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2014 Accolades Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that the CASE DII Accolades Committees have selected the 2014 Accolades Award winners.  All award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference on February 9-11, 2014 in Baltimore, MD.  The Accolades Awards reception will be held on Monday evening, February 10. 

1.  Best Practices in Alumni Relations
A.  Independent Schools
No Awards Given
B.  Community Colleges
No Awards Given
C.  Four-Year Colleges/Universities

GOLD Hoya Gateway Georgetown University
SILVER RIT/CIAS Big Shot Rochester Institute of Technology
BRONZE Penn Alumni Families Programming University of Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION Skids on the Loose - Alumni/Student Photo Challenge Skidmore College

2.  Best Practices in Communications
A.  Independent schools
No Awards Given
B.  Community Colleges

BRONZE The Big Read in Pittsburgh Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

C.  Four-year Colleges/Universities

GOLD Rutgers Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
SILVER Communications Campaign for Gettysburg College and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Gettysburg College
BRONZE Share Your Moment Campaign Elizabethtown College
BRONZE Ontario Universities Fair Booth and Material University of Ottawa

3.  Best Practices in Fundraising
A. Independent Schools
No Awards Given
B. Community Colleges
No Awards Given
C.  Four-year Colleges/Universities

GOLD The Carleton University FuruteFunder: Bringing Crowdfunding to University Philanthropy Carleton University
SILVER Villanova University TAG Day(s) - Thank Alumni for Giving Villanova University
BRONZE fuel the fURnace April Donor Challenge University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Calendar and E-Calendar "Make My Gift" Reminder Gettysburg College

4.  Alumni Relations Programs
A.  Events

GOLD Mars Rover Curiosity Program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SILVER RIT/CIAS Big Shot Rochester Institute of Technology
BRONZE Penn Alumni Families Programming University of Pennsylvania

B.  Affinity Programs
No Awards Given
C.  Non print communication (community building activities)
No Awards Given
5.  Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events


SILVER
Open Streets Hamilton: McMaster Edition McMaster University

6.  Government Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events


HONORABLE MENTION
Campaign to Restore Military Tuition Assistance University of Maryland, University College

7.  Advertising
A.  Individual Advertising

GOLD Be bold. Be a Viking. TV Commercials Hudson Valley Community College
SILVER UofT Affinity Program Gatefold Hamlet Ad University of Toronto
BRONZE York University "this is my time" TV Commercial York University

B.  Special Programs

GOLD UofT Affinity Program Gatefold Advertising Campaign University of Toronto
SILVER George Eastman Circle Print Advertising Campaign University of Rochester
BRONZE Together We Will Make the World Ever Better University of Rochester

C.  Multimedia Packages

GOLD York University "this is my time" Brand Campaign York University
SILVER Widener Leadership Works Widener Unviersity
HONORABLE MENTION Friends Select School Advertising Friends Select School

8.  Individual Special Public Relations Projects

GOLD First-Generation Stories: Take the Opportunity video series and web area Bucknell University
SILVER Gettsburg College Majestic Theater Environmental Window Graphic Gettysburg College
BRONZE Rochester Area Reunion Postcards University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Showcasing McMaster's Library and Archives McMaster University

9.  Institutional Media Relations Programs

HONORABLE MENTION Civil War Sesquicentennial Media Relations Plan Gettysburg College

10.  Visual Design in Print:  Publications
A.  Single Page Publications
No Awards Given
B.  Multiple Page Publication

GOLD The Skidmore Mind, aka the "brand book" Skidmore College
SILVER Innovation Ignited University of Toronto
HONORABLE MENTION St. Lawrence University Viewbook St. Lawrence University

11.  Visual Design in Print:  Other
A.  Covers
No Awards Given
B.  Logos/nameplates

BRONZE One Rochester: Faculty & Staff Campaign University of Rochester

C.  Posters

GOLD 2012 Fall Show Poster Princeton University
SILVER Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month University of Maryland, University College
HONORABLE MENTION Dover Site Wall Graphics Installation Wilmington University
HONORABLE MENTION Summer Trimester Promotional Campaign Towson University

D.  Illustrations

HONORABLE MENTION 2012 Holiday Card Elizabethtown College
HONORABLE MENTION Spring Achiever 2013 | Three Illustrations University of Maryland, University College

12.  Visual Design in Print:  Specialty Items
A.  Calendars

SILVER 2013 Impact of Giving Report/Calendar University of Guelph

B.  Invitations

GOLD Benefit 2013 invitation: Conge Convent of the Sacred Heart
SILVER Inauguration Invitation Package University of the Sciences
BRONZE Carey Quadrangle Dedication Invitation Bryn Mawr School

C.  Promotional items

GOLD WVU: Boy Scout Jamboree West Virginia University
SILVER George Eastman Circle Commemorative CD Set University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION York University Brand Pocket Lookbook: Global Thinking, Shaped Here York University
HONORABLE MENTION WU Brew Coffee Bags Widener University

