2015 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 2015 Accolades Award winners. All award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference on February 1-3, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. The Accolades Awards reception will be held on Monday evening, February 2.

Platinum Categories

Winners of GOLD awards in the platinum categories will advance to the CASE Circle of Excellence competition.

1.  Best Practices in Alumni Relations

GOLD Young Alumni Leadership Program   Gettysburg College
SILVER   Drexel Alumni Global Night  Drexel University
BRONZE True Blue Alumni Engagement Seton Hall
HONORABLE MENTION RIT Trip to Cuba Rochester Institute of Technology

         
2.  Best Practices in Communications & Marketing

SILVER Freshman Yield Campaign   The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
BRONZE Ithaca College Real Life Instagram Ithaca College


3.  Best Practices in Fundraising

SILVER  Live, Laugh, Learn, Listen...Leave a Presidential Transition Strategy University of Guelph

    
4.  Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns

GOLD  Year of 13 Challenge Colgate University

    
5. Best Practices in Advancement Services
No awards given

6. Excellence in Photography

GOLD Annual Portfolio University of Maryland College Park
SILVER Photos from the Swarthmore College Bulletin Swarthmore College
BRONZE Catholic University Photography  The Catholic University of America
HONORABLE MENTION YorkU magazine feature photography portfolio  York University
HONORABLE MENTION University of Guelph by Night University of Guelph

   
7.  Best Articles of the Year

GOLD "From White Coat to Hospital Gown" Thomas Jefferson University
SILVER “Iron Man” University of Toronto
BRONZE “Bee-ing the Change” Ryerson University
HONORABLE MENTION “A Lucky Child”   George Washington University
HONORABLE MENTION   “Will the Circle be Unbroken” Swarthmore College
Traditional Categories

8.  Alumni Relations Programming

A.  Events

GOLD Welcoming Alumni to the Club   University of Waterloo
SILVER   Alumni Family Weekend Gettysburg College
HONORABLE MENTION Small Business from Concept to Success: An Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion University of Maryland University College

B.  Affinity Programs

GOLD "True Blue" Alumni Engagement Program Seton Hall University

C.  Non print communication (community building activities)

GOLD The Alumni Big Ticket University of Waterloo

9.  Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

SILVER The Future. Ours to Create. Stevens Institute of Technology’s Academic Gateway Complex Community Open House Stevens Institute of Technology

10.  Government Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

No awards given        

11.  Advertising

A.  Individual Advertising

GOLD UMUC Moments Campaign and Station Domination University of Maryland University College
SILVER  School of Planning-Spacing Magazine University of Waterloo
BRONZE Joey Price 30 Sec commercial  University of Maryland University College
HONORABLE MENTION Princeton U Gift Planning Loyalty Society Ad  Princeton University

B.  Special Programs

No awards given

C.  Multimedia Packages    

GOLD Sleepy College Town American University
SILVER York University-This Is My Time Phase 2 York University
BRONZE UMUC Moments Integrated Campaign University of Maryland University College
HONORABLE MENTION Hudson Valley C.C. Fall '14 Enrollment Hudson Valley Community College

12.  Individual Special Public Relations Projects

SILVER A Public Voice University of Maryland, Baltimore
BRONZE Acts of Kindness Seton Hall University
BRONZE Passport to Science Wilkes University

13.  Institutional Media Relations Programs

BRONZE Single Bullet: Arlen Specter and the Warren Commission Investigation of the JFK Assassination Philadelphia University
HONORABLE MENTION Faculty Experts at the Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America
HONORABLE MENTION McMaster Broadcast Studio McMaster University

14. Visual Design in Print:  Publications
A.  Single Page Publications

GOLD Gettysburg Fund “Do Great Work” fall mailer  Gettysburg College
SILVER University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Brochure University of Maryland College Park
BRONZE Orange & Blue (O&B) Club fall mailer  Gettysburg College
HONORABLE MENTION CCAC Holiday Calendar Card Community College of Alleghany County

      
B.  Multiple Page Publication

GOLD Endowed Scholarships Brochure University of Rochester
SILVER Lehigh University Viewbook Lehigh University
BRONZE Inside the World’s Great Questions: The Power of Research Networks University of Toronto
HONORABLE MENTION Capstone 2014: Art and Art History Senior Projects Catalog Gettysburg College
HONORABLE MENTION  The Love Book Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam SUNY Potsdam
HONORABLE MENTION  Nexus (Fall/Winter 2013) University of Toronto


15.  Visual Design in Print:  Other

A.  Covers

GOLD Les Amies 2014 Cover  Convent of the Sacred Heart
SILVER Now You See It: Big Data   University of Maryland, College Park

B.  Logos/nameplates

SILVER 20 Design: Launching Princeton's 20th President  Princeton University

C.  Posters

GOLD Stem to Steam Lecture Poster  Princeton University
SILVER We are Warriors Poster  University of Waterloo
BRONZE Summer Funding Workshop Poster Princeton University

