VU cleans up at CASE

Guest post from Philip Tucker, Vanderbilt Development and Alumni Relations Communications, from the CASE III conference in Atlanta Feb. 10. Congratulations, everyone!

It was a fantastic night of recognition for Vanderbilt’s communications teams at the CASE Region III Conference Awards Banquet in Atlanta tonight! All together, Vanderbilt took home 16 awards, including four awards recognizing the very best in their respective categories. I’m pleased to share with you these great results.

CASE presents three levels of awards: the Grand Award (the top honor; only one is awarded in each category); the Award of Excellence (up to four awarded in each category); and the Special Merit Award (up to five awarded in each category). Dozens of colleges and universities across Region III competed in 48 categories for these prizes. The prizes awarded to Vanderbilt are below, with the department that created each winning entry.

Vanderbilt came away with four Grand Awards:

1) Vanderbilt Magazine/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Alumni Magazines II category)
2) Arts and Science Magazine/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Magazine Publishing Improvement category)
3) .Commodore E-News/DAR Communications (Electronic Newsletters and Tabloids category)
4) “We Are All Connected,” annual report of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital/Med Center News & Public Affairs (Annual Reports I category)

Awards of Excellence:

1) “Stolen” photograph by John Russell for Vanderbilt Magazine/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Photography category)
2) Vanderbilt News Service/VU News & Public Affairs (Internal Communications Programs category)
3) Vanderbilt View/VU News & Public Affairs (Internal Tabloids and Newsletters category)
4) Vanderbilt Medicine/Med Center News & Public Affairs (Alumni Magazines I category)
5) Momentum/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center/Med Center Communications (Other Magazines category)
6) “That’s Vanderbilt”/VU News Service (Radio Programs and Announcements category)

Special Merit Awards:

1) Vanderbilt Business Magazine/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Alumni Magazines I category)
2) The Peabody Reflector Magazine/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Alumni Magazines I category)
3) “First Impressions” photo essay for Vanderbilt Magazine article about The Commons/DAR Communications & VU Creative Services (Photo Essay and Series category)
4) Vanderbilt Magazine Online/DAR Communications (Overall Web Site Design and Implementation category)
5) Arts and Science Magazine Online/DAR Communications (World Wide Web Home Page Design and Implementation category)
6) Momentum/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center/Med Center Communications (Design for Print category)

I was so very pleased to represent Vanderbilt at the awards presentation tonight, and I could not have been prouder of the tremendous work these recognitions represent for us all. Our communications staffs university-wide are among the best in the nation, and I offer my congratulations to each of you who works so hard to support the mission of this great university.

Phillip B. Tucker
Development and Alumni Relations Communications

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