Campbell advancement team wins two top awards at CASE III conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — Campbell University’s advancement office took home six awards, including two top honors, at the annual Council for Advancement in Secondary Education Region III conference on Feb. 15-18.

Sarah Swain, director of annual giving, was winner of one of the conference’s six Grand Awards in the CASE Platinum categories in the “Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns” for Campbell’s “My Gift. My Impact.” employee giving campaign from 2014. The Platinum Award, Campbell’s first since joining CASE, recognizes best practices throughout the advancement profession nationwide. Swain’s campaign is automatically entered into the national CASE Circle of Excellence contest this summer.

“Being one of only six schools to win the Grand Award in a Platinum category is a huge testament to not only Sarah Swain and her talented staff but also our entire advancement team,” said Britt Davis, vice president of advancement and assistant to the president. “I’m proud of the work we do and thrilled to see that it stacks up well with some of the largest schools in the country.”

Billy Liggett, director of publications, and Jonathan Bronsink, director of visual identity, won the other top honor, a Grand Award for “Magazine Improvement” for Campbell Magazine. Campbell Magazine also received a Special Merit Award in the “Top Publication” category for its circulation division. Bronsink also received a Merit Award for “Editorial Design” for his work on the fall 2013 edition of Campbell Magazine featuring the late A.R. Burkot on the cover. Liggett won Special Merit in “Writing for the Media” for his reporting on Dr. Robert Hasty’s Wikipedia research that received national and global media coverage.

Bob Dry, director of web development, received Campbell’s sixth CASE award of the conference, an Award of Excellence in “Recruitment Website or Microsite” for Campbell’s admissions website.

More than 900 entries were submitted in more than 65 categories for this year’s CASE III Conference. Region III covers all universities, colleges and community colleges in the nine-state region, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.