D.  Illustrations

BRONZE Screen Time University of Toronto

16.  Visual Design in Print:  Specialty Items

A.  Calendars

GOLD 50th Anniversary Calendar University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
SILVER 2013-14 Wilmington Univ. Alumni Holiday Calendar Wilmington University
BRONZE 2014 Swarthmore Calendar Swarthmore College

B.  Invitations                                   

GOLD Kent Place School Reunion Weekend Invitation  Kent Place School
SILVER Building Dedication Invitation, School of Communication American University
BRONZE 2014 Got Heart Benefit Auction Invite   Convent of the Sacred Heart

C.  Promotional items

GOLD Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship T-shirt University of Maryland, College Park
SILVER Princeton University Art Museum Notecard Gift Princeton University
BRONZE Civil War Institute Giveaway Gettysburg College

17.  Fundraising

A.  Case Statements

GOLD Endowed Scholarships Brochure (Meliora) University of Rochester
SILVER The Wilson Society - Imagine Your Legacy - University of Rochester Planned Giving Recognition Society University of Rochester
BRONZE The Campaign for University College University of Toronto
HONORABLE MENTION Case Prospectus Bryn Mawr School

B.  Fliers/Pamphlets

GOLD Gettysburg Fund "Do Great Work" Fall Mailer Gettysburg College
SILVER  Gettysburg Fund Fall Scholarship Mailer Gettysburg College

C.  Fundraising Packages

GOLD Materials for Dedication of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman- Scully Hall Princeton University
SILVER  The Wilson Society - Imagine Your Legacy - University of Rochester Planned Giving Recognition Society University of Rochester
BRONZE Kent Place Annual Fund FY14 Materials - "120 Years of…"   Kent Place School
HONORABLE MENTION The Chicken Tender Wrap Challenge Grove City College
HONORABLE MENTION Annual Giving direct marketing package for 2013/2014 featuring Jamica Cass Queen's University
HONORABLE MENTION Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam Campaign Solicitation Materials SUNY Potsdam

D.  Letter/Postcard

GOLD End of Fund Year Lybunt/Sybunt Gettysburg College

18.  Proposal Writing
No awards given

19. Special Events

A.  Individual Events

GOLD Conversat - Reviving a Guelph Tradition University of Guelph
SILVER Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Gala University of Guelph
SILVER Online Faculty Lecture Series Union College
BRONZE Lights, Camera, Action! 24th Annual Alumni Awards University of Maryland, University College
HONORABLE MENTION LOVE CONQUERS THE LAW: ONE WOMAN’S VOICE SILENCES DOMA Temple University
HONORABLE MENTION Dedication of the Wicker Wellness Center at Union College Union College


B.  Event Series

GOLD The Dog Days of UC University of Toronto

      
20.  Magazines

A.  Independent Schools, Four Color

SILVER  Mawrginalia Bryn Mawr School
BRONZE Mercersburg magazine Mercersburg Academy

B.  Community Colleges, Four Color

No awards given

C.  Four-Year Colleges/Universities, Four Color

GOLD Terp University of Maryland College Park
SILVER  Nexus University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
BRONZE  Temple Health Magazine Temple University
HONORABLE MENTION The Hill Magazine   McDaniel College

D.  One to three color (Independent Schools, Community Colleges, Four-Year Colleges/Universities)

No Awards Given

21.  Newsletters

A. Print

GOLD Institute of Quantum Computing University of Waterloo

B.  Electronic

GOLD Tiger's Tale   Rochester Institute of Technology

22.  Student Recruitment:  Individual Print Pieces

A.  Viewbooks and Prospectuses

GOLD  Lehigh University Prospectus 2014-15 Lehigh University
SILVER Kent Place School Viewbook - Advice for Brave and Brilliant Girls Kent Place School

B.  Catalogs

No awards given

C.  Student Handbooks

HONORABLE MENTION Hart House Student Guide   University of Toronto


D.  Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Fliers and Brochures

SILVER Eight Months in Hanoi University of Waterloo

E.  Posters

No Awards Given

23.  Student Recruitment:  Packages

GOLD Out-of-Province Student Recruitment Initiatives Western University
SILVER  Lehigh University Marketing Suite Lehigh University
BRONZE albright! The Magazine for Prospective Students Albright College
HONORABLE MENTION 2014 Incoming Freshmen Yield Campaign  The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

24.  Marketing Programs

SILVER The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - 2014 Incoming Freshmen Yield Campaign  The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
BRONZE Princeton University Gift Planning Marketing Strategy Princeton University
BRONZE This is my time - Phase 2 York University

25.  Institutional Identity/Branding Programs

GOLD  UMUC Moments Integrated Campaign University of Maryland, University College
SILVER  St. John’s University Re-branding Initiative St. John's University
BRONZE Sheridan: Get Creative Sheridan College

