U.Va. cleans up at CASE
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.
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.
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.
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 Americas
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).
System Development Office received a Special Merit Award in
the annual reports (four-plus colors) category for the School
of Medicines 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.
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 Universitys 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 associations
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
the associations Web site, administered by its technology
department, received a Special Merit award in the home page design
and implementation class.