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The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

The GAA has won the following awards for its work over 21 years, from 1996 to 2017.

2017

CASE International

District 3

2016

CASE International

District 3

2015

CASE International

  • ASAP: Most Outstanding External Program: OBT Shadow Day

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Overall alumni magazines – Carolina Alumni Review entry was composed of three articles
  • Special Merit Award: Feature Writing for “They Carry a Heavy Burden,” May/June 2015, Carolina Alumni Review cover story about the effort to rename Saunders Hall

 

2014

CASE International

District 3

  • Grand Award: Graphic Design – For the cover of the November/December 2013 issue of the Carolina Alumni Review about “Sexual Assault and the Law.”
  • Grand Award: Publications Writing – Carolina Alumni Review entry was composed of three articles from any single issue
  • Award of Excellence: Best Practices in Alumni Relations
  • Award of Excellence: Best Articles of the Year for Carolina Alumni Review article “Sexual Assault and the Law.”
  • Special Merit Award: Graphic Design – For the cover of the Review’s first food issue, in July/August 2014
  • Special Merit Award: Feature Writing – for the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Sexual Assault and the Law.”
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Internal Program: OBT End of Year Banquet
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Adviser: C. Hawkins ’00, Student Engagement

 

2013

CASE International

  • Individual Special Events Gold Medal: The Carrier Classic – Making Something Ordinary, Extraordinary
  • Bronze Medal: Innovation Use of Technology – Staff mobile contact app, created for use during major GAA events
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association: OBT

District 3

  • Grand Award: Electronic/Digital: Online Innovation/Experimentation – For the Carolina Alumni Review’s digital archive and completion of alumni.unc.edu/CARarchive to include all issues of the Review dating to October 1912 and all issues of the University Report (1970-94)
  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Award of Excellence: Alumni Relations Project, Event or Program, The Carrier Classic – Making Something Ordinary, Extraordinary
  • Award of Excellence: Design for Print and Digital: Illustration – The Carolina Alumni Review’s March/April 2012 cover for “The Family Tree,” accompanying the magazine’s annual admissions feature; that issue reported on how legacy applications work at UNC
  • Award of Excellence: Mobile Website/Application – Staff mobile Web app, created for use during major GAA events
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Organization, OBT
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Internal Program, OBT New Member Retreat
  • ASAP: Tried and True Program Award, Legacy Pinning Ceremony
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Leader, Olivia Hammill ’12, OBT

2012

CASE International

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Special Merit Award: Excellence in feature writing – “The Divine Miss Kitty,” a Carolina Alumni Review profile of Katherine Carmichael in September/October 2011
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Internal Program, Histories & Mysteries Tour, OBT
  • ASAP: Tried and True Program Award, Exam Study Break
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Adviser, C. Hawkins ’00, Student Membership
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Leader, Chelsea Phillips ’11, OBT

2011

CASE International

  • Silver Medal: Best Articles of the Year: Higher Education – “The Client She’ll Never Give Up On,” Carolina Alumni Review profile of Christine Mumma ’85 (’98 JD) in September/October 2010
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association: OBT

District 3

  • Grand Award: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Adviser, Kat M. Butler ’07, OBT
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association, Student Membership
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Internal Program, Restructuring of the Student Membership Program Leadership Team
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Internal Program, OBT New Member Retreat

2010

District 3

2009

CASE International

  • Silver Medal: Photography – “Earning His Stripes” Carolina Alumni Review photo illustration with feature about Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86
  • Silver Medal: Alumni Relations Programs, Diversity Initiatives

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Excellence in feature writing – the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Worn Pages, Tough Spine,” the history of Wilson Library
  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Special Merit Award – Overall alumni magazines
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association, Student Membership
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student External Program, RAMpage (student homecoming programs)

 

2008

CASE International

  • Bronze Medal: Alumni Relations Programs, Scanner Technology

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Grand Award: Overall Advancement Services Operations, Program Scanner Technology
  • Special Merit Award: Photography – “Earning His Stripes” photo illustration in the Carolina Alumni Review
  • Special Merit Award: Constituency Organizations Programs, Black Alumni Reunion

 

2007

CASE International

  • Bronze Medal: Alumni Relations Programs, Scanner Technology

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Illustrations – “Outnumbered” Carolina Alumni Review cover illustration about course numbers changing
  • Special Merit Award: Electronic newsletters and tabloids – “Out of the Blue”
  • Special Merit Award Overall Alumni Relations Programs

 

2006

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Award of Excellence: Excellence in feature writing – the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Rockin’ Roll,” the history and memories of the Porthole Restaurant

 

2005

CASE International

  • Grand Gold Medal: Student Membership Leadership Structure
  • Bronze Medal: Spring Reunion Web Pages
  • Bronze Medal: Black Alumni Reunion

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Editorial design – “Catch and Release,” Carolina Alumni Review article about competing for top faculty
  • Special Merit Award: Overall alumni magazines to the Carolina Alumni Review
  • Special Merit Award: Overall Alumni Relations Programs

 

2004

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Award of Excellence: Illustrations – the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Family Circuit,” profile of Roy Williams ’72
  • Special Merit Award: Overall alumni magazines

