WASHINGTON, D.C. — Campbell University’s Advancement team was named one of 50 finalists Wednesday for the 2017 CASE Circle of Excellence Platinum awards for its combined efforts in the 2015-16 “An Evening with J. Bradley Creed” presidential tour.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s six Platinum categories recognize the “best-of-the-best” programs and practices in educational advancement. Campbell’s “Creed Tour” — a 13-city tour designed to introduce new President J. Bradley Creed during his first year in office — was honored in the “Alumni Relations” category, along with Nanyang Tech in Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Texas System, Villanova University and Platinum winner Northwestern University.
“It is an honor for our team to be recognized on an international stage and among other universities of that caliber,” said Britt Davis, vice president for institutional advancement and senior advisor to the president. “Our team of communications, marketing, development and alumni relations professionals did a tremendous job creating a series of brand-consistent community engagement opportunities that helped introduce our new president and showcase the best of what Campbell has to offer.”
Campbell was also honored with a Bronze CASE Circle of Excellence Award for feature writing on Wednesday for its Winter 2016 Campbell Magazine cover story on third-year medical students entering their first week of rotations at a hospital in Lumberton. The bronze 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.
The 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 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.
Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, says 2017 was the most competitive year ever for the awards program that recognizes outstanding achievement in educational advancement.
“Honorees come from all institution types and sizes, reflecting the depth of talent and ingenuity throughout CASE member institutions,” Cunningham says. “These awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. We salute the winners and thank everyone for their vital contributions to the advancement profession.”