2011 Accolades Award Winners

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2011 Accolades Award Winners

Congratulations to the following institutions for their award-winning entries.

1. Best Practices in Alumni Relations

A. Independent Schools
No Awards Given

B. Community Colleges
No Awards Given

C. Four-Year Colleges/Universities

Gold
Rutgers University - Alumni Card Project

Silver
University of Waterloo - "Can You Spot Potential?" Alumni Student Referral Program

Bronze
University of Rochester - Danube River Trip

2. Best Practices in Communications

A. Independent Schools
No Awards Given

B. Community Colleges
No Awards Given

C. Four Year Colleges/Universities

Gold
West Virginia University - WVU Mobile Web

Silver
University of Waterloo - "Can You Spot Potential" Alumni Refer a Student Program

Bronze
Johns Hopkins University- Step Up: Student Philanthropy Education Week

3. Best Practices in Educational Fundraising

Winners TBD
 

4. Alumni Relations Programming

A. Events

Gold
University of Guelph - Varsity Hockey Alumni & Friends

Silver
University of Rochester - Who's George?

Bronze
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Legends of '85

B. Affinity Programs

Bronze
University of Toronto - Gatefold Ads 2010

C. Non-Print Communications (Community-Building Activities)

Honorable Mention
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Traditions Tour


5. Community Relations Programs, Projects & Special Events

Gold
University of Pittsburgh - Newspaper of Record: the Pittsburgh Courier

Silver
Binghamton University - Binghamton University Day at the Mall

Bronze
Lehigh University - "Lehigh and the Community" web site

6. Government Relations Programs, Projects & Special Events

Silver
Binghamton University - Binghamton University Advocacy Day

7. Advertising

A. Individual Advertising

Silver
Arcadia University - "Unleashed" Ad Campaign

B. Special Programs

Gold
Wilmington University - Game Design & Development

Honorable Mention
University of Waterloo - Can you spot Potential? Alumni Refer a Student Program

C. Multimedia Packages

Gold
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - UMBC Superheroes

Silver
Wilmington University - Everyone has a story

Honorable Mention
Wilkes University - Ad Campaign

8. PSAs & Commercial Spots

Gold
University of Pittsburgh - Build A Strong Foundation

Silver
Wilmington University - Everyone Has A Story

Bronze
Queens College - From Right Here...

9. Blogs

Gold
Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine Helping Haiti: A blog to support public service, reputation, and internal and external communications

Silver
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing - Johns Hopkins Nursing Blogs

Bronze
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Blog Network

10. Crisis Communications

No Awards Given

11. Individual Special Public Relations Projects

Gold
University of Pittsburgh - Courier

Silver
Binghamton University - Think Green - Think Global - Think Binghamton Advocacy Campaign

12. Specific Media Relations Programs

Gold
Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh -Transforming Pittsburgh: The Eds and Meds Story

Silver
Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine at the American Society of Clinical Oncology/Roberts Proton Therapy

Bronze
Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine at the American Society of Clinical Oncology

13. Targeted Mail: U.S. Mail and Email

A. Letter

Gold
Villanova University

Silver
Harrisburg University

Bronze
University of Pennsylvania

B. Package

Gold
Skidmore College

Silver
Delaware Valley College

Bronze
Misericordia University

C. E-Solicitations

Gold
Loyola University

Silver
State University of New York at Oswego

Bronze
Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth

D. Invitations

Gold
Lebanon Valley College

Silver
State University of New York at Oswego

14. Visual Design and Print

A. Single Page Publication

Gold
University of Pittsburgh - Newspaper of Record Program

Bronze
Lebanon Valley College - Lebanon Valley College Travel Piece

B. Multiple Page Publication

Gold
Drew University - Spring 2010 Drew Magazine

Silver (Tie)
Lehigh University - Theory to Practice Magazine, College of Education
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science - GRASP Brochure

Bronze
University of Toronto - 2012 World Universities Debating Championship


C. Covers

Gold
Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine cover - Spring 2010