 26.  Creativity on a Shoestring

GOLD    Valentine's Day Couples Card Gettysburg College
SILVER  Swarthmore Drops the "R" to End 150 Years of Pronunciation Confusion Swarthmore College
BRONZE LEAF Day University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

27.  Annual or Institutional Reports

A.  Print

GOLD Inside the World’s Great Questions: The Power of Research Networks University of Toronto
SILVER Institute for Quantum Computing 2013 Annual Report    University of Waterloo
BRONZE Cornerstones of Success American University Annual Report: 2012-2013  American University
HONORABLE MENTION Rowan University College of Engineering Annual Report Rowan University

B.  Digital

SILVER  Inside the World’s Great Questions: The Power of Research Networks University of Toronto

28.  Blogs

GOLD curiosities.sheridancollege.ca Sheridan College
SILVER Hart House Blog
HONORABLE MENTION First Person Plural: Greenwood College School's Official Blog Greenwood College School

29.  Web Site:  Alumni Relations

No awards given

30.  Web Site:  Fundraising/Development

SILVER The Wilson Society - Imagine Your Legacy - University of Rochester Planned Giving Recognition Society University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Rise & Flourish: The Campaign for Newark Academy Campaign Website Newark Academy
HONORABLE MENTION Princeton University Digital Case Statements Princeton University

31.  Web Site:  Institutional Home Page

GOLD Buffalo State College Website - Institutional Homepage Buffalo State
SILVER Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University Princeton University - Lewis Center
BRONZE Drew Theological School website Drew Theological School
HONORABLE MENTION UMUC Homepage Redesign and Sitewide Design Update University of Maryland, University College

32.  Web Site:  Publications/Special Purpose

GOLD April Fool's Homepage University of Rochester
SILVER We have Career-Focused Degrees – Discover the one that’s right for you Humber College
HONORABLE MENTION Ovation Alumni Magazine Sheridan College

33.  Web Site:  News 

SILVER Discover-e: Insights and Innovations from Binghamton University Binghamton University
BRONZE YFile: York University's News Source York University
HONORABLE MENTION  Loyola Today Loyola University

34.  Web Site:  Student Recruitment

GOLD The Rowan University Transfer Rowan University
SILVER Drew Theological School Website Drew University
BRONZE Lehigh University Prospectus 2014-15 Lehigh University

35.  Video Features

A. Alumni and Fundraising Features

GOLD NYU Momentum: Unlocking Potential, Unleashing Ambition New York University
SILVER ABCs of a Newly Discovered Reading Impairment Johns Hopkins University
BRONZE University of Guelph Alumni Association: Cheers to your Foolish Years University of Guelph


B.  Student Recruitment

GOLD Faculty Profile Series York University
SILVER Joey Price 30-Second Commercial University of Maryland, University College
BRONZE Iona College Welcome Video Iona College

C.  General Institutional Relations

GOLD Sleepy College Town American University
SILVER Faculty of Science Promotional Video York University
BRONZE Caffeine Enhances Memory Johns Hopkins University

D.  Public Service Announcements

GOLD STAND with AU American University
SILVER Class of 2017: First Year Walk Gettysburg College

36.  Mobile Campaign/Apps

SILVER Duquesne University’s New Student Orientation Mobile Site  Duquesne University

37.  Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

GOLD RPi Day 2014 Rensselaer Polytechnic
SILVER #RowanPROUD Rowan University
SILVER #wherewillGryphshowupnext  University of Guelph
HONORABLE MENTION #HWSday Hobart & William Smith Colleges

 38.  Staff Writing

GOLD Articles Package: “Living,” “Circle,” “Railroad,” “Michener,” “Dahmm” Swarthmore College
SILVER Articles Package: "Find me in the Club," "Worthy Investments," "The Codemakers," "Learning to Lead," "Recreating Nature" Bryn Mawr School
BRONZE Articles Package: “Caffeine Use Disorder Needs More Attention,” “Reaching the End Zone,” “The Other Side of War,” “The Melting Pot,” “Less shine on the Crazy Diamond” American University
HONORABLE MENTION Articles Package: “Fool For You,” “Trying Times,” “The Art of Inspiration,” “Because a Mentor Saw Success,” “Good Sport” McDaniel College

39.  Excellence in News Writing

A.  General News Writing

GOLD McMaster U receives $3M for Dramatic Renewal McMaster University
SILVER Excellence in News Writing – Union College Union College
BRONZE News from the University at Buffalo School of Management University at Buffalo
HONORABLE MENTION St. Lawrence University General News Writing St. Lawrence University

B.  Research, Medicine, and Science News Writing

GOLD Plague, superbugs and ancient skeletons: scientific stories for a global audience McMaster University
SILVER One Rutgers, A World of Discovery Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
BRONZE Binghamton University research news Binghamton University
HONORABLE MENTION Gas falling into black holes; molecular communication - vodka text message; Lipid levels during prenatal brain development impact autism York University