Monday, May 10, 2010

SXU Office of University Relations wins prestigious Golden Trumpet award

Winning entry: “Saint Xavier University Cougars Football”

Saint Xavier Golden Trumpet Award winners (L to R) – Robert Tenczar, Vice President of University Relations, Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations, Rob Huizenga, Sports Information Director, Richard Ducat, Assistant Director of Media Relations.

Chicago May 10, 2010) The Publicity Club of Chicago’s 2010 Golden Trumpet Awards program named Saint Xavier University’s Office of University Relations and its Media Relations Department a Golden Trumpet winner at its 51st Annual Golden Trumpet Awards Luncheon on Fri., May 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The Golden Trumpet Awards is the premier awards competition for Chicago’s public relations and communications professionals. The coveted awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity and execution in 22 categories.

Saint Xavier’s winning entry is “Saint Xavier University Cougars Football” in the “Video News Releases and Films” category. The entry was a compilation of comprehensive Chicago TV News coverage originating from video highlights of SXU’s Cougars football team from its historic 2009 season. The Cougars finished 13-1 overall, sweeping through the regular season with a perfect 11-0 mark for the first time in team history and were ranked as high as No. 4 in the NAIA’s weekly Top 25 Poll, according to the SXU Athletics Department’s Sports Information Office

“We are sincerely grateful for the strong working relationships that we have with all the Chicago television stations,” said Jay Foot, executive director of Media Relations.

“The Golden Trumpet Awards is the most prestigious of its kind in the Midwest,” said Robert Tenczar, vice president of University Relations. “We are pleased to accept this distinguished award and grateful to the Publicity Club of Chicago for this honor.”

According to the Publicity Club of Chicago Web site, “The Golden Trumpet Awards vividly demonstrate that the creativity and innovative programming by Chicago and Midwest public relations professionals lead the nation in inspired work and enviable results.”



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
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