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Pam Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
June 8, 2012

CASE Announces 2012 Circle of Excellence Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the 2012 winners of its prestigious Circle of Excellence awards honoring outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing.

The international competition received more than 2,800 entries for consideration in 40 categories. Nearly 570 member higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits from 14 countries, including Canada, Hungary, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa, participated in this year's awards program.

Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals outside of education judged the entries and awarded 275 bronze, silver and gold awards. Nineteen institutions received the top prize of a grand gold award.

The complete list of 2012 award winners in all categories is now available on the CASE website.

There were so many strong entries in this year's Circle of Excellence Awards that our judges really had a tough task selecting the best of the best," says Brian Flahaven, director of legislative, foundation and recognition programs. "We were particularly pleased at the increased number of international entries, which grew from 43 in 2011 to 112 this year."

Made up of several of CASE's long-time recognition programs, the Circle of Excellence awards program, in its present configuration, was introduced in 1994. Each year, it has grown in prestige and is now one of CASE's most popular and respected awards programs.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 74 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

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CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.

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