Review Earns CASE Award for Feature Writing


“Converting the Shot,” by Beth McNichol ’95, ran in the November/December 2018 Carolina Alumni Review.

The Carolina Alumni Review has received an award for feature writing in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s 2019 Circle of Excellence competition.

The profile of Charlotte Smith ’95, women’s basketball coach at Elon University, and the effect hitting the buzzer-beating winning shot for the Tar Heels in the 1994 NCAA national championship has had on her life and career won a silver award in the profile subcategory for feature writing. The article, “Converting the Shot,” appeared in the November/December 2018 issue and was written by Beth McNichol ’95, a freelance writer based in Raleigh and a former associate editor for the Review.

The judges said about the article: “This could easily have been a predictable, surface-level profile but instead took unexpected turns and impressed the judges with its perceptive insight into the subject.”

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

Overall, the GAA has been recognized with 124 national or district CASE awards since 1996 — 59 for Alumni Programs, which includes 27 awards from CASE’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs; two for Membership; and 63 for Alumni Communications.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE 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.


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