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2013 Accolades Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that the CASE DII Accolades Committees have selected the 2013 Accolades Award winners.  All award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference on March 3-5, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Accolades Awards reception will be held on Monday evening, March 4. 

1.  Best Practices in Alumni Relations

A.  Independent Schools

HONORABLE MENTION Kent Place Alumnae Mentoring Program Kent Place School

B.  Community Colleges

No Awards Given

C.  Four-Year Colleges/Universities

GOLD Young Alumni Leadership Program
Alumni to Alumni Mentoring
Gettysburg College
SILVER MAC10 McMaster University
BRONZE "Cool Connections, Hot Alumni" Virtual
Virtual Career Events Series
Binghamton College
HONORABLE MENTION Hire Power/Leader2Leader University of Toronto Scarborough

2.  Best Practices in Communications

A.  Independent schools

BRONZE The Newark Academy Jam Newark Academy

B.  Community Colleges

No Awards Given

C.  Four-year Colleges/Universities

GOLD Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival Rochester Institute of Technology
SILVER Moment of Truth - Acceptance Package Elizabethtown College

3.  Best Practices in Fundraising

A. Independent Schools

No Awards Given

B. Community Colleges

No Awards Given

C.  Four-year Colleges/Universities

GOLD Battle of the Blues/An Innovative Approach to Young Alumni Giving Elizabethtown College
SILVER The 5/01 501 Challenge Skidmore College
BRONZE RU a Henry/A mini marketing campaign to promote planned giving Rutgers University Foundation

4.  Alumni Relations Programs

A.  Events

GOLD Fenway Park 100th Anniversary - Celebrating Rensselaer's Contributions to America's Ballpark Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SILVER Faculty Perspectives University of Rochester
BRONZE George Eastman Birthday University of Rochester
BRONZE Downtown Engagement Initiative University of Scranton

B.  Affinity Programs

No Awards Given

C.  Non print communication (community building activities)

No Awards Given

5.  Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

GOLD  Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival Rochester Institute of Technology
SILVER Family Day at WVU West Virginia University

6.  Government Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events

SILVER Never a Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman University of Pittsburgh

7.  Advertising

A.  Individual Advertising

GOLD All the Wonks are Talking American University
SILVER A Day in the Life video New York Institute of Technology
BRONZE Kogod Now Health American University
HONORABLE MENTION Research that Matters ad campaign Lehigh University

B.  Special Programs

GOLD WONK Campaign Targets Higher Ed Peers American University
SILVER Learn, Discover, Heal, Create - Advertising Campaign University of Rochester

C.  Multimedia Packages

GOLD WONK Brand Advertising Campaign American University
SILVER Military Advertising Campaign University of Maryland University College
HONORABLE MENTION Personalized Education, Affordable Tuition Wilmington University

8.  Individual Special Public Relations Projects

GOLD The Bird Feeder: Food Truck Elizabethtown College
SILVER 2011 Service Awards Video University of Baltimore
BRONZE Cabrini College Tuition Reduction Cabrini College

9.  Institutional Media Relations Programs

GOLD Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Campaign & Events SUNY New Paltz
SILVER Researchers Reconstruct Genome of the Black Death McMaster University
BRONZE McDonough School of Business Media Relations Campaign Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
HONORABLE MENTION Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival Rochester Institute of Technology

10.  Visual Design in Print:  Publications

A.  Single Page Publications

No Awards Given

B.  Multiple Page Publication

GOLD 2011 START Research Review University of Maryland
SILVER Life in 2027: Ideas about tomorrow from our next generation University of Toronto
BRONZE 30 Treasures 30 Years Gettysburg College
HONORABLE MENTION Pathways to Success Susquehanna University
HONORABLE MENTION Maret School: The First Hundred Years Maret School

11.  Visual Design in Print:  Other

A.  Covers

GOLD Edge Magazine: the healthy aging issue University of Toronto
SILVER Bucknell Magazine Winter 2012 Bucknell University

B.  Logos/nameplates

BRONZE The Bryn Mawr School Logo Bryn Mawr School

C.  Posters

GOLD The Bardwalk Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
BRONZE Public Lecture Poster McDaniel College

D.  Illustrations

GOLD Sacred Heart Athletics and Wellness Center Illustration Convent of the Sacred Heart
SILVER RU A Henry: A mini-marketing campaign to promote planned giving at Rutgers Rutgers University Foundation
BRONZE Anansi Book New York Institute of Technology

12.  Visual Design in Print:  Specialty Items

A.  Calendars

SILVER 2012-13 Calendar: Intellectual Values and Imagination Convent of the Sacred Heart

