ORLANDO, Fla. — Campbell University’s flagship publication — Campbell Magazine — and its staff took home six awards at the Council for Advancement and Success in Education (CASE) District III Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 11.
Billy Liggett, director of news and publications and editor of Campbell Magazine, and Kate Stoneburner, social media coordinator and staff writer, shared a gold award for overall publication writing for the Fall 2018 edition, which included stories on Campbell football joining the Big South Conference, Vietnam prisoner of war Capt. Red McDaniel, Campbell’s involvement in providing free health care check-ups to migrant farmers in rural North Carolina and more. The piece on Capt. McDaniel, titled The Prisoner of War, also earned Liggett a silver award for feature writing in the nine-state District III region.
Former director of visual identity and magazine art director Jonathan Bronsink earned two awards — a silver and a bronze respectively — for editorial design on the “Remarkable Rise of Campbell Football” piece and for periodical design of that magazine.
Stoneburner earned her first two CASE awards for writing for the web and photography for her Ministry of Hope series chronicling the Campbell Spiritual Life’s mission trip to South Africa last summer. Stoneburner’s work was featured in a series of blogs and in the Fall 2019 edition of Campbell Magazine. Her writing and photography from that trip earned her two bronze awards from the CASE awards committee.
“The writing, design and storytelling work of our marketing and communications team is simply superb,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Britt Davis said. “The stories they tell about our alumni, students, faculty, staff and others — whether in blog posts, releases or long form articles — and the complimentary graphics and photography draw readers in and keep them in to read polished stories and pithy messaging that should be the envy of higher education communications professionals nationwide.”
Campbell’s Office of Marketing and Communications and Advancement team have earned 58 CASE III awards since 2013 and four international CASE Circle of Excellence awards since 2015.