Campbell Magazine feature earns CASE Circle of Excellence award

WASHINGTON, D.C.Campbell Magazine earned its first international CASE Circle of Excellence award Wednesday in the “Feature Writing” category for its 2016 story on third-year medical students entering their first week of rotations at a Lumberton hospital. 

In the Field: A Day in the Life of a Third-Year Medical Student earned a Bronze Award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2017 Circle of Excellence competition, considered the highest award honors  for communication and marketing professionals in higher education. Campbell University’s advancement team was also one of 50 finalists in the six Platinum categories for its effort in the 2015-16 “An Evening with J. Bradley Creed” tour. 

Written and photographed by Director of News & Publications Billy Liggett, In the Field chronicles the experiences of five members of the charter class of the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine as they began their third year of education at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, located in one of the poorest regions of North Carolina. Those students — Erica Brotzman, Sadia Mobeen, Tom Soker, Rajbir Singh and Cherie Dickson — became doctors on May 20 during the school’s inaugural commencement ceremony. 

The international CASE Circle of Excellence competition honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and affiliated nonprofits. The 2017 competition received 3,364 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from more than 715 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide. More than 50 entries were considered for the CASE Platinum Categories.

“The quality of writing, news about campus and overall graphic design of Campbell Magazine is second to none,” said Britt Davis, vice president for institutional advancement and senior advisor to the president. “The editorial leadership of Billy Liggett and design vision of Director of Visual Identity Jonathan Bronsink have made Campbell Magazine into an industry leader and a publication that our alumni, friends, elected officials and others eagerly await to read.”

The bronze award was Campbell’s third Circle of Excellence award in three years. The University earned its first two awards in 2015 for “social media” and “fundraising program” for its work in the 2014 Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day.