B.  Invitations                                   

GOLD Thaddeus Mosley, Sculptor Event Materials University of Pittsburgh
BRONZE Regional Campaign Launch Invitations University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Jazz on the Avenue Nazareth College

C.  Promotional items

No Awards Given

13.  Photography

A.  Color

GOLD Coxe Hall Sunset Hobart and William Smith Colleges
SILVER Infant Myla, table of contents Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
BRONZE After the Storm SUNY Geneseo

B.  Black and White

GOLD Forced to Flee Binghamton University
SILVER Events Center Home to Many Binghamton University

C.  Computer or Digital Enhanced Images

GOLD WONK brand American University
SILVER 2012-13 Calendar Cover Convent of the Sacred Heart
BRONZE Briefcase Encounter York University

14.  Fundraising

A.  Case Statements

SILVER Build a Case for Support - Upper School Renovations Upper Canada College

B.  Fliers/Pamphlets

SILVER Capital Campaign Update Pamphlet Convent of the Sacred Heart
BRONZE Orange & Blue Club Brochure Gettysburg College

C.  Fundraising Packages

GOLD  Without U: Annual Fund Spring Appeal Bucknell University
SILVER Testing Young Alumni Johns Hopkins University
HONORABLE MENTION Emma Fund Appeal Series Emma Willard School
HONORABLE MENTION Kent Place...By The Numbers Kent Place School

D.  Letter/Postcard

HONORABLE MENTION Annual Fund School-Specific Appeal Temple University

15.  Proposal Writing

GOLD "The Anonymous Chair in Pollinator Conservation" University of Guelph

 16. Special Events

A.  Individual Events

GOLD The OVC Pet Trust Gala - "A Walk in the Park" University of Guelph
SILVER Evolving the Image of the African American Male in American Media University of Pittsburgh
BRONZE 14th Annual Gold Star Gala Monroe Community College Foundation
BRONZE A Night with NASA Queen's University
HONORABLE MENTION Meliora Weekend 2011 University of Rochester

B.  Event Series

BRONZE Presidential Inauguration Elizabethtown College

17.  Magazines

A.  Independent Schools, Four Color

SILVER Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child: Review Magazine Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
BRONZE Newark Academy Outreach Magazine Newark Academy

B.  Community Colleges, Four Color

BRONZE bigDreams Magazine Montgomery County Community College

C.  Four-Year Colleges/Universities, Four Color

GOLD The Mulberry Tree Magazine St. Mary's College of Maryland
GOLD The Hill Magazine McDaniel College
SILVER  UMBC Magazine University of Maryland, Baltimore County
SILVER Drew Magazine Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 Drew University
BRONZE University of Delaware Research University of Delaware
HONORABLE MENTION Rutgers Magazine Rutgers, the State University of NJ
HONORABLE MENTION WVU Alumni Magazine West Virginia University

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

No Awards Given

18.  Newsletters

A. One to three color

No Awards Given

B.  Four color

GOLD Edge Magazine University of Toronto
SILVER Endeavor/Campaign News for the University of Rochester community University of Rochester
BRONZE BTC: Between the Columns A newsletter for faculty and staff University of Maryland

C.  Electronic

GOLD  Yfile/York University's daily newsletter York University
SILVER Discover-e/Insights and innovations from Binghamton University  Binghamton University

19.  Student Recruitment:  Individual Print Pieces

A.  Viewbooks and Prospectuses

GOLD Elizabethtown College Redefined -  Viewbook Elizabethtown College
SILVER St. Lawrence University Viewbook St. Lawrence University
BRONZE "Just the Facts"/UM Carey Law Fact Sheet University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
HONORABLE MENTION Experience Princeton Viewbook Princeton University

B.  Catalogs

No Awards Given

C.  Student Handbooks

No Awards Given

D.  Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Fliers and Brochures

BRONZE Pathways to Success Susquehanna University
BRONZE Our Academic Community/A faculty focused yield piece Susquehanna University
HONORABLE MENTION Wilkes University Value Piece Wilkes University

E.  Posters

GOLD Admitted Student Poster Johns Hopkins University

20.  Student Recruitment:  Packages

SILVER Recruitment Package Hobart and William Smith Colleges
HONORABLE MENTION Elizabethtown College Redefined Elizabethtown College

21.  Marketing Programs

SILVER Transforming Lives Prince George's Community College
BRONZE WONK - American University's Institutional Identity Program American University

22.  Institutional Identity/Branding Programs

GOLD WONK - American University's Institutional Identity Program American University
SILVER The Bryn Mawr School Branding Program The Bryn Mawr School
HONORABLE MENTION UB Midtown Campaign University of Baltimore

