FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 13, 2005
Terry Battle, chair, Staff Council
Advancement Offices Win CASE Awards
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Public Affairs and Publications, California State University, Chico, have both won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The CASE District VII 2005 Awards for Excellence competition invites universities and colleges from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah to submit publications and special projects devoted to advancement practices. All entry materials or programs must have been produced or executed between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005. The awards were announced Dec. 4 at the annual conference in San Francisco.
CSU, Chico’s Alumni and Parent Relations office won a bronze award for its alumni membership T-shirt program, under the category Best Practices in Alumni Relations. Entries were judged on effective use of resources, creative or innovative approach to a problem and results based on goals and objectives.
The Public Affairs and Publications entry in Magazine Writing won a bronze award in the Outstanding Communications category, which was judged on coherent and organized presentation of subject matter, appropriate writing style for subject matter, creativity, effective use of resources and overall effectiveness. The award is based on five articles from the fall 2004 and spring 2005 issues, which can be viewed online. They are
A Degree of Opportunity, by Mary Abowd
American Bedouin, by Mary Abowd
Demystifying Cults, by Marion Harmon
Lantis Legacy, by Joe Wills
Growing Up Healthy, by Marion Harmon