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GAA Programs, Review Win Top Awards in CASE District

The UNC General Alumni Association has received seven awards for its programs and publications for 2014-15 from the the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for the Southeastern district of the U.S.

The GAA received:

  • A Grand Award in Best Practices in Alumni Relations for the association’s Black Alumni Reunion programming; and
  • A Grand Award in Alumni Relations Engagement Project, Event or Program for the association’s Tar Heel Service Day programming.

The Carolina Alumni Review received:

The GAA has been recognized with national or district CASE awards for 19 years in a row, earning 81 such awards in all — 50 for Alumni Communications and 31 for Alumni Programs.

In a separate competition, a leader in the GAA’s Student Alumni Association won one award from CASE’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs in regional competition among student advancement groups in the Southeast. Austin Root, a senior who is a former president of the GAA’s Student Alumni Association, was named Outstanding Student Leader. Root currently serves on the SAA’s board of directors as the SAA’s Miles coordinator. GAA-sponsored student efforts have been recognized with a total of 25 CASE ASAP awards since 1998.

Also in this year’s CASE ASAP competition, UNC’s Heelraisers Student Giving Council also won the Outstanding Organization Award.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE is a worldwide professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas. The CASE ASAP awards recognize outstanding student and adviser leadership and achievements as well as outstanding student educational advancement programming by member organizations.


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