Bronze
University of Pittsburgh - A Decade of Challenge

D. Logos/Nameplates
No Awards Given

E. Posters

Gold
University of Baltimore - UB Midtown Banner Campaign

Silver
Lebanon Valley College - Lebanon Valley College Department Posters

Bronze
The Nightingale-Bamford School - "Nice to Meet You" faculty/staff poster

F. Specialty Items

Gold
Lebanon Valley College - Lebanon Valley College Acceptance Pack

Silver
University of Pittsburgh - Newspaper of Record Invitation

Bronze
Convent of the Sacred Heart - 2010-11 School Calendar

G. Illustrations

Bronze (tie)
Dickinson College - Music by the Numbers - cover of Dickinson Magazine - Summer, 2010
University of Toronto Faculty of Law - Cover Story, inside illustration

15. Photography

A. Color

Gold
Ross University - Ross University viewbook (3 photos)

Silver
Convent of the Sacred Heart - Calendar photo "The Entertainer"

Bronze
Fox Chase Cancer Center - Karl Seifert photo "Full Throttle"

Honorable Mention
Drew University - Portrait of alumnus Omar Rodriguez-Graham, Spring, 2010

B. Black & White

No Awards Given

16. Digital Computer Enhanced Images

Gold
Union College - Union College Summer 2009 Cover

Silver
Millersville University - Snowflake Students for Fundraising

Bronze
Guelph University - Legacy Matters

Honorable Mention
Sheridan College - Shine Brighter "Tornado"

17. Fundraising

A. Case Statements

Bronze
The University of Scranton - "Pride, Passion, Promise" Capital Campaign Brochure

B. Fliers/Pamphlets

Gold
Union College - "Shape Things to Come"

Honorable Mention
Stony Brook University - "The Truth is in the Trade"
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades - "A Day in the Life of Williamson"
University of Guelph - "Legacy Matters"

C. Fundraising Packages

Gold
Bucknell University - "Be a Part of the Picture"

Silver
Grove City College - "Full Circle"

Bronze
Skidmore College - "10,000 Donors = $1,000,000 The Williamson Challenge"

Honorable Mention
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child - "Through the Decades: A Successful Past, A Promising Future"
University of Pennsylvania - "This Work Matters"

18. Proposal Writing

Silver
Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - Genetics Research Through the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

Honorable Mention
University at Buffalo - University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Proposal

19. Special Events

A. Individual Events

Gold
University of Pittsburgh - Newspaper of Record: Pittsburgh Courier

Silver
Stony Brook University - Madagascar Artifacts Exhibit

Bronze
Atlantic Cape Community College - Restaurant Gala

Wilmington University - Green & White Scholarship Ball

Honorable Mention
Drexel University - Drexel Nursing Dean Dee's "Stand Up" Fundraiser
 

B. Event Series
No Awards Given

20. 1 - 3 Color Publication

Silver
Horace Mann School - Horace Mann Magazine

Bronze
The Packer Collegiate Institute

21. Magazines (Four Color)

A. Independent Schools

Silver
Mercersburg Academy - Mercersburg Magazine

B. Community Colleges
No Awards Given

C. Four-Year Colleges/Universities

Gold
Sarah Lawrence College - Sarah Lawrence Magazine

Silver
University of Toronto - University of Toronto Magazine

Honorable Mentions
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - UMBC Magazine
University of Baltimore - University of Baltimore Magazine

22. Newsletters

A. One-to-Three Color

Bronze
Kent Place School - Voyager

B. Four Color

Gold
University of Toronto - Edge Magazine

Silver
The Chapin School - Chapin Today

C. Electronic

Honorable Mention
Hilbert College - Hilbert Weekly
State University of New York at Oswego - Campus Update

23. Student Recruitment: Individual Pieces

A. Viewbooks and Prospectuses

Honorable Mention
Calvert School - "The Bigger Picture"
Convent of the Sacred Heart - Viewbook

B. Catalogs
No Awards Given

C. Student Handbooks
No Awards Given

D. Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Fliers and Brochures

Bronze
Goucher College - "Here is Goucher"

E. Posters
No Awards Given

F. CD/DVD
No Awards Given

G. Webcast/Podcast
No Awards Given

24. Student Recruitment: Packages

Gold
The Ellis School - The Ellis School Admissions Packet

Silver
Johns Hopkins University - Admitted Student Packet

Bronze (TIE)
Convent of the Sacred Heart - Viewbook Package
Stony Brook University - Undergraduate Admissions Materials

Honorable Mention
Susquehanna University - The Main Recruitment Pieces

25. Marketing Programs

No Awards Given.


