2018 Accolades Award Winners

Award Winners for: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

We are pleased to present the 2018 Accolades Award winners. They were honored at the District II Conference in National Harbor, Md.

PLATINUM CATEGORIES
1. Alumni Relations

GOLD

Rockbound Highland Home Program: Providing Returning Graduates a First-Class Experience at their Alma Mater

United States Military Academy

SILVER

Nova Challenge: A Volunteer Centered Approach to Alumni Relations Led Philanthropy

Villanova University

2. Communications and Marketing

GOLD

Journey mapping the prospective student experience

Gettysburg College

SILVER

Setting a New Standard: Strategic Communication to Prevent Construction Chaos

The College At Brockport, State University of New York

BRONZE

Fordham Gabelli School of Business Rebranding Campaign

Fordham University

HONORABLE MENTION

YFile, York University's News web site and accompanying e-newsletter

York University

3. Fundraising

GOLD

University of Waterloo's StartUp Pledge

University of Waterloo

GOLD

Student Giving: Alumni Support Starts Here

Drexel University

SILVER

24 Hours of Impact - Drexel University's 2nd Day of Giving

Drexel University

BRONZE

Mule Madness 2017 - February 6-12, 2017

Muhlenberg College

4. Diversity Programs

No award given.

5. Digital Media

GOLD

150-Hour Challenge

Drew University

SILVER

HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith

BRONZE

NYU Alumni Day Mobile App

NYU

HONORABLE MENTION

Stony Brook University Alumni Association's #NoteToMyYoungerSelf Digital Marketing Campaign

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

6. Advancement Services

BRONZE

Prospect Research News ~ Special Edition

Villanova University

HONORABLE MENTION

No Contact Audit!

Villanova University

7. Excellence in Photography

 GOLD

 Swarthmore College Portfolio by Laurence Kesterson

 Swarthmore College

SILVER

Portfolio

University of Maryland, College Park

BRONZE

This Week in Photos, Athletics

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

HONORABLE MENTION

This Week in Photos, General

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

8. Best Articles of the Year

GOLD

The Brentwood Boys

Ithaca College

SILVER

A Budding Business: Marijuana is Becoming Legal and Lucrative

Bucknell University

BRONZE

An Exit from Extremism

University of Maryland College Park

TRADITIONAL CATEGORIES

9.  Alumni Relations Events and Affinity Programs

GOLD

Rockbound Highland Home Program: Creating a Meaningful Experience for Returning Graduates

United States Military Academny

SILVER

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance Excellence Awards Celebration & Alumni Pitch Competition

Georgetown University

BRONZE

In Service of Princeton and Humanity: Alumni Volunteer Weekend 2016

Princeton University

HONORABLE MENTION

SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association Campus to Career Programs

SUNY Oneonta

10. Fundraising

a. Fundraising Appeals: Individual

GOLD

Why A Mermaid?

Dickinson College

SILVER

Gettysburg College Couples' Valentine Appeal

Gettysburg College

BRONZE

City and County School Annual Appeal 2016-2017

City and County School

BRONZE

Why Are Our Students Grateful?

Westtown School

HONORABLE MENTION

Visual Arts Center (VAC) fundraising proposal

Franklin and Marshall College

b. Fundraising: Campaigns

GOLD

150-Hour Challenge

Drew College

SILVER

Make Your Mark - Syracuse University's Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Syracuse University

HONORABLE MENTION

The World Needs Fearless Ideas

University of Maryland College Park

11. Stewardship Initiatives

GOLD

Stewardship Report

Villanova University

BRONZE

UAlbany 2016-2017 Impact Video

University of Albany, State University of New York

12. Special Events

a. Special Events

GOLD

Newark 2017 Scholarship Recognition Dinner

Rutgers University

GOLD

The Bonham Centre Awards Gala 2017: Indigenous Leadership in Sexual Diversity

University of Toronto

SILVER

Express Newark: A University-Community Collaboratory Grand Opening Event and the Inaugural L+M Lecture

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

BRONZE

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Gearan Gala

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

HONORABLE MENTION

A Groundbreaking Event!

Union College

HONORABLE MENTION

Stars of Stony Brook Gala

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

b. Special Events: Event Series

SILVER

PCOM2020: A Shared Vision - Conversations with the President

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

13. Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

No Award Given.

14. Individual Special Public Relations Projects

GOLD

World-Wide Collaboration: For The First Time in History, Drones Used to Improve Healthcare Delivery In Madagascar

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

SILVER

50th Anniversary of the Summit at Hollybush

Rowan University

BRONZE

#EveryDropMatters Activation at the Canadian national Exhibition

University of Toronto

HONORABLE MENTION

York U - National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

York University

15. Media Relations

SILVER

Breaking News Experts

University of Toronto

HONORABLE MENTION

Newfie: Combing the agendas for a great story

McMaster University

16. Institutional Marketing and Identity/Branding

SILVER

Choose Stockton

Stockton University

BRONZE

Fordham Gabelli School of Business Rebranding Campaign

Fordham University

HONORABLE MENTION

New York Smart. World-Class Ready.

