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PR and Development Receive CASE Awards

Several BC staff members were recently awarded with a total of eight CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) awards for outstanding achievements in development and public relations projects.

Recipients of the KY CASE awards

Normandi Ellis, Tim Jordan, Linda Kuhlmann, Mary Labus, Bill Laramee, Ann Mary Quarandillo, and Mae Suramek received the highest CASE award, the Grand award, for their collaboration on the award-winning Berea College Magazine. This is the third consecutive year the magazine has won an award. Last year the Berea College Magazine won a Merit award for overall quality. The previous year the magazine swept the publication awards by winning two Grand awards for both overall quality and improvement.

Colleen Payne, coordinator of foundations, capital projects, and development communications, and Chris Schill, assistant to the president, also won a Grand award for their work on a publication appealing to Berea's young alumni.

Will Jones, director of the Berea Fund, and Amy Hogg, coordinator of foundations, capital projects, and development communications, received an Excellence award for their work on a publication titled “Students are the Reason.”

Jay Buckner, communications manager, earned two Excellence awards. The first was for Fiddling Around", a feature article about BC's old-time fiddler Jake Krack. A second Excellence award was given for Buckner's video news release "Juice and Water", a project detailing the sale of Berea's utilities. He also won Merit awards for two other video projects detailing the 40th anniversary of Berea's participation in the Civil Rights Movement during the Selma to Montgomery March and for a video news release covering Berea's receipt of the Schmidlapp Fund, an endowment to assist single parent students.

Normandi Ellis, publications manager and editor of the Berea Magazine, received a Merit award for her feature article "Walking in the Footsteps of Peace", the story of Berea's participation in the 40th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.

CASE Kentucky is a statewide organization that serves advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development at more than 70 colleges, universities, private secondary and elementary schools, as well as other educational organizations.

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