13.  Photography
A.  Color

GOLD Seneca Lake Steam Hobart and William Smith Colleges
GOLD Iron Lotus Princeton Plasma Physics Saboratory
SILVER Prof. David Evans stares down a dinosaur University of Toronto
BRONZE Beauty in Numbers University of Toronto
BRONZE Photo in Widener Magazine; photo contributed by Becky Schott Widener University

B.  Black and White
No Awards Given
C.  Computer or Digital Enhanced Images

GOLD WVU magazine: Innovation Issue - Dr. Larry Rhodes West Virginia University

14.  Fundraising
A.  Case Statements

GOLD Endowed Professorships: Furthering the Tradition of Faculty Excellence University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Case statement for WE DO, The Campaign for Bucknell University Bucknell University

B.  Fliers/Pamphlets

GOLD The Circle of Visionaries Brochure University at Buffalo
HONORABLE MENTION Bold Puzzle Spring Mailer Gettysburg College

C.  Fundraising Packages

GOLD Muhlenberg College Here & Now Portfolio Muhlenberg College
SILVER Endowed Professorships: Furthering the Tradition of Faculty Excellence University of Rochester
BRONZE 25th Anniversary of the Wheeler Society Hobart and William Smith Colleges
HONORABLE MENTION I Choose - a fundraising awareness campaign University of the Sciences

D.  Letter/Postcard
No Awards Given
15.  Proposal Writing

SILVER The RBC Initiative for Building Water Expertise University of Waterloo

16. Special Events
A.  Individual Events

GOLD A Taste of UC University College - University of Toronto
SILVER 15th Annual Star Gala Monroe Community College Foundation
BRONZE WE DO Campaign Launch Weekend Bucknell University
HONORABLE MENTION INTEGRATE West Virginia University

B.  Event Series

GOLD Initiative Campaign Launch Queen's University
SILVER The Inauguration of Joel Stuart Bloom, Eighth President of NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology

17.  Magazines
A.  Independent Schools, Four Color

SILVER Mercersburg Magazine Mercersburg Academy
HONORABLE MENTION Shady Side Academy Magazine Shady Side Academy

B.  Community Colleges, Four Color

HONORABLE MENTION Insights/Full color annual alumni magazine Montgomery College

C.  Four-Year Colleges/Universities, Four Color

GOLD American magazine American University
SILVER Dickinson Magazine Dickinson College
BRONZE Hue Magazine Fashion Institute of Technology
HONORABLE MENTION ICView -The Magazine of Ithaca College Ithaca College
HONORABLE MENTION Pitt Magazine University of Pittsburgh

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 Between the columns University of Maryland, College Park
HONORABLE MENTION Transforming Lives SUNY Buffalo State

C.  Electronic

SILVER Mawrginalia The Bryn Mawr School
BRONZE Discover-e: Insights and Innovations from Binghamton University Binghamton University
HONORABLE MENTION McMaster Highlights - Hamilton Edition McMaster University
HONORABLE MENTION YFile: York University's daily newsletter York University

19.  Student Recruitment:  Individual Print Pieces
A.  Viewbooks and Prospectuses

SILVER NYIT Viewbook New York Institute of Technology
BRONZE St. Lawrence University Viewbook St. Lawrence University
HONORABLE MENTION The Skidmore Mind, aka the "brand book" Skidmore College
HONORABLE MENTION 2013 Undergraduate Viewbook St. John's University

B.  Catalogs
No Awards Given
C.  Student Handbooks
No Awards Given
D.  Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Fliers and Brochures

SILVER A Liberal Arts Education With Results/Search Publication about Career Preparation & Student Outcomes Hobart and William Smith Colleges
BRONZE Program Emphasis Brochure (Set of 5) Susquehanna University

E.  Posters
No Awards Given
20.  Student Recruitment:  Packages

GOLD Recruitment Package St. Lawrence University
SILVER Arts and Sciences Booklets Nazareth College
BRONZE Viewbook and Search Piece West Virginia University Institute of Technology

21.  Marketing Programs

GOLD York University "this is my time" Brand Campaign York University
SILVER Math Cafe Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
BRONZE Legacy Marketing Series Featuring Briana Earle '13 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
HONORABLE MENTION uOttawa Alumni Week: Integrated Marketing Program University of Ottawa

22.  Institutional Identity/Branding Programs

GOLD Identity/Branding Effort Friends Select School
SILVER York University "this is my time" Brand Campaign York University
BRONZE Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Celebration of Support Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
HONORABLE MENTION Building on the Brand Without Breaking It Rutgers, The State University of New York

23.  Creativity on a Shoestring

GOLD Tag You're It Campaign Elizabethtown College
SILVER Goose Map University of Waterloo
BRONZE Sunderman Conservatory Personalized Poster Tube Label Gettysburg College

24.  Annual or Institutional Reports
A.  Print

GOLD Questions Come Alive Smithsonian Institution
SILVER Think. Connect. Act. 2011-2012 President's Report Union College
BRONZE Innovation Ignited University of Toronto