23.  Creativity on a Shoestring

SILVER Go Mac go! McMaster University
BRONZE Misericordia 2011 Christmas Video Project Misericordia University
HONORABLE MENTION Social Media Strategy Summit University of Maryland, Baltimore County

24.  Annual or Institutional Reports

A.  Print

GOLD Life in 2027: Ideas about tomorrow  from our next generation University of Toronto
SILVER Theory to Practice (Annual Research Publication) Lehigh University
BRONZE NOW...IS OUR TIME/A Publication of  the Office of the President Chestnut Hill College
HONORABLE MENTION Wilkes University President's Report Wilkes University
HONORABLE MENTION Changing Lives for a Changing World 2011/2011 Report of Gifts McDaniel College
HONORABLE MENTION 2011 Impact of Giving Report/Calendar University of Guelph

B.  Digital

No Awards Given

25.  Blogs

GOLD Wharton Blog Network of Wharton Magazine The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
SILVER UMBC Giving Blog  University of Maryland Baltimore County
BRONZE Think Green Blog Montgomery County Community College

26.  Web Site:  Alumni Relations

HONORABLE MENTION Ramapo College Alumni Relations Ramapo College of New Jersey

27.  Web Site:  Fundraising/Development

SILVER  University at Buffalo Giving Site University at Buffalo
BRONZE Support Your Passion Skidmore College
HONORABLE MENTION Golisano Children's Hospital: Virtual Tour and Naming Opportunities for New Tower  University of Rochester

28.  Web Site:  Institutional Home Page

GOLD Skidmore College Web Site Skidmore College
SILVER Drew University Homepage  Drew University
HONORABLE MENTION Swarthmore College Homepage Swarthmore College

29.  Web Site:  Publications/Special Purpose

BRONZE UD Authors/Highlighting the Literary Works of University of Delaware Faculty, Staff, and Alumni University of Delaware
HONORABLE MENTION Innovation isn't a buzzword. It's our culture. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
HONORABLE MENTION RUSM Digital View Book Ross University School of Medicine

30.  Web Site:  News

GOLD News@Gettysburg Gettysburg College
SILVER Yfile: York University's Daily News Web Site York University

31.  Web Site:  Student Recruitment

GOLD  Pathfinders: Where a Union Education Can Take You Union College
SILVER University of Delaware Web Site in Spanish University of Delaware
BRONZE Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Hopkins Interactive Johns Hopkins University
HONORABLE MENTION Buffalo State Music Department Web Site Buffalo State

32.  Video Features

A. Alumni and Fundraising Features

GOLD "Thank You Science Building Donors" Wilkes University
BRONZE "Theodore Zinck: The Lost Footage"  Cornell University

B.  Student Recruitment

GOLD  "Day in a Life" New York Institute of Technology
SILVER "This is what Golden Flyers do" Nazareth College
BRONZE Audio Technology: Master of Arts American University

C.  General Institutional Relations

GOLD Kogod Now Health American University
SILVER Elizabethtown College Branding Video  Elizabethtown College
BRONZE Buffalo State Holiday E-Card 2011  Buffalo State, State University of New York

D.  Public Service Announcements

GOLD All the Wonks are Talking American University
SILVER K-12 Engineering PSAs University of Delaware
BRONZE Rutgers Research: Making Lives Better Rutgers University

33.  Mobile Campaign/Apps

No Awards Given

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

GOLD  "Join the CONVO-sation" Waterloo's Waterloo's convocation goes social! University of Waterloo
 SILVER Quake on the Lake Hobart and William Smith Colleges
HONORABLE MENTION 2012 NCAA Frozen Four

Union College

35.  Staff Writing

GOLD Stories from the Hill Magazine McDaniel College
 SILVER UMBC Magazine University of Maryland, Baltimore County
BRONZE Terp Magazine University of Maryland, College Park
BRONZE  Dickinson Magazine Dickinson College
HONORABLE MENTION Pitt Magazine University of Pittsburgh

36.  Best Article

GOLD "Saving the Insect Eaters"  Bucknell University
SILVER  "Escaping Gridlock" University of Toronto
SILVER  "Still We Rise" University of Pittsburgh
BRONZE "A centuries-old mystery hidden  in WVU's Rare Book Room" West Virginia University
HONORABLE MENTION "Uncommon Bond, Drew Magazine, Winter 2012" Drew University
HONORABLE MENTION "Homage to the Past, Invitation to the Present" Swarthmore College

37.  Excellence in News Writing

A.  General News Writing

GOLD General News Writing from the University of Guelph University of Guelph
SILVER Collection of news stories from Union.edu Union College

B.  Research, Medicine, and Science News Writing

No Awards Given