Campbell communications team earns 10 CASE III awards in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Campbell University’s Communications and Marketing team took home 10 awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III annual conference awards ceremony held at the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night. Of the 10 wins, Campbell took home two Grand Awards — the top distinction in each category — competing against higher education institutions in the 10-state Southeast region.

Director of Visual Identity Jonathan Bronsink earned the University’s two grand awards for his work on the Spring 2017 edition of Campbell Magazine and the cover story on North Carolina’s opioid epidemic and Campbell University’s role in fighting the epidemic. He won top honors for Cover Illustration in that edition, as well as overall periodical design. 

Bronsink, a 2005 Campbell graduate, also took home an Award of Excellence for his periodical design of the Summer 2017 Campbell Magazine (“The Buies of Summer”), an Award of Excellence in editorial design for the Spring 2017 edition and Special Merit awards for the Fall 2016 Campbell Magazine cover (“Finding Little Bethel”) and editorial design in the Summer 2017 edition.

His design work in Campbell’s new brand launch in January 2017 also helped Campbell earn a Special Merit award in the category “branding/identity program or campaign.” The rebranding effort also included several current and past members of Campbell’s advancement team. 

Billy Liggett, director of news & publications, and former staff writer Leah Whitt Jarvis shared an Award of Excellence for best article of the year, a CASE III Platinum category, for their work on the magazine cover story, “Fighting the Opioid Epidemic.” The article featured more than 20 sources and dove deep into North Carolina’s prescription pain medication and heroin problem and the steps Campbell’s medical school is taking to educate future doctors on better managing pain medication. The article also earned an Award of Excellence for feature writing. 

Campbell’s web team earned an Award of Excellence for the new website launched in January 2017. Director of Web Design Nikki Zawol, Senior Web Developer Angela Farrior, Web Developer Gerardo Gonzalez, former Director of Content Strategy Cherry Crayton, Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing Haven Hottel and Bronsink made up the team that led the creation and implementation of Campbell’s new website. The award was Campbell’s first CASE III honor in this category.

“The Campbell communications and marketing team continues to receive recognition at the highest level for their outstanding writing, editorial skills, digital strategy and design work,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Britt Davis said. “It’s truly gratifying to see the caliber of professional journalism, communications and marketing that is coming out of this office. I do not believe there is another college or university in this country doing it better than Campbell University and our outstanding team of professionals.”

Campbell University has won 22 CASE III awards in the past two years and 45 awards total since 2012.