Three advancement offices honored by CASE

Author: Dennis K. Brown


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will present eight awards to the University of Notre Dame at the organizations annual assembly July 11-13 in San Diego.p. Notre Dame Magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, earned four awards, including a grand gold medal for the best article of the year. TitledI Was Abused,the article was written by John Salveson, a 1977 and78 Notre Dame graduate who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest while in high school.p. The magazine also won a silver medal in the best article category forMy Northern Exposure,a story by David Devine, a 1994 Notre Dame graduate, on his expedition to Alaska. In the special issues category, the magazine won a silver medal for itsOnce in a Lifetimeedition (winter 2002-03), which featured the tales of alumni writing about adventures, life-changing events and other remarkable experiences. The magazine also won a bronze medal for overall excellence.p. The Notre Dame Alumni Association won two awards, a grand gold medal for revenue-generating programs and a gold medal for collaborative programs. The former is for the associationsGridiron Goblins,a program which sells templates for carving Irish football-related designs onto pumpkins. The latter is for an initiative titledAlumni Career Programs: Instilling a Personal Touch to Technology.p. The Public Affairs and Communication division won two awards for video production.p. Three halftime commercials received a gold medal. Two spots, one featuring alumnus and television personality Regis Philbin and a second with actor Martin Sheen, were produced by Notre Dame graduates Michael and Christine Swanson and their firm, Faith Filmworks. A third, with Rev. Edward A. Malloy, University president, was produced by South Bend-based NewGroup Media in association with Julie Flory, assistant director of Notre Dames news and information office.p. Flory and NewGroup also collaborated on the production of a video titledWord of Life,which received a silver medal in the general informational video features category. It provided a historical overview of the mosaic on the south side of the Hesburgh Library, officially titledWord of Lifeand more popularly known asTouchdown Jesus.p. CASE is the largest international association of education institutions, serving more than 3,200 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 45 countries. It is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education, fund raising, communications and alumni relations. This years Circle of Excellence Awards Program received more than 3,100 entries in 40 categories that cover the scope of institutional advancement.

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