GAA Programs, Publications Win Seven District Awards

The UNC General Alumni Association has received seven awards for its programs and publications for 2007, including five awards sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for the Southeastern district of the U.S. and two awards for the GAA’s student membership program. The awards were presented in late February.

The GAA received an Award of Excellence in Overall Alumni Relations Programs for a package titled “Begin With the End in Mind,” 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.

It also received a Special Merit award in Constituency Programs for the Black Alumni Reunion, an annual event that constitutes the largest affinity reunion sponsored by the GAA; and a Grand Award in Overall Advancement Services Operations for scanner technology applications related to the GAA’s student membership program. More than 6,000 current UNC students are members of the GAA.

In a related competition also covering the Southeastern U.S, the Association of Student Advancement Programs recognized the GAA with two awards: Most Outstanding Student Alumni Association, for the GAA’s student membership program; and Most Outstanding Student External Program, for RAMpage 2007.

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

In the regional CASE competition, the Carolina Alumni Review was recognized with an Award of Excellence in Visual Design for the cover story illustration, titled “Out Numbered,” in the November/December 2006 issue. The cover story was about the overhaul UNC made to its 100-year-old course numbering system. The article is available online to Carolina Alumni members. The topic also was discussed on one of the GAA’s message boards at under the headline “Classes by the Numbers.”

Also, the GAA’s monthly e-newsletter, “Out of the Blue,” was recognized with a Special Merit award in the category of World Wide Web and Electronic Communications.

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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