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Student Literary Magazine Awarded Top Honor

Posted on 3/15/2017 1:18:47 PM

Woodcrest Magazine 2015-16RADNOR, Pa. (March 15, 2017)—Cabrini University’s student literary magazine—Woodcrest—earned a Gold Crown award, the highest recognition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

Out of 1,100 publications, Cabrini was one of only 17 universities to receive the CSPA’s most preeminent honor.

Judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing, the 2015-16 publication of Woodcrest received the Gold Crown for the College Digital Magazine category with only one other university.

“I am grateful that our most talented students are being recognized on a national level,” said Michelle Filling-Brown, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor of the English Department.  “To win a Gold Crown Award is a significant achievement, especially considering that we were shortlisted with elite schools like Northwestern University, University of Oregon, SCAD, and Baruch College.”

Published annually, students cultivate the digital publication of Woodcrest through writing, publishing, and editing courses. For the 2015-16 edition, Sarah Alstrom (’16) and Anthony Lauder (’16) served as editors. Amy Persichetti, EdD, Assistant Professor of English, is the faculty advisor.

“Every edition of Woodcrest has its own special imprint, created by the students and editors who worked on it,” said Persichetti. “I am thrilled to add another CSPA Gold Crown to our legacy, but I am uniquely impressed by these students. Our editors and staff showed leadership, cooperation, and tremendous initiative working on this edition. It is gratifying that their work not only meets national standards of excellence, but surpasses them.”

The project-based learning courses are available each year. This is Cabrini’s sixth CSPA honor in 10 years and its third Gold Crown.

To view the award-winning website, visit woodcrestmagazine.com


About Cabrini University

Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.