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Penn State Fayette wins award for Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival

3/20/2009 —
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus was honored with a Gold CUPPIE Award in the Special Events category from CUPRAP: The Association of Communicators in Education. Penn State Fayette received the award for its “creative excellence in marketing and communications” of the Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival, which debuted at the campus September 27, 2008. The 2009 CUPPIE Awards were presented atCuppie AwardCUPRAP’s annual conference at the Hotel Hershey March 12. Penn State Fayette Public Relations Director Susan Brimo-Cox (left) received the award on behalf of the campus from CUPRAP President Barbara Marshall.

The Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival was planned by a committee of campus and community leaders to celebrate the music, arts and culture indigenous to the coal and coke region of southwestern Pennsylvania, and the pride and progress these industries fostered. A multigenerational and multicultural event, the festival featured a full day of music of all kinds, ethnic foods, regional arts and crafts, and activities for all ages. The 2009 Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival will be held September 19.

CUPRAP, founded in 1980 as the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, is an organization of communications professionals from colleges, universities, independent schools and other organizations involved in higher education in Pennsylvania and other states. CUPRAP has nearly 400 members representing 100 institutions.

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