U.Va. Wins 11 Awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

March 22, 2010 — The University of Virginia won 11 awards, including a Grand Award, in the District III Awards competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

The Office of Engagement won the grand award for its program, "UVaExpress."

The program, administered by the University's Office of Engagement, is a full-service hospitality program that brings international students and their families from Dulles Airport to U.Va.'s Grounds free of charge right before the academic year begins. It is staffed by U.Va. employees and volunteers.

The Office of Engagement facilitates and supports alumni and parent relations on behalf of the University through a range of programs and services worldwide.

Development and Public Affairs' Strategic Communications Editorial & Design Group collected six Awards of Excellence.

The University of Virginia Magazine also fared well, picking up three Awards of Excellence, related to the design of its Web pages.

U.Va. Health System Development Communications won a Special Merit Award.

CASE District III represents the southeast region of higher education professionals dedicated to fundraising, marketing and communications of institutions' missions and enhancing the effectiveness of alumni relations.

A complete listing of U.Va.'s awards:

Constituency Organization Programs - Grand Award
UVaExpress
Cynthia Fredrick, Sarah Brown, Beverly Wakefield, Mark Thaden, Darci Spuck
Office of Engagement

Special Events - Award of Excellence
Carr's Hill Invitation Package
Kenna Boyd, Jane Maples, Chris Cullinan, William Cocke
Donor Relations, Strategic Communications Editorial/Design/Public Affairs

Annual Reports III - Award of Excellence
President's Report 2007-2008
Charlie Feigenoff, Kim Wendel, Charity Boudouris
Office of Development and Public Affairs Strategic Communications, Editorial
& Design Group

Fundraising - Awards of Excellence
Campaign for the University of Virginia Road Books
Charity Boudouris, Kim Wendel, Charlie Feigenoff
Office of Development and Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, Editorial & Design Group

Historic Preservation Pullouts
Tim Arnold, Roseberries
Strategic Communications Editorial & Design

Special Merit Awards
Barry and Bill Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital
Lynn Woodson, Karen B. Rendleman
UVA Health System Development Communications, UVA Health System Development
Office

Undergraduate Research Brochure
Tim Arnold, Kim Wendel, Tom Cogill
Strategic Communications Editorial & Design Group

Design for Print - Award of Excellence
Carr's Hill Invitation Package
Kenna Boyd, Jane Maples, Chris Cullinan, William Cocke
Donor Relations, Strategic Communications Editorial/Design/Public Affairs

World Wide Web Home Page Design and Implementation - Special Merit Award
University of Virginia Magazine
Staff
University of Virginia Alumni Association

Overall Web Site Design and Implementation - Award of Excellence
University of Virginia Magazine
Staff
University of Virginia Alumni Association

Electronic Newsletters, Blogs and Tabloids - Award of Excellence
University of Virginia Magazine
Staff
University of Virginia Alumni Association

— By Anne Bromley