2016 Accolades Award Winners

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

We are pleased to announce that the CASE DII Accolades Committees have selected the 2016 Accolades Award winners. All award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference on February 7-9, 2016 in Philadelphia, P.A. The Accolades Awards reception will be held on Monday evening, February 8.

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2015 Accolades Award Winners

PLATINUM CATEGORIES
1. Best Practices in Alumni Relations

GOLD

Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) Mentorship Program

University of Toronto

SILVER

Three of Five: Oscar Celebrations

Sheridan College

BRONZE

Alumni Relations and Career Services - A Winning Partnership

Lafayette College

Honorable Mention

University College Alumni Re-Orientation Guide

University of Toronto

2. Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

GOLD

110% for Georgetown Initiative - The Annual Fund for Georgetown Athletics

Georgetown University

3. Best Practices in Fundraising

SILVER

The Hepburn Alumni Challenge: A Transformational Alumni Donor Participation Program at Lakefield College School

Lakefield College

BRONZE

2015 Georgetown Athletics Annual Fund Letterwinners Challenge

Georgetown University

Honorable Mention

Lehigh Wrestling Celebrating our Past, Present, and Future

Lehigh University

4. Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns

No award given.

5. Best Practices in Advancement Services Programs

Honorable Mention

The George Washington University – ‘Making History’ with Data Visualization

The George Washington University

Honorable Mention

Pitt CRM Career Ladder

University of Pittsburg

6. Excellence in Photography

 GOLD

Hobart and William Smith - A Selection of Photographs

 Hobart & William Smith College

 SILVER

 Swarthmore College Bulletin

 Swarthmore College

 BRONZE

 2014 - 2015 Portfolio

 Gettysburg College

7. Best Articles of the Year

GOLD

"Our Bias"

University of Maryland College Park

SILVER

Writing His Way

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

Back pain killing your sex life?

University of Waterloo

Honorable Mention

GW Magazine, "Five Years Later in Haiti"

George Washington University

TRADITIONAL CATEGORIES

8.  Alumni Relations Programming

a. Events

GOLD

Rensselaer in Space: Live from the International Space Station with Reid Wiseman '97

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SILVER

GOLD on the Go - Grads of the Last Decade

University of Waterloo

BRONZE

University of Maryland University College Alumni Association Awards Reception

University of Maryland University College

Honorable Mention

Introducing Rutgers Law School: A collaboration of alumni, academics, and advancement

Rutgers

b. Affinity programs

No award given.

c. Non-print communication

No award given.

9. Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

GOLD

StevensConnects—Repositioning a Leader in Innovation to be a Leader in Local Impact

Stevens Institute of Technology

10. Advertising

a. Individual Advertising

GOLD

Clawed's Gift

American University

SILVER

Once an Eagle

American University

BRONZE

Baruch College-Print Ad

Baruch College

b. Special Programs

No Award Given

c. Multimedia Packages

GOLD

Jesuit Is

Saint Joseph's University

BRONZE

The Summer Go To: summer session mutli-media campaign

Hudson Valley Community College

11. Individual Special Public Relations Projects

GOLD

“Say Yes to University of Toronto Engineering” Women Recruitment Campaign

University of Toronto

SILVER

Building Our Community: 2015-16 University of Waterloo Community Impact Report

University of Waterloo

Honorable Mention

Supporting Student Mental Health - An integrated communications strategy

McMaster University

12. Institutional Media Relations Programs

GOLD

Back pain killing your sex life? Positioning sensitive and high-impact research in the media

University of Waterloo

SILVER

University of Maryland Space Sciences Communications Campaign

University of Maryland

BRONZE

Showcasing the George Washington University as a Leader in Both the Sciences and the Arts

George Washington University

13. Publications

a: Single-Page Publications

SILVER

The City of Bethlehem: A Snapshot of our College Town

Lehigh University

b. Multiple-Page Publication

SILVER

Nexus

University of Toronto

BRONZE

Union’s Impact by the numbers

Union College

BRONZE

Here at U of T Mississauga

University of Toronto Mississauga

Honorable Mention

Ovation - Sheridan's Alumni Magazine

Sheridan College

Honorable Mention

24Seven: Strategic Plan Highlights Spring 2015

SUNY Oneonta

14. Specialty Items

a. Covers

SILVER

The End of Pain

University of Maryland College Park

BRONZE

Spring 2015: The Digital Age at NCS

National Cathedral School

Honorable Mention

Our Bias

University of Maryland College Park

b. Logos/Nameplates

No award given.

