2017 Accolades Award Winners

Award Winners for: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

We are pleased to announce that the CASE DII Accolades Committees have selected the 2017 Accolades Award winners. They will be honored at the District II Conference in Baltimore, Md. at a luncheon on Monday, February 27, 2017. We request that all award winners try to attend this special event to celebrate their institution’s accomplishments.

2015 Accolades Award Winners

PLATINUM CATEGORIES
1. Best Practices in Alumni Relations

GOLD

Elevating the Conversation: Leveraging the Power of the Volunteer Network

Villinova University

SILVER

Stockton University's Presidential Vision Tour: A distinctive Vision: Embracing Stockton's Future

Stockton University

2. Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

GOLD

York University's "Open Your Mind" Brand Campaign

York University

SILVER

#RUDayOfSeasons by RU Student Life at Ryerson University

Ryerson University

BRONZE

UMBC News: Building and growing a central hub for visually engaging university

University of Maryland Baltimore County

3. Best Practices in Fundraising

GOLD

Drexel University's Day of Giving - 24 Hours of Impact

Drexel University

SILVER

McMaster University - McMaster Memory Project

McMaster University

4. Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns

No award given.

5. Best Practices in Advancement Services Programs

SILVER

Going, Going, Gone Green

Villinova University

6. Excellence in Photography

GOLD

Portfolio

University of Maryland College Park

SILVER

 The Brentwood Boys

 Ithaca College

BRONZE

Stony Brook University Photography

Stony Brook University

Honorable Mention 2015-2016 Portfolio, by Shawna Sherrell Gettysburg College
7. Best Articles of the Year

GOLD

"The Meaning of: Leslie Cohen, '69, Beth Suskin, and the monument to a movement," 1300 Elmwood (Summer 2016 Issue)

Buffalo State College

SILVER

"Generation T," UofT Magazine (Summer 2016)

University of Toronto

BRONZE

"Flying Blind"

Swarthmore College

Honorable Mention

"Drilling Deep: From a lake bottom in Peru, clues to climate history"

Union College

TRADITIONAL CATEGORIES

8.  Alumni Relations Events and Affinity Programs

GOLD

A Conversation on Racial Diversity & Equity at NYU

NYU

SILVER

UTSC Partners in Leadership Alumni Mentorship Program

University of Toronto Scarborough

9. Fundraising

a. Fundraising Appeals: Individual

Honorable Mention

Christmas 2015 Solicitation Card and Letter

Villanova University

b. Fundraising: Campaigns

GOLD Kent Place for Life Kent Place School

10. Stewardship Initiatives

GOLD

Thank and Show Impact!

Villanova University

SILVER

Iacocca International Internship Program Thank You Video Brochure

Lehigh University

BRONZE

Roberts Proton Therapy Center, A Celebration: 5 Years of Healing

University of Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention

Congratulating Alumni via Google Alerts

St. John Fisher College

11. Special Events

a. Special Events

GOLD

Pop-Up Festival on Halsey, a new Rutgers University-Newark led pop-up urban street festival

Rutgers University

SILVER

MCC Foundation's 18th Annual Gold Star Gala Curiouser & Curiouser A Wonderland Experience presented by M&T Bank

Monroe Community College

BRONZE

Engineering 7 Building Groundbreaking

University of Waterloo

Honorable Mention

A.J. Drexel Birthday Party: Establishing a Freshman Tradition

Drexel University

b. Special Events: Event Series

BRONZE Stockton University's Presidential Vision Tour: A Distinctive Vision: Embracing Stockton's Future Stockton University

12. Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

GOLD

John Carroll Weekend 2016 (including the John Carroll Awards Gala) in Rome, Italy

Georgetown University

SILVER

Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) Conference - Hamilton Day - McMaster University

McMaster University

BRONZE

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

York University

Honorable Mention

Working on race and town-gown relations, for real, and over the long haul

Cornell University

13. Individual Special Public Relations Projects

GOLD

CEIExSKAM Graffiti Mural

University of Toronto

SILVER

Outcomes

Gettysburg College

BRONZE Remembering Henry Rowan Rowan University
Honorable Mention Building the Ugandan Asian Archive Carleton University

