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Parking staff receives Award of Excellence from IABC for blog

UH’s Parking and Transportation Services Department received a Bronze Quill Award of Excellence from the Houston chapter of International Association of Business Communicators for its Word on the Street blog.

Recognized in the Digital Communication category within the Communication Skills division, the department received the award June 16 during IABC’s annual awards gala.

The blog was launched during the fall 2015 semester in an effort to better inform faculty, staff and students, about parking and transportation news and updates, as well as give them a glimpse into the inner workings of the department.

“Overall, the blog is a great idea and an effective way of reaching the student audience. Blog entries were effective in engaging students,” wrote one judge.

“Going to many different universities, there is one common thread, parking was a hot topic. When I started to read this, I thought a blog is a good way to get a lot of information without the printing cost,” another judge wrote.