c. Posters

SILVER

We Believe In The Power Of Young Women

National Cathedral School

d. Illustrations

GOLD

Wayfinding Mural

University of Baltimore

SILVER

Stressed for Success: Are Today's Students More Anxious and Depressed Than Ever

University of Maryland College Park

15. Promotional Items

a. Calendars

GOLD

"RU Student Life Calendar"

Ryerson University

SILVER

The Artful Calendar

St. Lawrence University

b. Invitations

GOLD

University of Maryland Alumni Association 2015 Hall of Fame Awards Gala Invitation

University of Maryland

c. Promotions and Give-aways

SILVER

Villanova University - #GivingTuesday Christmas Ornament Calendar Year End Donor Promotion

Villanova

GOLD

Cookie Cutter Stewardship Piece

Union College

BRONZE

Social Media Squirrel Bookmark

Princeton University

16. Fundraising

a. Case Statements

No award given.

b. Fliers/Pamphlets

GOLD

Lehigh Wrestling - Celebrating our Past, Present and Future

Lehigh University

c. Fundraising Packages

GOLD

Eastman School of Music Scholarships Initiatives

University of Rochester

SILVER

Kent Place Annual Fund FY15 Materials - "Take the Lead"

Kent Place School

BRONZE

Building Character/Character Building

Greenwood College School

Honorable Mention

Monroe Community College Foundation 2014-2015 Annual Fund Solicitations

Monroe Community College

d. Letter/Postcard

No award given.

17. Proposal Writing

No award given.

18. Special Events

a. Individual events

GOLD

University of Baltimore Investiture 2015

University of Baltimore

BRONZE

SUNY Oswego Campaign Launch

SUNY Oswego

Honorable Mention

MCC Foundation's Gold Star Gala Le Vaisseau Fantome Presented by M&T Bank

Monroe Community College

b. Event series

GOLD

NYU Access

New York University

SILVER

University of Toronto: Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship Groundbreaking Event

University of Toronto

SILVER

Young Alumni Circle Dinner Series

Villanova

19. Magazines

a. Independent Schools

Honorable Mention

Mercersburg magazine

Mercersburg Academy

b. Community Colleges

Honorable Mention

Insights Magazine

Montgomery College

c. Four-Year Colleges/Universities

GOLD

Swarthmore College Bulletin

Swarthmore College

SILVER

Temple Health Magazine

Temple University

BRONZE

Drew Magazine

Drew University

BRONZE

U of T Medicine Magazine

University of Toronto

20. Magazines- Online/Digital

a. Independent Schools

No award given.

b. Community Colleges

No award given.

c. Four-Year Colleges/Universities

BRONZE

WVU Magazine

West Virginia University

21. Newsletters

a. Print

GOLD

Between the Columns

University of Maryland College Park

b. Electronic

GOLD

The Shell

University of Maryland College Park

22. Student Recruitment: Individual Print Pieces

a. Viewbooks and Prospectuses

GOLD

Beyond Solving Problems: Igniting Change

Villanova University

GOLD

Prospectus. Perspective

Greenwood College School

SILVER

St. Lawrence University Athletics Viewbook

St. Lawrence Athletics

Bronze

Widener Law Commonwealth Viewbook

Widener University

b. Catalogs

 

 

No award given.