 

2003

CASE International

  • Gold Medal: Best Article of the Year: the  Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Blue Genes,” feature about the many hues of Carolina Blue
  • Silver Medal: Higher Education Reporting – Based on five Carolina Alumni Review articles submitted:
    • Controversy about the summer reading program’s selection of Approaching the Qur’án: The Early Revelations
    • “Truths Beyond Absolutes,” feature about how UNC teaches about religion
    • “A Body to Die For,” about eating disorders among college students
    • “A Grudging Acceptance,” feature about 50 years of African-American students at UNC
    • Coverage of how UNC handles animals used in research in light of allegations by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Bronze Medal: Periodical staff writing to the Carolina Alumni Review:
    • “Breathing Lessons,” feature about UNC’s cystic fibrosis research
    • “Blue Genes”
    • “A Grudging Acceptance,” feature about 50 years of African-American students at UNC
    • “The Plaintiff Won’t Settle,” profile of civil rights leader Julius Chambers ’62 (LLBJD)
    • “Truths Beyond Absolutes,” feature about how UNC teaches about religion

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Editorial design – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Blue Genes”
  • Award of Excellence: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Special Merit Award: Overall alumni magazines, Carolina Alumni Review
  • Special Merit Award: Improvement in design, Carolina Alumni Review
  • Special Merit Award: Excellence in feature writing, Carolina Alumni Review
  • Special Merit Award: to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “A Grudging Acceptance”
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association, OBT
  • ASAP: Most Outstanding Student External Program, OBT Student Alumni Externship Program

 

2002

CASE International

  • Circle of Excellence: Alumni Education
  • Bronze Medal: Periodical staff writing for the Carolina Alumni Review‘s articles:
    • “Educating Michie,” profile of Chicago teacher Greg Michie ’85 *
    • “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” profile of Bishop John Shelby Spong ’52
    • “On My Honor,” feature about UNC’s honor code
    • “The Wait is Over,” profile of veteran broadcaster Carl Kasell ’56
    • “Tray Gourmet,” feature about changes in campus dining

District 3

  • Grand Award: News and feature writing – “Educating Michie,” a Carolina Alumni Review profile of Chicago teacher Greg Michie ’85
  • Award of Excellence: News and feature writing – “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” a Carolina Alumni Review profile of Bishop John Shelby Spong ’52
  • Special Merit: Overall Alumni Relations Programs

 

2001

CASE International

  • Gold Medal: Higher Education Reporting – Based on five Carolina Alumni Review features submitted:
    • Genetics and genomics research at UNC
    • The crisis in the nursing profession
    • Carolina’s laptop requirement for in-coming freshmen
    • Chronicle of the capital improvement needs connected to the fall 2000 statewide bond issue
    • Being disabled on campus

District 3

  • Grand Award: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Grand Award: News and feature writing – “All America, All Alone,” Carolina Alumni Review retrospective on basketball star Charlie Scott ’70 *
  • Special Merit Award: News and feature writing – “First in Flight,” Carolina Alumni Review profile of Air Force pilot Sheila Johnson ’96
  • Special Merit Award: Web site design and implementation (for GAA’s Web site)
  • Special Merit Award: External newsletters (for BluePrints)

 

2000

CASE International

  • Silver Medal: Overall Student Involvement Programs

District 3

  • Grand Award: Overall Alumni Relations Programs
  • Special Merit Award: News and feature writing – “The Man Who Owns Titanic”, Carolina Alumni Review profile of George Tulloch ’66

 

1999

CASE International

  • Gold Medal: Higher Education Reporting – Based on five Carolina Alumni Review features submitted:
    • Faculty tenure
    • The history of the GI Bill
    • Undergraduate advising
    • International studies
    • A class that examined the issue of the University’s contract with Nike
  • Bronze Medal: Alumni Relations Publications, Civil War Brochure

District 3

  • Grand Award: Photo essay or series – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “What Was Alive Inside This Factory”
  • Award of Excellence: Photo essay or series – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “A College Town Reflected”

 

1998

CASE International

  • Bronze Medal: Individual Alumni Relations Publications (GAA publications overall)

District 3

  • Grand Award: Photo essay or series – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “One Day in March”
  • Award of Excellence: Photography – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Women’s Soccer Champs”
  • Award of Excellence: Design/Illustration – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Coach” about the retirement of Coach Dean Smith

 

1997

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Feature writing – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Fifty Years of the Chancellorship”
  • Special Merit Award: Editorial design – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “Five Friends Remembered” about the Phi Gam fire

 

1996

District 3

  • Award of Excellence: Feature writing – to the Carolina Alumni Review‘s “The War Years” about UNC during World War II

 


*”Educating Michie” also was one of 30 features representing 21 alumni magazines selected as a finalist for Best Article of the Year in CASE National Awards for 2002.

“All America, All Alone” was one of 20 features selected as a finalist for Best Article of the Year in CASE National Awards for 2001.

The Carolina Alumni Review was one of 12 finalists for its submissions for Periodical Staff Writing in CASE National Awards for 2001.