Mike Corr, assistant vice president of marketing and communications

Chyna Geib, marketing project manager

Christie Jacobsen, director of marketing operations

Davin Jurgensen, associate director of marketing and content strategy

Claire Kowalchik, director of editorial content

Brooke Porcelli, art director

Congratulations to all!