Westminster College Announces Audio Visual Award Winner

Friday, May 2, 2008

Katie Hilliard, a senior individual interdisciplinary major, received the Westminster College 2008 Audio Visual Award for exceptional work to the campus and community.

Hilliard is a daughter of Wayne and Susan Hilliard of Zelienople and a graduate of Seneca Valley High School.

Gary Swanson, Westminster College director of audio visual services, said, "An annual ballot of nominees was reviewed by a panel of selected faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Katie's nominated work was deemed as 'most outstanding.'"

Hilliard served as publications and public relations manager in the audio visual department since May 2007, coordinating and initiating the department's new poster printing service.

"Ms. Hilliard has effectively run a smooth operation in the first year of this service, determining supplies, materials, and equipment needed for each job," Swanson added. "She appropriately coordinated services with outside vendors for special projects, and managed the production schedule and job orders to expedite timely processing of all jobs. As the person responsible for the design of all audio visual publications, her efforts in developing an entire visual package for all department print materials deserves special recognition."

Hilliard received a framed certificate and bookstore gift certificate. Her name will be added to the permanent award plaque on display in the audio visual department.

Contact Swanson at (724) 946-7188 or e-mail gswanson@westminster.edu for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 366 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

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Katie Hilliard and Gary Swanson