CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Wins Awards for College Brochure and Logo for North State Trip

Date: 12-19-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico won two top awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) regional conference in San Francisco Dec. 8.

CASE provides training and advocacy for more than 22,300 professionals in the fields of alumni relations, communications, fund-raising, marketing and other areas of advancement at approximately 3,400 colleges, universities and schools worldwide.

CSU, Chico received two CASE Gold Medals for Excellence, one for a CSU, Chico College of Humanities and Fine Arts Annual Fund brochure, and one for the logo and identify program for the 2007 North State Road Trip.

The Annual Fund brochure was conceived and produced by College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advancement Director Ann Prater. The piece was designed by student Robert Ortegon, with photography by Jeff Teeter, both from CSU, Chico’s Instructional Media Center.

The North State Road Trip logo and materials were designed by CSU, Chico Creative Director Alan Rellaford. For the past two years, a group of CSU, Chico faculty and staff, along with President Paul Zingg, has visited North State communities for a day or two in the fall to strengthen ties and learn more about issues facing the region.

CSU, Chico won a CASE Gold Medal award in 2007 for an athletics fund-raising brochure created by Athletics Advancement Director Jonathan Wanderstock. In 2005, the University won bronze awards in the categories of Magazine Writing and Best Practices in Alumni Relations. The writing award was for articles in Chico Statements, CSU, Chico’s university magazine, and the alumni relations award was for CSU, Chico’s alumni membership T-shirt program.

All CASE award entries are judged by teams of advancement professionals in other regions of the country. CASE District VII, which includes CSU, Chico, represents schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Guam.

“CASE awards are highly competitive and reflect the highest standards of work in advancement,” said Rick Ellison, CSU, Chico vice president for University Advancement. “We are very fortunate at Chico State to have an outstanding team of advancement professionals who are absolutely committed to helping the University achieve great things for its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.”

University Advancement is dedicated to supporting CSU, Chico’s strategic priorities by engaging alumni and friends, seeking sources of private support, and finding ways to help fund the outstanding programs for which the University is known.