An image of the cover of the winter 2023 issue of Fordham Magazine, featuring a collage illustration highlighting objects (microphone, headphones, transistor radio, vinyl record, boombox, etc.) meant to highlight the 75-year history of WFUV, Fordham's public media station, in a variety of colors: yellow, salmon, teal, pinkThe cover of the winter 2023 issue of Fordham Magazine has earned a UCDA Design Award of Excellence from the University & College Designers Association.

To illustrate the cover story—“WFUV at 75: Behind the Scenes at New York’s Home for Music Discovery”—the magazine’s creative director, Ruth Feldman, turned to artist Tim Robinson, a fan of Fordham’s public media station whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications.

Like WFUV itself, Robinson’s illustration incorporates retro, classic elements in a vibrant collage. He created several other collages for the story, written by Kelly Prinz, FCRH ’15. Taken together, Prinz’s words and Robinson’s illustrations highlight how Fordham’s public media station connects an impressive legacy with an increasingly national reputation as a multimedia training ground and home for music discovery.

The UCDA Design Awards, established in 1971, recognize exceptional design and creative work done by communication professionals to promote educational institutions. Fordham Magazine will be featured among 145 other award winners at the 2023 UCDA Design Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this fall.


Ryan Stellabotte is the Senior Editorial Director of FORDHAM magazine. He can be reached at 212-636-6537 or