Awards
2017 Host Coordinators

The Circle of Excellence Awards program would not be possible without the dedication of hundreds of CASE volunteers and their institutions. CASE is thankful for their support, especially the more than 60 host coordinators who contributed their time, talent, and expertise by recruiting judges, managing the review process, and writing judges' reports for their assigned award categories and subcategories. Interested in being a 2018 host coordinator? Please contact the Awards Department.

  • Advancement Services Programs: Christine Tempesta, Senior Director, Information Systems and Volunteer Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Advertising: Debbie Farris, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communication, Oregon State University and Rebecca Jenkins, Director of Marketing and Communication, University of Findlay
  • Annual Magazines: Michelle Martin, Director of Marketing and Communications, University Liggett School
  • Annual Reports and Fund Reports (Fundraising Publications): Jeffrey Noblitt, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications, California State University, Northridge
  • Best Uses of Social Media, Websites, Mobile Apps:  Deke Shrum, Director of Advancement Communications, University of Virginia 
  • Books (Institutional Relations Publications): Sousan Hammad, Associate Director of Engagement and Communications, Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Branding Programs: Liz Ball, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Westminster Schools and Angela Dudek, Executive Director for Advancement, St. John's School
  • Case Statement/General Cultivation Publications (Fundraising Publications): Michele Cauley, Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations - Marketing, Communications and Events, Clemson University
  • Collaborative Programs: Lauren Taaffe, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Olin College of Engineering
  • Community College Magazines: Matt Jennings, Editorial Director, Middlebury College
  • Community College Public-Private Partnerships: Nancy Michalko, Executive Director, Development, Salt Lake Community College
  • Design (Calendars, Specialty Pieces): Tiffany Bunt, Marketing Manager, University of Montevallo
  • Design (Periodicals): Jennifer Alvarado, Director of Creative Services, University of Redlands
  • Design (Covers, Invitations): Bridget Couch, Publication and Design Coordinator, Louisville Seminary
  • Design (Multi-Page Publications/Folders):  Caleb Prue, Creative Manager, Goodwin College
  • Design (Editorial Design): Dan Knapp Executive Director of Publications and Operations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Design (Single-Page Publications, Posters): Michael Oetken, Creative Director, Kansas State University
  • Design (Books and Illustrations): Cheryl Reitan, Assoc. Director, University Marketing and Public Relations, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Digital Magazines: Joshua Harless, Executive Director, Digital Experience University of Maryland
  • Diversity Programs: Bennie Harris,Senior Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Excellence in News Writing:  Rae Goldsmith, chief marketing and communications officer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Feature Writing: Kathy Van Zeeland, Director of Content Strategy, Mount Mary University and Allyson Irish Editor, Andover magazine Phillips Academy
  • Fundraising Publications:  Dino Hernandez , Vice President for Advancement, Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Fundraising Videos (Long): Jessica Van Curen, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Admiral Farragut Academy
  • Fundraising Videos (Short): Jennifer Brost, Director of Annual Giving & Research, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • General Information Videos (Long): Midge Wilcke, Director, Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • General Information Videos (Short):  Kay Kinard, Director of Communications, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • General Interest Magazines (large):  Adam Gilson, Publications Director, Kenyon College 
  • General Interest Magazines (mid): Deborah Petersen, Editorial Director, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • General Interest Magazines (small): Elizabeth Keys, Editor, Oklahoma State University
  • General News Writing and Research, Medicine and Science News: Patricia Quigley. Assistant Director of Media & Public Relations, Rowan University
  • Independent School Magazines: Teresa Scalzo, Creative Director for College Communications and Editor, Carleton College Voice, Carleton College
  • In-House Print Publications: Alan Scher Zagier, Senior Strategic Communications Consultant, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Internal Audience Publications: Grayson Bryant, Assistant Headmaster for Development, Norfolk Academy
  • Magazine Publishing Improvement: Margot Emery, Senior Writer /Producer, University of Tennessee
  • Multimedia Campaign: Kristen Ziegler, Associate Director, Interactive Communication & New Media, Saint Joseph's University
  • News and Research Videos: Esther Tanaka, Director of Public Affairs, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Newsletters:  Lois Furry, Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Michigan State University
  • Periodical Staff Writing (I-IV): Liam Mitchell, Associate Director of Communications, University of Toronto
  • Periodical Staff Writing (V-VIII): Linda Boyk, Director of Content Marketing, Cabrini University
  • Photography:  Mira Zimet, Executive Director of Strategic Video Communications USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • President's Reports and Annual Reports (Institutional Relations Publications): Cathy Morrison, Dean of Communications, Lake Forest Academy
  • Professional and Staff Development: Kelly Esperias, Vice President Institutional Development, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
  • Promotional Publications (Institutional Relations Publications): Cami Colarossi, Director of Communications, Notre Dame Preparatory School
  • PSAs and Commercial Spots: Shelley Romoff, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Publications Packages (Institutional Relations Publications): Lauren Pauer, Director of Editorial Services, Georgetown University
  • Recruitment Videos (Short): Bethany Burgun, Director of Enrollment Management, The Stanley Clark School
  • Recruitment Videos (Long): Natalie Mazanowski Executive Director, Marketing & Public Relations Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Science
  • Research Publications (Institutional Relations Publications): JeKelly Viancourt , Publications Director, Oberlin College
  • Special Constituency Magazines: Rachel Muir, Executive Director for Editorial Services, George Washington University
  • Special Events (Multi-Day): Ashley Boland, Director of Donor Relations & Advancement Events, Union College
  • Special Events (Single Day): Natasha Pedroza Director of Reunion Giving, Santa Clara University
  • Special Events (Year-Long): Renee Hirschberg, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations & Events, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Special Issues (Magazines):  Christopher Brouwer, Editorial Director, Cornell Law School
  • Student Recruitment Publications (Individual): Kim Asch, Director of Marketing & Special Projects/Editor, The Hill magazine, McDaniel College
  • Student Recruitment Publications (Packages): Craig Gagnon, Associate Vice President of Communications, Lawrence University
  • Viewbooks and Prospectuses:  Shirley Luna, Executive Director, University Marketing Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Visual Identity Systems: Bill Hartley, Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications, University of Dallas
  • Writing for the Web:  Cameron Pegg, Executive Adviser - Engagement, Griffith University