CUNY Baruch College

17. Publications Design

a. Publications Design: Single Page

GOLD

International Student Recruitment Travel Brochure

Gettysburg College

SILVER

Dickinson Four Map Foldout

Dickinson College

BRONZE

2016-2017 Music Season Brochure

The Catholic University of America

b. Publications Design: Multi Page

GOLD

FOS5: Celebrating Five Years

Ryerson University

SILVER

New HWS Viewbook

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

BRONZE

Nexus

University of Toronto

HONORABLE MENTION

Swarthmore College Bulletin Spring 2017 issue

Swarthmore College

18. Magazines

GOLD

Organic Roots

North Country School

SILVER

Swarthmore College Bulletin

Swarthmore College

BRONZE

UTSC Commons

University of Toronto

HONORABLE MENTION

Nexus

University of Toronto

19. Student Recruitment

a. Student Recruitment Individual Pieces

GOLD

Canadian Admissions 2018: Beyond Ideas

University of Waterloo

SILVER

Viewbook for The Browning School

The Browning School

BRONZE

Arcadia University Viewbook

Arcadia University

HONORABLE MENTION

Sunderman Conservatory of Music brochure

Gettysburg College

b. Student Recruitment Package

GOLD

“This Is Ursinus” (Viewbook, Outcomes Publication, Postcard Trio, Posters, Video)

Ursinus College

SILVER

The Catholic University of America Recruitment Package (Viewbook, Road Piece, and Admit Pack)

The Catholic University of America

20. Annual or Institutional Reports

a. Annual or Institutional Reports: Print

SILVER

Making a Difference in Our Time: A decade in review The 2015-16 Union College President's Report

Union College

SILVER

2015-2016 Impact Report: A World of Difference

Monroe Community College, State University of New York

BRONZE

Health in 3D: Applied Health Sciences Impact Report

University of Waterloo

HONORABLE MENTION

U of T Scarborough by the Numbers

University of Toronto

HONORABLE MENTION

Progress Report (2017)

George Washington University

HONORABLE MENTION

A Decade of Transformation: American University 2015-2016 Annual Report

American University

21. Staff Writing

 GOLD

"Breaking the Chains"
"Speaking the Same Language"
"Freedom Fighters"
"The Things They Remember"
"Art Inspired by Illness"

 Catholic University of America

SILVER

"Infinite Jest"
"Sing-Along Superstar"
"Becoming Yourself"
"Order of the Phoenix"
"Words with Friends"

Swarthmore College

BRONZE

"Making Waves" by Chris Carroll
"The Thick Red Line" by Liam Farrell
"Sorry, Not Sorry" by Sala Levin
"Still Rocking" by Liam Farrell
"Escape Boom" by Sala Levin

University of Maryland College Park

HONORABLE MENTION

Insights magazine

Montgomery College

22. Excellence in News Writing

a. Excellence in News Writing: General news writing

SILVER

Using multimedia to tell compelling stories about our community

University of Toronto

BRONZE

General News Writing - Bucknell University

Bucknell University

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

GOLD

Stevens Research Writing

Stevens Institute of Technology

23. Specialty and Promotional Items

GOLD

Princeton University: Society Silk Tie and Scarf

Princeton University

SILVER

Volunteer Notecards

Princeton University

BRONZE

Alumni Development "Donor Thank You" Calendar

Wilmington University

HONORABLE MENTION

Welcome Card for Accepted Students

University of Toronto

24. Creativity on a Shoestring

GOLD

#BowOnPoe

University of Baltimore

SILVER

“President Gearan’s Bucket List” and “John King Presents Breaking News on President Mark D. Gearan”

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

BRONZE

Admissions Business Process Review (BPR) Videos

University of Toronto

25. Publications—Online/Digital

No Award Given.

26. Websites: Institutional Home Page

SILVER

Drew.edu redesign - homepage

Drew University

BRONZE

St Andrew's Episcopal School Home Page

St Andrew's Episcopal School

27. Websites:

GOLD

Wharton Doctoral Programs:Website and Doctoral Journey

University of Pennsylvania

SILVER

#drewU - One And All Campaign

Drew University

BRONZE

Keep the Promise Campaign Website

Ursinus College

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

No Award Given.

   

29. Videos

a. General Information Videos

GOLD

The Bryn Mawr Way

The Bryn Mawr School

SILVER

A Right of Passage, Celebrating the Class of 2017

Dickinson College

BRONZE

International Women's Day at NCS

National Cathedral School

HONORABLE MENTION

All Are Welcome Here: One Cabrini Family

Cabrini University

b. Video Features: Alumni and Fundraising

GOLD

Alumni Medal of Achievement Winners 2017 Mitchell Moffit B.Sc. ’10 & Gregory Brown B.Sc. ’11, AsapSCIENCE

University of Guelph

SILVER

This is our Penn

University of Pennsylvania

BRONZE

Alumni Documentary: Todd Westphal

Franklin and Marshall College

HONORABLE MENTION

President Gearan Farewell Videos

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

c. Recruitment Videos

GOLD

The Story of Darion Porter ‘17

Temple University

SILVER

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences personalized recruitment videos

University of Waterloo

BRONZE

Hector Ferronato Documentary

Franklin & Marshall College

HONORABLE MENTION

What does the Ala Viva mean?

Peddie School

d. News and Research Videos

GOLD

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

University of Waterloo

SILVER

Into the Woods: Behind the Scenes

Princeton University 

e. Public Service Announcements and Commercial Spots

30.  Social Media

SILVER

The Students are Taking Over

McMaster University

SILVER

The People of Pitt-Bradford

University of Pittsburgh- Bradford