University Park, IL,
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Governors State takes top advertising awards

Educational Advertising Awards are nation’s largest


(University Park, Ill.) -- The nation’s largest educational advertising awards competition recognized Governors State University’s (GovState) new tagline announcing “We Are GovState” with gold and silver awards in the 39th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.

Additionally, the University’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) won a silver award for its 2023 edition of “Make Someone's Life Better- College of Health & Human Services” annual magazine. And, the College of Business took gold for a program to promote its annual “Reimagining Electric Vehicle” event.

The program featured speakers and infographics for the conference where industry leaders come together to discuss trends with electric vehicles.

In its magazine, CHHS showcases its highlights and accomplishments, including historical stroke awareness legislation and fundraisers, in 24 colorful pages.

In 2023, the University, formerly known as GSU informally, rebranded itself as GovState to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the University's expansion to a four-year institution. 

Leaders said GovState more accurately captures the identity of Governors State and aligns with the email nomenclature. The new tagline was rolled out in a direct mail postcard, as well as a Chicago Bulls magazine for gold and silver awards, respectively.

GovState was one of more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from 50 states  and several foreign countries to submit 20000 entries.

Gold EduAdAwards went to 480 entries; silver to 278 entries, and bronze to 179 winners. 

Jen DiSandro, Director of Marketing at GovState, said she’s excited about the awards.

“The Marketing & Communications Department at GovState is honored to be recognized at such a high level for print versions of the We Are GovState and other campaigns. On behalf of our team, I thank University leadership for allowing us run with our creativity to promote programs. We are excited to be recognized, we are proud to make an impact, but most importantly….WE ARE GOVSTATE!”

Zion Banks