CSU, Chico Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence in Advancement Programs and Publications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 03-07-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
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Alan Rellaford
Creative Services
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The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII, has announced the winners of its 2010 Awards of Excellence, and California State University, Chico has received 11 different awards: four gold, five silver and two bronze.

The awards were presented at the District VII Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles.

The CASE awards are given for excellence in communications and marketing programs, special program publications packages, photography, design and special events.

There were a record number of entries—388—submitted to the competition this year. CSU, Chico was among the top three award recipients. The University of California, Davis and the University of San Diego each received 12 awards.

The materials submitted to CASE were produced primarily by University Advancement staff with the help of Academic Technology employees and outside consultants over the last year and a half and included a variety of programs and publications. The winning programs and publications include the new Chico Experience Week; the Gateway Museum opening; Chico Statements, the university magazine; the university website; and the Turner Print Museum donor wall.

"The number and breadth of the CASE awards reflect the many university and campus staff who had a hand in the success of these programs," said Vice President for University Advancement Rick Ellison. "These awards are truly a result of a commitment to excellence by everyone who directly or indirectly worked on or contributed to these projects. It is especially rewarding that Chico State has been acknowledged by our advancement professional peers on the CASE VII Board of Directors and selection committees who reviewed the materials."
 
The awards are listed below:

Gold in Excellence in Design—Specialty Pieces for The Chico Experience Week Pocket Media Guide
Project Manager: Susan Linders Anderson
Designer: Francie Divine
Creative Director: Alan Rellaford
Editor: Marion Harmon

Gold in Individual Photography—Chico Statements, Fall 2009 Cover Photo for feature on Wildcat Recreation Center
Photographer: Beiron Andersson
Art Direction: Francie Divine

Gold in Fundraising—Stewardship for Turner Donor Recognition
Project Manager:  Ann Prater
Designer: Grant Peterson Design 

Gold in Excellence in Design—The Chico Experience Week Poster
Project Manager:  Susan Linders Anderson
Artist: Jake Early 

Silver in Special Events—Unveiling of the Jake Early Chico Experience Print
Project Manager:  Susan Linders Anderson

Silver in Individual Public Relations and Community Relations Projects—The Chico Experience Week
Project Manager: Susan Linders Anderson

Silver in Web Sites/Complete Institutional Websites—for CSU, Chico Website
Design Team: Laura Kling-lead, Tony Dunn, Dee Hoffman-Wills, Wendy Needels, Alan Rellaford, Roberta Roebuck
Writing Team: Casey Huff-lead, Anna Harris, Sue Anderson, Allan Bee, Cindy Bumgarner, Anna Harris, Alan Rellaford, Joe Wills

Silver in Excellence in Design/Invitations—Gateway Science Museum Grand Opening Invitation
Designer: Grant Peterson Design
Creative Director: Alan Rellaford
Photographer: Rachel Teasdale

Silver in Advertising—Gateway Science Museum Grand Opening
Creative Director/ Designer: Alan Rellaford
Illustrator: Alan Rellaford
Museum Identity Designer: Grant Peterson Design

Bronze in Excellence in Design—Specialty Pieces for Gateway Science Museum Banners
Creative Director/Designer: Alan Rellaford

Bronze in Special Program Publications Packages—The Chico Experience Week
Project Manager: Susan Linders Anderson
PocketMedia™ Guide Designer: Francie Divine
Website Designer: Tyler Weber, student assistant

Chico has a history of winning top awards from CASE. In 2009, Chico won gold for the Gateway Science Museum’s Paver Program and a silver for an illustration of Ella Caroline Sapp Hall by Chris Ficken (Academic Technologies), commissioned for the 125th anniversary of the building. In 2008, Chico won for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts annual fund brochure and for the logo and identify program for the 2007 North State Road Trip.

CASE District VII includes Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Utah. CASE provides advancement professionals with support, educational programming and current best practices in the industry.

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