Advancement organization presents 4 awards to Notre Dame



The University of Notre Dame received four District V awards Tuesday (Dec. 14) from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the districts annual conference in Chicago.

A Gold Award in Alumni Relations was presented to Kathleen Sullivan, Judy Gibson and Janet Miller for a project titled “Connecting the Notre Dame Family for Good, for God, for Life.” Sullivan is the director of Alumni Continuing Education, Gibson is the associate director, and Miller is the administrative assistant.

In the collaborative programs category, Jaime Cripe, Jacquelyn Rucker and Keith Rigby received a Silver Award for the “Learn With Us” initiative that brought area young people to the Eck Notre Dame VisitorsCenter to learn about dinosaurs. Cripe is the assistant director of the center, Rucker is director of Community Relations, and Rigby is a paleontologist who has discovered several dinosaur fossils in Montana.

The writers and editors in the Office of News and Information won a Silver Award for excellence in general news writing and a Bronze Award for outstanding research writing. The staff is composed of Matthew Storin, director and associate vice president; Dennis Brown, associate director; assistant directors Shannon Chapla, Julie Flory, Michael Garvey, William Gilroy and Susan Guibert; and administrative assistants Jennifer Laiber and Rosanna Arcilla.

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. District V, the largest of CASEs eight geographic districts, encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and includes 462 member institutions and more than 2,500 representatives.

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