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Tuesday – Dec. 11, 2012

NKU Advancement Earns 31 CASE-Kentucky Awards

– The University Advancement division at Northern Kentucky University won 31 awards at the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education – Kentucky conference last week in Louisville, Ky. NKU won more overall awards and more Grand Awards – the top honor given – than any other school.

University Advancement is comprised of Alumni Programs, Advancement Services, Chase College of Law Advancement, the NKU Foundation, University Development, Marketing and Communications, Special Events and Stewardship, and 89.7/105.9/104.1 WNKU.

A total of nine Grand Awards were won along with 14 Excellence Awards and eight Merit Awards.

“This success represents great individual effort and excellent intra-divisional cooperation and teamwork,” said Gerard St. Amand, vice president for university advancement. “These awards represent a strong combination of discreet projects, events and publications, but also overall program excellence.”

Grand Awards were won for: Dreamers Welcome (total publications program); Alumni Programs (overall alumni relations program); Votruba Retirement Dinner (special event); NKU Parent Calendar (institutional publication); Northern Magazine (alumni magazine); homepage (www home page design); Social Media Overall Program (www – social media); Gold Rush (www – electronic newsletter); and Free Hug (photography).

Excellence Awards were won for: NKU: Dawning of Division I (institutional relations project); Dreamers Welcome Print Ads (paid advertising); Norse Athletics Member Guide (fundraising); Annotations (external tabloid/newsletter); A Legacy of Leadership (feature writing); 2012 Lincoln Award (speech writing); Northern Magazine (design for print); NKU Percussion Band (photo essay and series); Color Games (photography); Dreamers Welcome TV Spot (audiovisual communication); (www – home page design); Social Media Integration (www – social media); Alumni Overall WWW Design (www – electronic communications); and Law+Informatics Symposium (electronic newsletter, blog, tabloid).

Merit Awards were won for: Spring Fling (special event); Geoffrey S. Mearns Installation (special event); NKU Viewbook (student recruitment); Alumni Guide (institutional publication); Go Gold: NKU’s D-1 Campaign (fundraising); Hit the Ground Running (feature writing); NKU Linked In (illustration); and Summer E-Newsletter (www – electronic communications).

Rick Meyers, assistant vice president for marketing and communications, also emphasized the collaboration across the advancement division. “So many of these awards were earned because of the strong partnerships within advancement,” he said. “We have very talented individuals within our separate areas, but when we work together, we are able to accomplish truly amazing things.”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession and foster public support of education.

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