Catholic University’s Office of Marketing and Communications has been honored with three Accolades awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
A Gold Award in Staff Writing was given to three staff writers for five articles that appeared in The Catholic University of America Magazine. “Breaking the Chains,” a story about faculty and students working to combat human trafficking, by Senior Writer Katie Bahr; “Freedom Fighters,” which detailed the work of the Columbus School of Law’s Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project, by Director of Creative Services Ellen N. Woods; and “Speaking the Same Language,” an article about the University’s Spanish for Healthcare Program, by Director of Communications Catherine Lee, all appeared in the summer 2016 edition of the magazine. The issue highlighted the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.
Two more feature articles were recognized as part of the staff writing award: “Art Inspired by Illness” about an art student whose critically acclaimed abstract artwork highlights her sister’s battle with cystic fibrosis, by Ellen N. Woods, and “The Things they Remembered,” about University scholars working to chronicle the lives of Christians fleeing war-torn areas in the Middle East, by Katie Bahr. These two articles appeared in the fall 2016 edition of the magazine.
A Silver Award in the category of Student Recruitment Packages recognized the University’s viewbook, admit pack, and road piece. This package of marketing materials was designed by Senior Graphic Designer Kristin Reavey, with content support from staff in the Offices of Admission and Marketing and Communications.
A Bronze Award for Publications Design went to Kristin Reavey for the 2016-2017 music season brochure.
CASE facilitates the work of higher education professionals in the areas of philanthropy, alumni relations, and marketing and communications. Catholic University received the awards from District II, the largest of CASE’s eight districts, which includes 700 higher education institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.
The awards were announced in January. The awards ceremony will take place in late February at the CASE District II annual conference at the National Harbor in Maryland.