Jan. 18-24, 2002
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U.Va. cleans up at CASE
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U.Va. cleans up at CASE

Staff report

several U.Va. entities won awards in the annual Advancement Awards program for colleges and universities, in the District III competition of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, a professional organization for alumni relations, communications and development professionals. District III comprises nine Southeastern states and the District of Columbia.

• The Arts & Sciences communications office received a Special Merit award for magazine publishing improvement for its publication, Arts & Sciences. Those credited included Director of Communications Kennedy Kipps, Heather Ferngren Morton, public relations associate, and Diane Nelson, free-lance graphic designer.

A&S Online also won an Award of Excellence for electronic newsletters and tabloids. Among those responsible for the Web site are Kipps, Morton, Webmaster John Loy, publications manager Elizabeth Wilkerson and student interns Brianne M. Jones and Noirin V. Quillen.

ITC’s “When I Go to U.Va....” safe computing video won an Award of Excellence in the television category. Those responsible included Roxanne Chandler, Scott Crittenden, Sandy German and Shirley Payne of ITC; and Erik Elvgren, Matt Uncapher and Jean-Claude Matte of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

• The Television News division of University Relations won Special Merit awards for three projects: the “Making Its Mark” promo series that aired during basketball season last year, highlighting results of campaign gifts to the McIntire School and the arts (Rob Smith, senior producer; Sheri Winston and Wanda Mawyer, associate producers; Carol Smith, production assistant); “Voices of America’s Presidents,” a PBS underwriting spot for the Miller Center (Smith, senior producer; Winston, associate producer); and, in the films and videotapes category, “Camp Superkids,” a short documentary feature on a local asthma camp staffed in part by U.Va. doctors and nurses, produced in conjunction with the American Lung Association of Virginia (Smith, senior producer).

• The Health System Development Office received a Special Merit Award in the annual reports (four-plus colors) category for the School of Medicine’s Annual Report, produced by Lynn Woodson and Michael McKee.

• The University Web Commumications Office, involving director Nancy Tramontin and including Tasha Campbell and Hilary Swinson, received an Award of Excellence for home page design and implementation.

University news officer Fariss Samarrai and Television News officer Wanda Mawyer received a Special Merit Award in the media relations projects category. Samarrai initiated, developed, organized and conducted a media workshop at the University’s Mountain Lake Biological Research Station, and invited scientists and media. The workshop included lectures, Q&A sessions and field site visits. Mawyer coordinated TV coverage of the event.

• University news officer Jane Ford won an Award of Excellence in the media relations projects category for her entry, “Music Suppressed by the Third Reich / International Conference.”

• The University Development Office won four awards: an Award of Excellence for the “Campaign for Virginia Baseball” brochure in the low-cost publications category; an Award of Excellence for “Upholding the Tradition” (Rotunda Society solicitation piece) in the direct mail category; an Award of Excellence for “Preserving the Academical Village” (the Historic Preservation Annual Report) in the three-color annual report category; and a Grand Award for the Pavilion VII donor recognition piece in the fund-raising publications category.

• The U.Va. Alumni Association claimed several awards. VirginiaOnlineMag, a product of the association’s communications department, received four: a Grand Award for overall Web site design and implementation, and Awards of Excellence for electronic newsletters and tabloids, electronic communications, and home page design and implementation. In addition, Alumni News won a Special Merit Award in the alumni magazine overall excellence category; and “The Way of Honor,” a fund-raising publication, won Special Merit awards in the fundraising and design for print categories.

Finally, the association’s Web site, administered by its technology department, received a Special Merit award in the home page design and implementation class.


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