GAA Programs, Publications Win District Awards

The UNC General Alumni Association has received three awards for its programs and publications for 2008 in competitions sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education – two awards for the Southeastern district of the U.S. and one national award. The district awards were presented in late February.

In the competition covering the Southeastern U.S, the GAA received an Award of Excellence in Overall Alumni Relations Programs, recognizing the GAA’s offerings related to career services, travel, lifelong learning, reunions, Carolina Clubs, athletics, admissions, Family Camp, legislative advocacy, and programs and events for young alumni, current students and their families. GAA programs had been recognized earlier in the year by CASE with a Silver Medal in Alumni Relations Programming in the category of “Diversity Initiatives.” It was recognized for programming related to the UNC Black Pioneers, a group dedicated to the UNC classes of 1952-70 that is part of the Black Alumni Reunion, an annual event that constitutes the largest affinity reunion sponsored by the GAA.

The GAA’s programs have been recognized with national or district CASE awards for 11 years in a row, including 10 consecutive years in the district’s Overall Alumni Relations Programs category.

In the regional CASE competition, the Carolina Alumni Review was recognized with a Special Merit Award in photography for the photograph that accompanied the “Earning His Stripes” feature about Holden Thorp ’86 becoming UNC’s 10th chancellor in the July/August 2008 issue. The article is available online to GAA members.

The GAA’s publications have been recognized with national or district CASE awards each year since 1996.

CASE is the largest international association of educational institutions. It supports the work of alumni relations, communications and fundraising professionals at more than 3,200 schools, colleges, universities and related organizations in 55 countries.

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