26. Institutional Identity Programs

Gold
University of Waterloo - Repositioning Campaign

Silver
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford - Go Beyond Brand Party

Honorable Mention
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - UMDNJ@Work


27. Creativity on a Shoestring

Gold
McMaster University - "We're Flipping to Say Thanks"

Silver
Dickinson College - 2330 - "A Gift for Every Student: an April 2010 fundraising drive"

Honorable Mention
Hofstra University - "What's Happening @ Hofstra"
Misericordia University - Misericordia Facebook Contest for Incoming Freshmen


28. Annual or Institutional Reports

Gold
University of Toronto - "University of Toronto: Ideas That Could Change the World"

Silver
University of Pittsburgh - "A Decade of Challenge"

Bronze (Tie)
University of Guelph - "2009 Impact of Giving Report"
Fox Chase Cancer Center - "Teaming Up Against Cancer: Fox Chase Cancer Center Annual Report 2009"

Honorable Mention
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child - "2008-2009 Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Annual Report"

New York Medical College - "A Proud History, A Clear Focus, A Brilliant Future: 2008-2009 Annual Report"

29. Website: Alumni Relations

Gold
University of Toronto - Spring Reunion 2010

Silver
York University - York Alumni Web Site

Honorable Mention
Ramapo College of New Jersey - Ramapo College Alumni Association and Foundation Gateway Web Sites

30. Website: Fundraising Development

Gold
University of Toronto - www.give.toronto.ca

Silver
Bucknell University - www.bucknell.edu/giving

31. Website: Institutional Home Page

Gold
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - www.rutgers.edu

Silver
Lehigh University - www.lehigh.edu

Bronze
Dickinson College - www.dickinson.edu

Honorable Mention
The Bryn Mawr School - www.brynmawrschool.org


32. Website: Magazines

Bronze
Loyola University Maryland

Honorable Mention
Swarthmore College

33. Website: Publication/Special Purpose

Gold
Binghamton University - Think Binghamton

Silver
Robert Morris University - Pittsburgh G-20 Summit Walking Tours in 10 Languages

Bronze
Bucknell University - Introducing President Bravman

Honorable Mention
Slippery Rock University - Special Purpose


34. Website: News (campus, online media centers, etc.)

Gold
Penn Medicine - Penn Medicine News & Publications Web Site

Silver
Lehigh University - Lehigh University News Center

Bronze
Binghamton University - Discover-e

35. Website: Student Recruitment

Gold
Dickinson College - Dickinson College Virtual Tour

Silver
Johns Hopkins University - Hopkins Interactive

Bronze
Stony Brook University - Stony Brook University Undergraduate Admissions

36. Webcast/Podcast/CD/DVD Features

DVD

Gold
University of Rochester - Hajim Dedication Video

Online Video

Gold
McMaster University - Mac in a Minute Video Series

Podcast

Gold
Lehigh University - Lehigh U Live App for iPhone and iPad

37. Online/CD/DVD Content

Gold
Hobart William Smith Colleges

Silver
Lehigh University

Bronze
Union College

38. Staff Writing

Gold

University of Pittisburgh - Pitt Magazine

McDaniel College - Stories from The Hill Magazine

UMBC - UMBC Staff Writing Samples

Silver

Dickinson College - Dickinson Magazine

York University - Work by York U Magazine Writers

39. Best Article

Gold
University of Maryland, College Park - "Fueling a Dream"

Silver (TIE)
Swarthmore College - "Velvet and Steel"
University of Pittsburgh - "Power in Black and White"

Bronze
Widener University - "The Raudenbushes - A Widener Family's Story of Love, War, Loss, and Recover"

Honorable Mention
Seton Hall University - "There and Back"

40. Excellence in News Writing

A. General news writing

Gold
York University - Media Releases

Silver
Rowan University - News Releases

B. Research, medicine and science news writing

Gold
Binghamton University - Research News