2023 UPCEA MEMS Award Recipients Announced

October 20, 2023

21 Recipients Chosen For Three Award Categories

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2023 — UPCEA, the online and professional education association, has announced the recipients of the 2023 Excellence in Enrollment Management Award, the Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Award, and the Excellence in Marketing Award

All three awards are sponsored by UPCEA’s Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Network. Recipients will be honored at the 2023 UPCEA MEMS: Marketing, Enrollment Management, Student Success conference, November 29-December 1 in Portland, Oregon.

“These remarkable individuals and organizations inspire us with their exceptional work in higher education marketing, enrollment, and diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Kayleigh Erickson, Student Enrolment Manager, University of Cambridge-ICE and 2023 MEMS Awards Subcommittee Chair. “We celebrate your outstanding contributions to our field!” 

The UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award recognizes an outstanding professional, continuing, and/or online organization (unit or individual) that models best practices and combines process excellence with superior results in enrollment management. 

The 2023 recipient is: 

  • IU Online Enrollment Management & Student Services
    Indiana University

The UPCEA Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Award recognizes institutions or departments that have dedicated their time and efforts to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their marketing, recruitment, communication, programming, student success/services and/or enrollment efforts. This award focuses on a commitment to equity, representation and inclusion in a school’s marketing, enrollment and/or student success/services. Award recipients will have shown increased and sustained success in recruiting and retaining underrepresented populations based on their marketing and/or student success/services.

The 2023 recipient is: 

  • Excellence in DEI Recruiting
    Brandy Chamberlain
    University of Louisville, Online Learning

The UPCEA Excellence in Marketing Award recognizes marketing campaigns that excel in creativity, execution, and impact. Regardless of institution size or budget, the award focuses on outstanding and effective marketing in the higher ed industry based upon overall creativity, messaging, results achieved by the campaign, and level of design.

The 2023 recipients are: 


  • ‘Take Note’ Digital Magazine
    Greg Faucher, Pat Healy, Talia Smith-Muller, Mike DeBenedictis, Brooke Larson
    Berklee Online


  • Razorbug Diploma Tour
    Marketing and Communications Team, Global Campus
    University of Arkansas
  • Vanderbilt School of Engineering Online Program Launch
    Jessica Beckmann
    Vanderbilt University
  • SJSU Online Brand Campaign
    Brian Cheung Dooley, Kristin Ede, Marc Montenegro, Tiffany Thaoxaochay
    San José State University
  • MSAI Launch Announcement – Earned Media Campaign
    Christine Sinatra, Lisa Lawrence, Bailey Dermanci, Sunshine Barber, Computer and Data Science Online Team 
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Summer Session Campaign
    Enrollment and Marketing Team
    Sacramento State University College of Continuing Education
  • Education That Works With You
    Washington State University Everett
  • Comprehensive Prospective Student Email Marketing Campaign
    Purdue University Online
  • Unrivaled in Alabama
    The UA Online Marketing Team
    The University of Alabama Online
  • Oregon State University Ecampus Student and Alumni Identities Campaign
    Oregon State University Ecampus
  • Becoming a Culture Change Agent: Harnessing the Power of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Suffolk University
    Suffolk University CCPE and Archer Education


  • Alumni Spotlight: Kim Hawk, The Lineage Project
    University of Washington Continuum College
  • Pursue the Next You 2.0
    Villanova University College of Professional Studies
  • #SuccessStoriesUTA
    Hiba Mohamed Elhassan Hashim
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Destined for Brilliance
    University of Cincinnati Online and Oodle
  • Online Livestream Video Series
    Brian Cheung Dooley
    San José State University Online
  • Dare. Dream. Do.
    UC San Diego Extended Studies
  • Winter Session 2023
    Stanislaus State Continuing and Professional Education
  • Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration Online Launch Campaign
    Therese Grohman, Karla Del Angel, Brad Farrar, Jean Kim, Liz Ostermann, Polymyth Productions
    Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Award recipients!

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