c. Student Handbooks

Honorable Mention

Senior Glass Gift Committee Handbook

Villanova University

Honorable Mention

Beginnings Orientation Handbook

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

d. Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Fliers and Brochures

GOLD

The City of Bethlehem
A snapshot of our college town

Lehigh University

e. Posters

GOLD

Admissions Visit Day Banners

St. Lawrence University

23. Student Recruitment: Packages

GOLD

Convent of the Sacred Heart Student Recruitment Package

Convent of the Sacred Heart

SILVER

St. Lawrence University 15-16 Viewbook and Travel Piece Package

St. Lawrence University

BRONZE

UMBC House of Grit Campaign

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

24. Marketing Programs

GOLD

Defy the Conventional Repositioning and marketing campaign

University of Ottawa

25. Institutional Identity/Branding Programs

GOLD

West Virginia University branding

West Virginia University

BRONZE

Ursinus College Brand and Visual Identity Update

Ursinus College

26. Creativity on a Shoestring

GOLD

Journey of Misericordia University First Year Students - 2015

Misericordia University

SILVER

Awkward Cavalier Undergraduate Email

Cabrini College

BRONZE

Communicating complex science in a digital world - and with limited resources

McMaster University

27. Annual or Institutional Reports 

a. Print

BRONZE

The Campaign for Seton Hill University 2007-2014

Seton Hill University

Honorable Mention

Faculty of Science Annual Review

York University

b. Digital

GOLD

We Dwell in Possibility: 2014 Annual Report

SUNY Oswego

SILVER

Lehigh University Annual Report 2014 Digital Publication

Lehigh University

28. Web Site: Alumni Relations 

No award given.

29. Web Site: Fundraising/Development

No award given.

30. Web Site: Institutional Home Page

GOLD

Ursinus College Website & Homepage

Ursinus College

SILVER

Howard Community College Website Project

Howard Community College

BRONZE

York University Institutional Home page

York University

31. Web Site: Publications/Special Purpose

GOLD

Swarthmore College Bulletin—Website

Swarthmore College

SILVER

Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine Website

Johns Hopkins University

BRONZE

Science and Engineering Hall http://seh.gwu.edu/

George Washington University

Honorable Mention

Iona College Virtual Tour

Iona College

32. Web Site: News

GOLD

GW Today

George Washington Univeristy

33. Web Site: Student Recruitment

GOLD

West Virginia University

West Virginia University

SILVER

Kent Place School

Kent Place School

34. Video Features

a. Alumni and Fundraising Features

GOLD

Driving Josh Cassidy

Sheridan College

SILVER

One Day at Georgetown

Georgetown University

BRONZE

Lighting of the Quads

Johns Hopkins University

b. Student Recruitment

GOLD

The Network

Gettysburg College

SILVER

HWS: Preparing Students for Lives of Consequence

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

BRONZE

An Introduction to National Cathedral School

National Cathedral School

c. General Institutional Relations or Public Service Announcements

GOLD

What cause will you nobly advance?

Gettysburg College

SILVER

Clawed’s Gift

American University

BRONZE

Babies Learn from Surprises

Johns Hopkins University

35.  Social Media

GOLD

York University 2015 Spring Convocation Social Media Projection Project - Social Media

York University

SILVER

#OnlyatGWCampaign

George Washington University

36. Staff Writing

GOLD

Temple Health Magazine
Five staff-written articles published in Temple Health Magazine:
1. The Galaxy Within
2. Data-Driven Medicine
3. Inflammation & Cancer
4. Home Delivery
5. Sewing Lesson

Temple University

SILVER

Swarthmore College Bulletin. Articles submitted:
Dog Days (Profile, Fall 2014)
Completing the Narrative (Feature, Spring 2015)
Great Lakes Gladiator (Profile, Spring 2015)
Revolutionary Revelation (Alum, staff-focused, Spring 2015)
Happiness Is ... (Feat

Swarthmore College

BRONZE

Excellence in staff writing: McMaster Times, spring 2015 issue.

McMaster University

Honorable Mention

University of Maryland, College Park  Terp Magazine

University of Maryland, College Park

37. Excellence in News Writing

a. General news writing

GOLD

Daemen College Institutional Communications News Writing

Daemen College

SILVER

Service dog and student to cross convocation stage in matching cap and gown

York University

BRONZE

Blair Academy Excellence in News Writing (General News Writing)

Blair Academy

b. Research, medicine and science news writing

GOLD

Five staff-written articles that were published in Temple Health Magazine: 1. The Galaxy Within 2. Data-Driven Medicine 3. Inflammation & Cancer 4. Home Delivery 5. Sewing Lesson

Temple University

SILVER

The Science of superbugs: placing and keeping the antibiotic-resistance crisis on the national agenda

McMaster University

BRONZE

Sharing quantum with the world: Institute for Quantum Computing Research & Science News Writing

University of Waterloo