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Hilbert College
Office of Marketing & Communications
Franciscan Hall
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075

Matt Heidt 
Director of Marketing & Communications
Bogel Hall, 140D
716-649-7900 x 255

Student Assistants

Kevin Bogdan
      Marketing Assistant

Stephanie Cartonia 
      Marketing Assistant/Social Media

Eli Todd
      Graphic Design/Photography    


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What we do

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Creative Services

The Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for the visual marketing and identity of the college. We also coordinate all print projects to facilitate estimates and production.

From banners and billboards, to print and electronic advertising, publications, posters, invitations and more, Marketing & Communications manages all these services --- campus wide.

The college’s wordmark and graphic standards are available online, but we can provide help using the college’s wordmark on any publication, apparel or item for sale or distribution.


Photography and videography visually tell the Hilbert College story. Both are powerful marketing tools that build brand and reputation awareness to the college’s important constituents.  Our video and photography are purposeful and, generally, story driven.  Coverage of campus events cannot always be accommodated.


Our marketing area creates engaging campaigns to support the Hilbert College Strategic Plan, enrollment initiatives, and sustain the Hilbert College brand and image. We promote awareness by utilizing a wide range of tactics and techniques as well as use available market research to help determine the best strategy to reach your target audience. Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance the image of the College. 

Marketing & Communications is here to help you, but before making a request, you should have a general sense of your project’s scope – will you need writing, design and/or photography, what format will best suit your objectives (brochure, booklet, postcard, other), what is your overall budget and when do you need delivery. The creative and production process can take anywhere from several weeks to many months.

Communications Services

As content clarifies and promotes the college’s brand position and supports our strategic goals, Marketing & Communications provides professional writing and editing services for publications produced by all college departments and offices as needed. The writing style guide is available online.

Print publications include: Hilbert College Magazine (alumni magazine), admissions pieces, newsletters, etc. Publications are available online.

Marketing & Communications produces the online newsletter Hilbert Weekly, which is delivered weekly to faculty and staff.  We also produce external blog/news sources Hilbert Today and Hilbert CommUNITY, which are targeted to current and prospective students.

We also assist in the development of publications for special events required by the college and various departments. Marketing & Communications facilitates crisis communications, via social media and on the Web site.

News Services

Marketing & Communications coordinates media relations for the college and is the main liaison for news bureaus and reporters seeking information or experts for stories they are working on. The office sends out press releases to constituent and news outlets to inform, pitch stories and publicize news, programs, and events.  The office also serves as chief media contact for day-to-day news on campus and acts as the voice of the college in the event of an emergency. 


Web Services

Web services provides creation and development of Web content, Web design and Sitefinity content management use and training. Web Services manages the college's website, assists with web communication strategy, and offers technical and graphic design solutions.  We also maintain the official social media sites of the college: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.


The Marketing & Communications Department handles Hilbert College licensing.  Any and all licensing agreements are executed by the Marketing & Communications Department, including those that apply to legally protected logos and wordmarks for Hilbert College departments, including, but not limited to, athletics, institutional advancement, and adult & grad.


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Hilbert Blogs

This blog serves as a celebration of what is happening at Hilbert College, from news and events to accomplishments and inspiration.

Hilbert Buzz
This emailed newsletter serves the faculty and staff to keep them informed of important announcements, events, and initiatives.

News Feed

Hilbert College Organizes Unity With Our Community; A Service Day In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2018

Logo for Unity With Our CommunityHAMBURG, N.Y. – On Friday, January 26, 2018 Hilbert College students, faculty and staff will participate in Unity with Our Community, a service day devoted to carrying on the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in our community. 

This day aims to connect Hilbert with members of our surrounding community and the work Dr. King advocated for to understand the impact and importance of taking action to promote equity, justice, respect, and compassion.  As a way of living out the dream Dr. King dared to put forth into the world during his famous “I have a dream” speech, Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff will serve with members of the greater Buffalo Community. 

Members of the Hilbert community will serve at six sites in the area including:

  1. Boys and Girls Club of Elma, Marilla and Wales: A cornerstone of the community since opening its doors in 1974, the organization provides a safe, structured and positive environment for approximately 1,000 youth after-school, during holidays and summer vacation.
  2. Food Bank of WNY: As the primary hunger-relief organization in Western New York, the agency obtains and distributes nutritious food and support to our community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties.
  3. Habitat Buffalo’s ReStore: A part of Habitat for Humanity, this socially conscious retail outlet, selling gently used furniture, household appliances, building materials, and home accessories. ReStore inventory changes daily, and items are sold at a fraction of retail price.  Every purchase helps Habitat build homes for families in need and keeps thousands of items out of landfills.
  4. Little Portion Friary: A volunteer-run organization that brings forth the mission of the Catholic Church to provide food for the hungry, clothing for the undressed, and shelter for the homeless.
  5. Salvation Army of Buffalo: A non-profit organization that offers the community of Buffalo a variety of programs and services that provide for a better life for others in need.  Services and programs include Emergency Shelter, Employment Services, Golden Age (Senior) Center, and Emergency Disaster Relief.
  6. The Teacher’s Desk: A store where teachers shop free for books, school supplies and teacher resources for students in their classrooms. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism.

Depending upon the site, students, staff, and faculty will have opportunities to organize supplies and pantries, prep meals, assist with light housekeeping, and other general maintenance. 

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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 900 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.