Widener University is pleased to announce its recently redesigned website was named a Webby award honoree.

The 24th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries. Webby honorees represent the top 20 percent of all the work entered through submissions.

Hailed as the “Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the internet.

“This website redesign was a team effort for University Relations and we are grateful to receive this recognition,” said Bridget Hilferty, director of Digital Communications at Widener. “The new site represents countless hours of work completed over more than a year, and it is a place where the public can see the Widener story told through compelling articles and illustrations, easy-to-navigate program pages and clean, readable graphics. It is our face to the world, and we are proud of the way it showcases Widener’s commitment to student success.”

The international award is one of several accolades given for the Widener.edu redesign. Others have included:


  • Hermes awards, named this month by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals – Gold for Educational Institution Website and Gold for Website Redesign, a category that represented all industries, not just higher education.


  • Cuppie award, presented in March by the College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals organization – Gold for website redesign.


  • Educational Advertising award, announced in March by the Higher Education Marketing Report – Merit for website redesign and alignment for student recruitment.

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