posted October 31, 2008

College Advancement Communication Programs Honored

Hope College has won multiple honors in the "Pride of CASE V Awards Program" sponsored by the Great Lakes District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 16, during the 2008 CASE V District Conference in Chicago, Ill.

Publications used as case statements in fund-raising efforts at the college were honored in two categories, one at the Gold level and the other at the Bronze level.  Development of the pieces was shepherded by staff members Jason Cash '07, Kate Frillmann and Scott Wolterink '88 of the college's Advancement Division.

The video The Mission of Hope College:  Anchors of Hope won the Bronze Award in the "Best Video/DVD/CD-ROM, Fundraising, Alumni Relations or Commercial Spots" category.  Developed by staff members Jason Cash '07 and Scott Travis '06, the program debuted as the college's halftime segment during the televised spring 2008 Hope-Calvin basketball games and has since been used for a variety of college projects.

News from Hope College won the Bronze Award for "Most Improved Alumni/Institution Magazine" in the category for colleges and universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.   The recognition is for the redesign of the publication that debuted in April 2007.  Greg Olgers '87 is editor of News from Hope College, and coordinates the design of each issue with Wes Wooley '89, who developed the new look.  News from Hope College was the only publication recognized in the category.

CASE is one of the largest international associations of educational institutions.  District V is one of eight districts in North America, and includes institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.