Missouri University of Science and Technology received 14 awards for excellence in alumni relations, fundraising, media relations, advertising, graphic design and student recruitment marketing from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the CASE District VI conference held Jan. 9-11 in Kansas City. Mo.
S&T won four gold, five silver and four bronze awards in the annual competition, as well as the district’s Sweepstakes Award for best overall institutional advancement program in its enrollment category of 5,000-7,499 students. This is the fifth year in a row the university has won the Sweepstakes Award. S&T has won the Sweepstakes Award six of the last seven years.
CASE received 611 entries for the annual awards program from colleges, universities and independent schools in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. CASE is the international organization for educational advancement. Its membership is made up of college, university and independent school staff members in the areas of alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.
The awards were as follows:
Four gold awards for:
Excellence in alumni websites, alumni website – for the newly redesigned alumni donors and friends website (alumni.mst.edu). The website was created by Cheryl McKay, manager of electronic marketing communications, Mark Remer, I-Net administrator-specialist, and Jessica Maglinger, communications specialist, in collaboration with the Miner Alumni Association and the university advancement division.
Excellence in writing, science/technology/research article or feature – for a story titled “Snakeasaurus,” written by S&T communications specialist Lance Feyh. The piece appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine.
Excellence in writing, radio or video script – for radio feature titled “From Rolla to Guatemala” about a group of S&T geological engineering students who traveled abroad to improve water quality. Feyh wrote the script for the piece, which aired on public radio station KMST.
Overall media placement program – for media relations efforts conducted by Andrew Careaga, director of communications, Mindy Limback, assistant director of communications, Mary Helen Stoltz, manager of public relations, and communications specialists Lance Feyh and Linda Fulps
Five silver awards for:
Excellence in communications, overall publications, single student recruitment publication – for the travel view book, designed by Limback and communications specialists Joann Stiritz and Megan Kean-O’Brien.
Excellence in graphic design, cover, four or more colors – for the cover of the Summer 2010 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine titled “Unusual Finds” designed by Stiritz and featuring photography by campus photographer B.A. Rupert.
Excellence in graphic design, series or multiple-piece project, four or more colors, single-page format – for the Stamp of Approval mailing featuring a Joe Miner postage stamp, produced by the Miner Alumni Association.
Excellence in graphic design, series or multiple-piece project, one, two or three colors – for materials produced for the 2010 Miner Pride Weekend events designed by Kean-O’Brien.
Excellence in graphic design, publication created exclusively for electronic distribution – for the “eSentiment” email campaign sent to alumni after commencement designed by McKay, Remer, Maglinger and former student employee Rasheed Sulaiman.
Four bronze awards for:
Excellence in graphic design, cover, four or more colors – for the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine titled “The Great Power Play” designed by Stiritz.
Excellence in advertising, billboard/environmental ad – for the Missouri S&T billboard titled “Bright Students, Brighter Future” produced by the communications department.
Excellence in multimedia, website – for the newly redesigned alumni donors and friends website (alumni.mst.edu) produced by McKay, Remer, Maglinger, the Miner Alumni Association and the university advancement division.
Excellence in educational fundraising, program mailing for annual fund support – for the Stamp of Approval mailing produced by the Miner Alumni Association.