14. Media Relations

SILVER

Johns Hopkins University Media Relations Video Engagement Project

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

The Science of Exercise

McMaster University

Honorable Mention

If You Build It

Stony Brook University

Honorable Mention

Humanitarian Efforts

Stony Brook University

15. Institutional Marketing and Identity/Branding

GOLD

York University's Open Your Mind brand campaign

York University

SILVER

Where Mind & Action Intersect

Ryerson University

BRONZE

Far Beyond

Stony Brook University

Honorable Mention

Finish Strong: Meeting and Exceeding the Meliora Challenge

University of Rochester

Honorable Mention Riverhawks Mascot Redesign Anne Arundel Community College

16. Publications Design

a. Publications Design: Single Page

GOLD

President's 2015 Holiday Greeting Card

Bucknell University

SILVER

Veterans Brochure

University of Maryland University College

BRONZE Mount Saint Mary College Theatre Poster- A Midsummer Night's Dream Mount Saint Mary College

b. Publications Design: Multi Page

GOLD

Communique

Bryn Mawr School

SILVER

City and Country School Portfolio #1: Rising up Together: The Social and Singular Voice at Six Years Old

City & Country School

BRONZE

Magazine

Stony Brook University SUNY

Honorable Mention

Welcome Guide, Faculty of Arts & Science

University of Toronto

Honorable Mention

Swarthmore College Bulletin Summer 2016 Issue

Swarthmore College

17. Magazines

a. Magazines: Independent Schools

BRONZE St. Andrew's Summer Magazine St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Honorable Mention Organic Roots: A Publication of North Country School and Camp Treetops North Country School
b. Magazines: Four-Year Colleges/Universities
SILVER Stony Brook Magazine Stony Brook University - SUNY
Honorable Mention At Buffalo University at Buffalo
Honorable Mention Swarthmore College Bulletin Swarthmore College
Honorable Mention M--The University of Toronto Mississauga Magazine University of Toronto

18. Student Recruitment

a. Student Recruitment Individual Pieces

GOLD

Welcome Guide, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

SILVER

Ryerson University Undergraduate Admissions Handbook 2016

Ryerson University

BRONZE

"You Majored in What?" (Outcomes brochure)

Swarthmore College

Honorable Mention

Stony Brook Viewbook

Stony Brook University - SUNY

Honorable Mention

"Surrounded by Opportunity," Faculty of Arts and Science 2017 Viewbook

University of Toronto

b. Student Recruitment Package

GOLD

St. Jerome's University Admissions 2016, Your St. Jerome's journey: From Pin to Ring and Beyond

St. Jerome's University

SILVER

"More Than an Exceptional Medical School" - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Newly-Branded Admissions Tools

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

BRONZE

Mount Saint Mary College Academics, Activities, and Alumni brochures

Mount Saint Mary College

Honorable Mention

Skidmore Class of 2020 Acceptance Campaign

Skidmore College

19. Annual or Institutional Reports

a. Annual or Institutional Reports: Print

GOLD

2016 Buffalo State College Impact Report

Buffalo State College

SILVER

American Innovation: 2014-2015 American University Annual Report

American University

BRONZE UTSC By the Numbers University of Toronto

20. Staff Writing

GOLD

Terp Magazine

University of Maryland College Park

GOLD

Staff Writing in Ursinus Magazine

Ursinus College

SILVER Kristin Hanson, Staff Writer Johns Hopkins University
SILVER Staff Writing for The McMaster Times Magazine McMaster University
BRONZE
ICView articles:
Brain Storm by Stephen Shoemaker 
Up the Exposure by Robin Roger
Voices from the Partition by Stephen Shoemaker
Creating a Super Future by Stephen Shoemaker
Understanding Together by IC Staff (Jennifer Campbell, Molly Israel, Robin Roger)
Ithaca College
BRONZE "Correcting the Record," "Ren-whaa?", "American Story, American Dream," "Sayed Dreams of Birds" and "Hungry for Change" (five articles from Swarthmore College Bulletin) Swarthmore College
Honorable Mention
#RyersonSA Staff Blog
www.RyersonStudentAffairs.com
Ryerson University

