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U of M Captures 10 Awards at CASE Meeting
For release: Feb. 17, 2006
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The University of Memphis won ten awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III meeting in Nashville this month. CASE is the international association of professionals who advance education institutions.

Nine of the awards were shared by the Marketing and Communications staff with Sossaman + Associates, the University's agency of record. The tenth was shared with Athletics.

The U of M's top award was a Grand Award for Overall Alumni Relations Programs, besting such institutions as the University of North Carolina and the University of Miami.

The Alumni Association won Awards of Excellence for its work on the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards invitation in the Illustration category and for the overall 2005 DAA event in the Alumni Relations Projects division. An Award of Merit also was presented to the Alumni Association in the Illustration category for the DAA Silent Auction Guide. Tammy Hedges, executive director of the Alumni Association, worked with marketing manager Marcy Sanford on these projects.

The University also took an Award of Excellence in the Television Ad category. The 30-second image ad features quick images of the campus and lively music around the theme "Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers." The project was coordinated by Linda Bonnin, associate vice president of marketing, communications and special events.

In the same category, Angela McCarter, athletic marketing associate, won a Special Merit Award for the "Victory" commercial produced for the football campaign and featuring legendary announcer Jack Eaton.

Photographer Lindsey Lissau's two entries, "Double Play" and "Biomedical Bones," won Special Merit Awards.

The University's Web site took home a Special Merit Award for its home page design. Alison Masilak, electronic communications coordinator, designed the page and co-chaired the project with Joe Matesich, University Web site manager. Other University committee members were Bonnin and Jean Rakow of the President's Office.

Receiving a Special Merit Award was Marketing and Communications graphic designer Aaron Drown, who won for his illustration for the "Sound Management" article that appeared in The University of Memphis magazine.

CASE's membership includes more than 3,200 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools in 55 countries around the world. It serves more than 38,000 advancement professionals.

The competition drew more than 1,200 entries. Award winners are posted at www.case.org

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