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Kent State Honored for Excellence at Pride of CASE V District Awards

Posted Jan. 24, 2011

Kent State University recently received five awards, including three golds, for achievements in communications and marketing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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The Centennial events were the reason for several awards.

Kent State received gold awards for its efforts in showcasing the university in its Centennial year with the release of Kent State's economic impact study and the 40th commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, for the publication "100 Years, 100 Facts" and for the Kent State website The university also picked up a silver award for a gala event celebrating the public phase of the Centennial Campaign (pictured, front) and a bronze honor for the Campaign for Change, a student-led effort aimed at creating scholarships.

The Pride of CASE V District Awards program honors institutions and individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the concept and execution of advancement programs and communications. CASE is an international association of education advancement officers, who include alumni administrators, fund raisers, public relations managers, publications editors and government relations officers.

"These awards are the culmination of years of planning and working diligently to advance the mission of Kent State, and they are a fitting and well-deserved recognition for a job well done," says Cindy Crimmins, Kent State's associate vice president for Advancement Operations. "We have an incredibly talented staff that knows what it takes to create cutting-edge and top-notch programs."

The awards were presented on Dec. 14 at a conference in Chicago. The CASE V District includes universities and colleges in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

"To be recognized in these categories by our peers in higher education is especially gratifying," says Tom Neumann, Kent State's associate vice president for University Communications and Marketing.

The CASE V District Awards received by Kent State in the 2010 competition includes:

  • Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing
    Gold Award - Celebrate Centennial: Showcasing Kent State in its 100th Year
  • Best Institutional Website
    Gold Award -
  • Best Program in Case Statements/Cultivation Publications
    Gold Award - "100 Years, 100 Facts"
  • Excellence in Special Events, Individual Event
    Silver Award - Centennial Campaign
  • Best Practices in Fundraising and Development
    Bronze Award - The Campaign for Change

More information on the CASE V District, including a complete list of award winners, can be found at