communications departments at the University have won awards from
the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the District
III Competition, for all universities in the Southeast.
The Office of Development's
communications department won five awards.
The "Beyond a Billion" advertising campaign won a Special
Merit Award in the paid advertising category. The ads show examples
of how the Campaign for the University of Virginia is benefiting
students and faculty. Emma Edmunds, senior writer, and Bill Sublette,
director of development communications, wrote the copy for the
ads, which were designed by Leslie Doughty, with photos taken
by Thomas Cogill.
Every Branch" materials, produced for the 25th anniversary
of the Lawn Society last April, won an Award of Excellence in
print design. The materials were designed by Doughty and produced
by the development communications and donor relations staffs.
awards went to the Department of Environmental Sciences'
fund-raising case statement, produced under the direction of James
Galloway, chair of the department. It received an Award of Excellence
in the direct mail category, and a Special Merit Award in the
fund-raising publications category. Sublette wrote the case statement
and Doughty designed the material. Photos were taken by Sublette,
Stephanie Gross and Jackson Smith.
Special Merit Award in the educational fund-raising project category
went to a page-a-day calendar of current and historic University
photographs for members of the Rotunda Society (annual giving
donors of $2,500 or more). It was designed by Leonard Phillips,
with captions by Susan Tyler Hitchcock and Sublette, and produced
for the Office of Annual Giving.
The television news department
of University Relations won an Award of Excellence in the
audio-visual communication division for four promotional videos
about "The Campaign is Making its Mark."
The University's home
page Web site received a CASE Grand Award for design and implementation.
It was produced by Director of University Web Communications Nancy
Tramontin. In addition, the President's Annual Report, another
project handled through her office, and designed by Jim Gibson,
won a Special Merit Award.
The College and Graduate School
of Arts & Sciences was recognized with three awards. The
"Benefactors Dinner Ensemble" received a Special Merit
award in the fund-raising category. The "Benefactors Society
Dinner Invitation" received a Special Merit award in the
design for print category. And the "Arts & Sciences Honor
Roll, 1999-2000" received a Special Merit award in the improvement
in design category. Credit within Arts & Sciences goes to
Amy Balser Blumenthal, director of annual giving; Heather C. Ferngren,
public relations associate; and Kennedy Kipps, director of communications.
The Law School Foundation
won a Merit Award in the student recruitment category for the
brochure, "Environmental Law at the University of Virginia
School of Law," produced by Linda Skove.
The Miller Center of Public
Affairs won a Merit Award in the direct mail category for
the invitation to its "TIME and the Presidency" exhibit.