CSUSM Takes 3 CASE Bronze Awards
By Margaret Chantung
The CSUSM Division of University Advancement received three bronze 2016 Awards of Excellence through the professional organization CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education). The annual awards program showcases best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public relations, advancement services, special events and communications.
In the category of Multi-Day Special Events, CSUSM was recognized for the 25th Anniversary Prowl Scavenger Hunt, a scavenger hunt that sent students, staff and faculty around campus to collect prizes.
In the category of General Interest Magazines with a circulation less than 29,999, the biannual publication for alumni and donors, Steps Magazine, earned accolades.
And in the category of Advancement Services Programs: Stewardship and Donor Relations, CSUSM won for its 2014 Donor Gift, an indigenous fire-resistant sage plant.
More than 500 entries were received and evaluated by a team of peer judges in the CASE western region (Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Utah).
“Receiving acknowledgment that our programs and strategies represent best practices is gratifying, but even more rewarding is the knowledge that these awards reflect an exceptional campus-wide collaborative effort,” said Vice President for University Advancement Neal Hoss. “University Advancement would not be able to do the work that we do without the support of our talented faculty, staff and students as we foster ongoing relationships with donors and share our stories with the region and beyond.”