21. Excellence in News Writing

a. Excellence in News Writing: General news writing

GOLD

Gettysburg College Staff Writing Submissions

Gettysburg College

BRONZE

Students in Dadaab refugee camps first to graduate with York U certificate

York University

b. Excellence in News Writing: Research, medicine and science news writing

SILVER

UMBC Research: How to tell the story of a joint commitment to university research and teaching

University of Maryland Baltimore County

22. Specialty and Promotional Items

GOLD

WilmU 2015 Homecoming "Paint the Town" Invitation

Wilmington University

SILVER

2016 Believe Benefit Invitation

Convent of the Sacred Heart

BRONZE

SUNY Potsdam Bicentennial Oral History Project

SUNY Potsdam

Honorable Mention

Invitation to the The Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism

Ithaca College

23. Creativity on a Shoestring

GOLD

Building the Ugandan Asian Archive

Carleton University

SILVER

2016 Valentine's Day Appeal

Gettysburg College

BRONZE

Mark Sobel Jr. Endowed Scholarship Benefit Invitation: A Celebration of Life, Love and Terrapins

University of Maryland College Park

24. Publications—Online/Digital

a. Publications—Online/Digital: Independent Schools

BRONZE

Mawrginalia

Bryn Mawr School

c. Publications—Online/Digital: Four-year colleges and universities

Honorable Mention Stony Brook Magazine Stony Brook University - SUNY
Honorable Mention Ursinus Magazine Website Ursinus College

25. Websites: Institutional Home Page

GOLD

Stony Brook University Homepage

Stony Brook University - SUNY

SILVER

Project Frontier: Designing and Launching the next Utoronto.ca

University of Toronto

BRONZE

Gwynedd Mercy University Website

Gwynedd Mercy University

Honorable Mention

Cabrini University Website Redesign

Cabrini University

Honorable Mention Trocaire College New Website Featuring Brand Refresh Trocaire College

26. Websites: Individual Sub-Websites

GOLD

You Belong Here: Welcome to Skule™ Microsite

University of Toronto

SILVER

The Campaign for Stony Brook, Campaign Website

Stony Brook University

27. Web Site: Publications/News (campus news, online media centers, etc.)  

No award given

28. Videos

a. General Information Videos

GOLD

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Gettysburg College

SILVER

Thomas Dolby's Hip Hop Workshop

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

The Places You'll Go

Northampton Community College

Honorable Mention

Thank You Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University

Honorable Mention Inside Anxiety Ryerson University

b. Video Features: Alumni and Fundraising

GOLD

The Power of Stevens

Stevens Institute of Technology

SILVER

Georgetown University 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame

Georgetown University

BRONZE

Katchis Family Scholar is a HERO on Hopkins' Homewood Campus

Johns Hopkins University

c. Recruitment Videos

GOLD

St. Mary's College of Maryland 30-second recruitment commercial

St. Mary's College of Maryland

SILVER

A Day in the Life - Dan Lykens

Wilkes University

BRONZE Convergence: Jakub Kaczmarzyk, Neuroscience and Music Union College

d. News and Research Videos

GOLD

Cricket Research Could Lead to a New Generation of Robots

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

Can a Robot Help Children with Autism?

George Washington University

Honorable Mention

Team GEAR - Device Allows Gamers to Compete With Their Feet

Johns Hopkins University

e. Public Service Announcements and Commercial Spots

GOLD

Drop the Octave: Uptown Funk - Gettysburg College's premier all-male a cappella group

Gettysburg College

SILVER

Live Near Your Work

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

#UMUCMoments Campaign

University of Maryland University College

Honorable Mention

The Rivalry Trophy

Johns Hopkins University

29.  Social Media

GOLD

Terpindor Wizarding Tournament

University of Maryland College Park

SILVER

Going for Gold: Leveraging the RIO Olympics for Social Media success

McMaster University

SILVER

McMaster Exam Wishes

McMaster University

Honorable Mention #ADAY4U Digital Fundraising Union College