Advancement team receives awards at conference

The University of Central Arkansas Institutional Advancement team returned from the recent Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV Conference in Houston with a total of seven awards in the collegiate publications competition.

Publications Director Russ Hancock received six awards, including a Grand Award/Gold (first place) in the Publications and Creative Services category for the “New Vision/New Century” publication on the inauguration of President Lu Hardin.

Hancock also won a Bronze Award for the same publication in the category titled Special Pieces; a Pewter Award in magazines for the UCA Alumni Contact; and three photography awards including a Bronze in Black and White Photography and Pewter Awards in both Color Photography and Black and White Series.

Also, Communications Specialist Jennifer Boyett received a Bronze Award in Governmental Relations, Projects and Special Events for her work on the UCA Update, monthly newsletter for state legislators.

Brent Passmore, UCA’s director of Web Development, was elected to the group’s Board of Directors, while Dr. Shannon Fleming, Assistant Vice President of Development and Alumni Services, was named director of the Arkansas Caucus.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications and development.

Today CASE’s membership includes more than 3,000 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and 42 other countries. This makes CASE the largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership.

The organization serves more than 38,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of the member institutions and has more than 23,500 professional members on its roster.

-Tommy Jackson