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Review, GAA Events Win CASE Awards

The Carolina Alumni Review received a Gold Award in Feature Writing for “Where There Is No Silence,” a report in the September/October 2018 issue following the toppling of the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam by protesters.

The GAA has received five awards for its work from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for the Southeastern district of the U.S.

The Carolina Alumni Review received a Gold Award in Feature Writing for “Where There Is No Silence,” an extensive report in the September/October 2018 issue following the toppling of the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam by protesters. Senior Associate Editor David Brown ’75 wrote not only about the circumstances of that event but how the University community began grappling with what to do with the statue and how to address its controversial history.

Other awards the Review received included:

  • Silver Award: Photography — Series: “We Had a Ball,” a photo essay by Review intern Alex Kormann ’19 about his senior year, May/June 2019.
  • Platinum Award Honorable Mention: Best Article of the Year: “The Guiding Light,” a profile of Sam Anthony ’91, special assistant to the archivist of the United States, by former Review associate editor Beth McNichol ’95, March/April 2019.
  • Platinum Award Honorable Mention: Best Article of the Year:  “Converting the Shot,” a 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, by former Review associate editor Beth McNichol ’95, November/December 2018. The article previously won a Silver Award in CASE’s 2019 Circle of Excellence competition.

The GAA was a Platinum Award District Finalist in Best Practices in Alumni Relations for “Sip, Savor and Learn: Tar Heels Support Local,” a series of events that paired educational and social opportunities with unique and well-loved food- and beverage-related venues.

The awards were presented Tuesday at the CASE District 3 annual conference.

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 129 national or district CASE awards since 1996 — 67 for Alumni Communications; 60 for Alumni Programs, which include 27 awards from CASE’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs; and two for Membership.

The University received several CASE awards, including two Gold Awards for Alumni Relations Fundraising Project, Event or Program for “225 Years of Carolina” and “An IPO for UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School-Stock Campaign.” It received a Silver Award in Annual Fund Publications for Celebrating Our Past: Moving Forward.

The UNC System received a Silver Award for Total Website Design and Organization for its 2019 UNC System Advancement Symposium website.

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