B.  Digital

GOLD Questions Come Alive Smithsonian Institution

25.  Blogs

GOLD Unfiltered: Union as Students Experience It
http://www.union.edu/admissions/blogs/
Union College
SILVER ALUMNI BLOG - BRINGING ALUMNI TOGETHER THROUGH CONVERSATION
https://uwaterloo.ca/alumni/blog
University of Waterloo
HONORABLE MENTION 5 Things
http://blogs.rochester.edu/5things/
University of Rochester

26.  Web Site:  Alumni Relations

SILVER Morrisville State College Alumni Web Site Redesign 2013
https://alumni.morrisville.edu
Morrisville State College
BRONZE Alumni Awards Web Site
https://awards.rochester.edu
University of Rochester
HONORABLE MENTION Princetoniana
www.princeton.edu/princetoniana/#5
Princeton University

27.  Web Site:  Fundraising/Development

GOLD Carleton University Future Funder: Bringing Crowd Funding to University Philanthropy
http://futurefunder.carleton.ca/
Carleton University
SILVER University at Buffalo Giving Web Site
http://giving.buffalo.edu/
University at Buffalo
BRONZE George Eastman Circle Web Site
http://www.rochester.edu/giving/gec/  
University of Rochester

28.  Web Site:  Institutional Home Page

GOLD Gettysburg College Homepage
http://www.gettysburg.edu/
Gettysburg College
SILVER PPPL website home page Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
BRONZE WVU's Home page West Virginia University
HONORABLE MENTION Redesigned University homepage and website St. Lawrence University

29.  Web Site:  Publications/Special Purpose

GOLD About WVU Website
http://about.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University
SILVER Celebrate
http://www.hws.edu/celebrate/
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
BRONZE 200 Years of the Union Campus
http://www.union.edu/ramee-anniversary/
Union College
HONORABLE MENTION 125 Years- The Catholic University of America
http://www.cua.edu/125
The Catholic University of America
HONORABLE MENTION Magazine website
www.ubalt.edu/ubmag
University of Baltimore
HONORABLE MENTION U of T Ignites Innovation
http://research.utoronto.ca/innovation/
University of Toronto

30.  Web Site:  News

GOLD YFile: York University's Daily News Web Site
http://www.yorku.ca/yfile
York University
SILVER Discover-e: Insights and Innovations from Binghamton University
http://discovere.binghamton.edu 
Binghamton University
BRONZE McMaster Daily News
http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca
McMaster University
BRONZE Buffalo State News and Events Web Site
http://newsandevents.buffalostate.edu
SUNY Buffalo State

31.  Web Site:  Student Recruitment

GOLD Lehigh University Undergraduate Admissions Website Lehigh University
SILVER See What You Can Be P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University
BRONZE Elizabethtown College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies Website Redevelopment Elizabethtown College
HONORABLE MENTION SUNY Buffalo State Undergraduate Admissions Website SUNY Buffalo State

32.  Video Features
A. Alumni and Fundraising Features

GOLD A Legacy Is... Johns Hopkins University
SILVER UD Belongs to You (fiscal year-end fundraising video) University of Delaware
BRONZE Campaign Video: "One Word To Describe Brockport" (1:13) The College at Brockport

B.  Student Recruitment

BRONZE York University "this is my time" Brand Campaign Video York University

C.  General Institutional Relations

GOLD Without Challenge, There Can Be No Mountaineers West Virginia University
SILVER Gettysburg College 2013 Commencement Highlights Gettysburg College
BRONZE Holiday E-Card Bard College

D.  Public Service Announcements
No Awards Given
33.  Mobile Campaign/Apps
No Awards Given
34.  Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

GOLD Lehigh University Commencement Social Media Campaign Lehigh University
 SILVER Quake on the Lake II / Social Media Fundraising Campaign for Annual Giving Hobart and William Smith Colleges
BRONZE The Digital Story of WVU Graduation 2013: Why College Matters West Virginia University
HONORABLE MENTION The Swarthmore Twitter 100 Swarthmore College

35.  Staff Writing

GOLD Bardian Articles written in the 2012-2013 Year Bard College
 SILVER The Hill Magazine McDaniel College
BRONZE 5 magazine Articles Union College

36.  Best Article

GOLD “A Season of Midges,” University of Pittsburgh
SILVER “Tarnish on the Golden Years: Geriatrician Shortage Persists” Thomas Jefferson University
BRONZE “Superstar in Green,” Swarthmore College

37.  Excellence in News Writing
A.  General News Writing

GOLD Princeton University News Writing Princeton University
SILVER University of Rochester General News Writing University of Rochester
BRONZE Collection of stories from union.edu/news Union College

B.  Research, Medicine, and Science News Writing

GOLD Plasma meets nano at PPPL Princeton University
SILVER University of Rochester research and science news University of Rochester