Sept. 27, 2019
The GAA recognized three alumni whose efforts have helped improve the lives of others with its Distinguished Young Alumni Awards on Friday. The 2019 recipients are: Lanakila “Ku” McMahan ’07 (MPH, ’11 PhD), of Washington,...Read More
Sept. 27, 2019
Introverts prefer to keep out of the limelight, and Julius Peppers is no exception. But it’s hard to stay under the radar when you’re a 6-foot-7 mountain of muscle, your performance on the football field...Read More
The Carolina Alumni Review has won two awards for feature writing in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s 2018 Circle of Excellence competition.
Barry Yeoman’s account of the plight of UNC students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program won a silver award in the topical subcategory for feature writing. “Citizens of Carolina” appeared in the September/October 2017 issue. In their report, the CASE judges called this a “thorough and carefully written story that not only makes us think about this important topic but also makes us feel the struggles of the children of undocumented immigrants.”
A feature story titled “Supreme Confidence” about Tom Goldstein ’92 — who argues before and, on SCOTUSblog, chronicles the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court — won a bronze award in the profile category. Elizabeth Leland ’76 authored the story in the November/December 2017 issue. The judges’ report noted it was “interesting twist to read about one of the most influential lawyers in the small universe of the U.S. Supreme Court” who has established that influence on a blog vs. in courtrooms.
Yeoman and Leland are freelance writers based in Durham and Charlotte, respectively.
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 118 such awards over those years — 58 for Alumni Programs, which includes 27 awards from CASE’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, and 60 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.