Campbell communications team earns 8 CASE III awards in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Campbell University’s communications and advancement teams took home eight awards for publications and social media at the 2014 CASE District III awards in Orlando Tuesday.

For the second consecutive year, Campbell Magazine won the Grand Award for most improved university magazine. Editor Billy Liggett and writers Cherry Crayton and Haven Hottel teamed up to earn Award of Excellence and Special Merit honors for publications writing in the 2013 spring and summer editions. Graphic designer Jonathan Bronsink also received a Special Merit award for his overall design of the summer edition, which featured the launch of Campbell’s School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Bronsink and Hottel also received an Award of Excellence for last year’s commemorative 125th anniversary book.

Crayton received three additional Special Merit awards for social media execution and website writing. She was recognized for her stories involving the PGA Golf Management program’s “viral putt” and her yearlong Campbell Proud series.

Campbell University Vice President for Admissions and Institutional Advancement Britt Davis called the eight awards a “tremendous achievement” for his staff.

“Our communications program now rivals the best colleges and universities in the nation,” Davis said. “This is an honor for our team, but also all Campbell alumni, faculty and staff and our student body.”

The Council for Advancement and Secondary Education’s third district includes nearly 600 public and private universities and colleges, in addition to other private schools from a nine-state region, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Schools were honored in more than 70 categories Tuesday for marketing and communications, alumni relations and fundraising efforts.

Photo: Jonathan Bronsink and Billy Liggett accept Campbell Magazine’s Grand Award in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. 

Honorees (and titles)

Jonathan Bronsink, Senior Graphic Designer

Cherry Crayton, Digital Content Coordinator

Haven Hottel, Director of Communications

Billy Liggett, Assistant Director for Publications


Grand Award: Magazine/Tabloid Improvement

Award of Excellence: Publications Writing

Award of Excellence: University Book Graphic Design

Special Merit: Social Media Strategy and Execution

Special Merit: Publications Writing

Special Merit: Writing for the Web

Special Merit: Writing for the Web

Special Merit: Publication Graphic Design