Accolades: Kudos to Communicators

March 14, 2008 — University of Virginia communicators garnered more than a dozen awards, including two Grand Awards, in the District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In total, U.Va. won 15 CASE awards — seven Awards of Excellence and six Special Merit Awards, in addition to the top two awards — for publications, admissions and alumni projects and Web pages devoted to promoting the University.

The Grand Awards went to the program for Black Alumni Weekend and the Week in Photos section of the University's home page.

The list of winners:

Specific Projects
Constituency Organizations Programs/ Grand Award Winner


University of Virginia Black Alumni Weekend

Vishal Patel, Angela Raker, Jason Life,
Reunions Department, U.Va. Alumni Association

Educational Fund-raising Projects/ Special Merit Award: The Barber Challenge
Elizabeth Bishop, Leslie Blackwell from Annual Giving and Mary Carlson, Chris Cullinan, Kim Wendell, Jeff Hanna, Sheri Winston from Development and Public Affairs

Special Events/ Special Merit Award:
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Hoos Coming to Dinner

Susan P. Murphy, Elisangela A. Blevins, Karen J. Ratzlaff, Janet E. Jumper

Printed Publications
Annual Reports I/ Special Merit Award: The President’s Report
Charity Boudoris, Kim Wendell, Bill Thompson, Charlie Feigenoff from Development and Public Affairs

Annual Reports II/ Award of Excellence: Historic Preservation Report to Donors
Elizabeth Piper, Misty Combs, Dan Addison, Jane Haley, Wes Myhre from Development and Public Affairs and University Architect David Neuman, with Brian Hogg, Mary Hughes

Fund-raising/ Award of Excellence: Campaign for the Women's Center
Virginia Moran, Lauren Russo, Chuck Moran, Erika Raskin (Chris Cullinan helped with the design by creating the campaign template)

Fund-raising/ Special Merit Award: School of Engineering and Applied Science's Campaign Materials
Andrea N. Arco, Josie Loyd, Morgan Estabrook (Chris Cullinan designed Engineering's Case and assisted with design elements of various Engineering Campaign booklets)

Tabloid and Newsletter Publishing Improvement/ Award of Excellence:  Envision newsletter
William Cocke, Kim Wendel from Development and Public Affairs

Tabloid and Newsletter Publishing Improvement/ Special Merit Award: PULSE
newsletter
Lee Fleisher, Lynn Woodson,
U.Va. Health Foundation

Alumni Magazines II/ Award of Excellence: Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women

Virginia Moran, Lauren Russo, Anne Matthews,
U.Va. Women's Center

Design for Print/ Award of Excellence: UVA and You
Charity Boudouris, Mary Carlson, Karen Torgersen, Cade Martin from Development and Public Affairs and Design Army

Slide and Multimedia Programs/ Special Merit Award: You Are Invited
Deke Shrum, Karen Torgersen from Development and Public Affairs

World Wide Web Home Page Design and Implementation/ Award of Excellence:
Notable Alumni Web page, Nancy Tramontin, Web Communications, from Development and Public Affairs

Overall Web Site Design and Implementation/ Award of Excellence:
U.Va. Kids and Families, Nancy Tramontin, Web Communications, from Development and Public Affairs

Electronic Newsletters and Tabloids/ Grand Award Winner:
University of Virginia Home Page:
 Week in Photos

Nancy Tramontin,
Web Communications, from Development and Public Affairs