BGSU honored for excellence in advancing higher education

University Advancement staff captured five awards of excellence in the 2005 Pride of CASE V Awards Program.

The awards program is open to member institutions of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in a seven-state region of the Midwest. The region includes colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

"It is gratifying to receive recognition in a competition with some of the nation's leading universities," said J. Douglas Smith, vice president for University advancement. "It is also wonderful recognition of the collaborative efforts of our staff in alumni affairs, development and marketing and communications with each other and with other campus units that help to make our advancement efforts so successful."

BGSU received two Gold Awards, one for the Building Dreams Campaign Kickoff Gala in the category of special events, and one for the University's Family Campaign in the annual-giving category.

The University also received two Silver Awards. The Building Dreams Case Statement won a Silver Award in the campaign case-statement category, and a photograph by Craig Bell won a Silver Award in the single photograph category. Bell is director of photography in marketing and communications.

In the category for best collaborative program, BGSU took home the Bronze Award for a monthlong series of events across campus leading up to the Building Dreams Campaign Kickoff Gala.

The awards were announced in December at a CASE V conference in Chicago.

Earlier in the year, Bell won a Gold Award in the national 2005 CASE Competition in the single photograph category.

January 17, 2006