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Award of Excellence -  May 2017 Communicator Awards 

Tulane.edu won an Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the 23rd annual Communicator Awards, for launch of its rebuilt website. The Tulane web team had the buy-in of senior leadership and the campus community for a new website, but they needed a data-driven, comprehensive strategy for how to go about it. The finished site makes a strong visual impact, prominently highlights Tulane’s research, conveys the rich culture of its New Orleans campus, and offers visitors a streamlined navigation.  

Award of Merit, Digital Marketing - Dec 2016   EDU Digital Marketing Awards

Tulane University launched a new website in Fall 2016 with the assistance of mStoner. The finished site makes a strong visual impact, prominently highlights Tulane’s research, conveys the rich culture of its New Orleans campus, and offers visitors a streamlined navigation. Sponsored by the “Higher Education Marketing Report,” the EDU Digital Marketing Awards recognizes the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media, and social media. A national panel of industry specialists judges each submission on creativity, marketing execution, message impact, technology application, and innovation content.  

Award of Excellence, 2016 - Nov 2016  Public Relations Society of America, New Orleans chapter

The communications team at Tulane University was honored to receive an Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America's New Orleans chapter for "Katrina & Beyond," a special exhibit.  

Silver Anvil Award, 2009 Public Relations Society of America, New Orleans chapter

The New Orleans chapter of the PRSA awarded our team the prestigious Silver Anvile for the 2009 Unified Commencement ceremony. It marked the graduation of the "Katrina Class," who, as first-year students, were on campus only hours before they were forced to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina. The special ceremony was held in the Superdome and featured New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres, Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian, actress and host of television’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as the keynote speaker.  

Silver Anvil Award, 2009 - Nov 2009   Public Relations Society of America, New Orleans chapter

Our team created and designed Tulane on Track, on online fundraising campaign for the spring of 2009. This campaign won a prestigious Silver Anvil Award from the New Orleans chapter of the PRSA.  

Bronze Anvil, 2006 - June 2006   Public Relations Society of America

PRSA awarded our team the Bronze Anvil Award for “Evening of Distinction,” a closed-circuit televised variety-style show in March 2005 featuring distinguished Tulane alumni. The program, broadcast in alumni cities across the country, helped launch “Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University,” a $700 million fundraising effort in March 2005.    

Grand Gold Medal for Crisis Communications, 2006 - June 2006   Council for Advancement and Support of Secondary Education

In 2006, our Tulane University communications team was awarded the Grand Gold Medal for Crisis Communications by CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Secondary Education (the world's largest international association of educational institutions). This award honored our work during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when 11,000 students and 6,000 employees were scattered across the United States, Tulane's campuses were flooded, normal communications were disabled, and the infrastructure of New Orleans was destroyed. The storm flooded 70 percent of the Tulane campus, inflicted more than $650 million in damages and caused the university to shut down for an entire semester, the first such occurrence since the Civil War.  

Silver Anvil Award for Crisis Communications, 2006 - June 2006  Public Relations Society of America

In 2006, our team was awarded the Silver Anvil Award for Crisis Communications by the public Relations Society of America,the industry's highest honor, for our work inthe aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Tulane University's campus suffered major damage: its 11,000 students and 6,000 employees were scattered across the United States; and the infrastructure of New Orleans was destroyed. The university's emergency website was working only part of the time and the e-mail system was down. Cell phones from New Orleans' 504 area code were non-functioning. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the news media were clamoring for information. Our skeleton communications crew developed a multi-pronged, web-based communications plan. During the next four months communications proceeded in a non-stop effort to inform audiences about the university's status.   

Best Public Relations Campaign for 2005 New Orleans Press Club

“Evening of Distinction,” an alumni event produced by Tulane University in conjunction with local PR firm Mouton Media, was named "Best Public Relations Campaign for 2005" by the New Orleans Press Club. The event, held in March 2005 in New Orleans, was hosted by Tulane University President Scott Cowen and Tulane alumnus/actor Evan Farmer, who introduced pre-produced features on distinguished alumni such as Ambassador Lindy Boggs, actor Harold Sylvester, former Meet the Press moderator Bill Monroe, and others. The event was broadcast simultaneously to over 3000 Tulane alumni gathered at parties across the country.