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Miami University wins gold CASE award


Miami University received a gold award from the 2010 Great Lakes District Awards presented by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Miami's university advancement division received the award of Excellence in Special Events, Series of Events for the Miami University Bicentennial Tour. It was developed and implemented by former staffer Jim Ambuske; Brad Bundy, associate vice president for university advancement; Vince Frieden, publications assistant; Kevin Marks, senior director of development; Kelly McQueen, graphic designer; Ray Mock, assistant vice president for alumni relations; Andrew Sander, tech and media administrator; Kim Tavares, director of university advancement communications; Jayne Whitehead, vice president for university advancement; and Jerry Wright, senior director for advancement services.

The Miami University Bicentennial Tour was a touring historical exhibit and event that brought the celebration of Miami University’s Bicentennial to Miami alumni in 15 cities around the United States from March 2009 to February 2010.

CASE is a professional organization founded in 1974 assisting education institutions and professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

The Great Lakes District Awards acknowledges institutions for their notable programs and individuals. The awards are granted annually and honor a broad range of programs.

Miami won two gold awards in 2009 for Best Practices in Alumni Relations – Winter College 2009 – and Best Practices in Fundraising and Development – This is Our Miami.

Earlier this year Miami was recognized with a national bronze CASE 2010 Circle of Excellence Award for Integrated Advancement Projects - Miami Merger Moment after winning a national Gold Circle of Excellence Award for Creative Uses of Technology and New Media - This is Our Miami in 2009.


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