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Pamela Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
June 4, 2013

CASE Announces 2013 Circle of Excellence Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today announced the winners of its 2013 Circle of Excellence awards.

The international competition honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and nonprofits.

The competition received more than 2,900 entries for consideration in 45 categories. More than 600 member institutions and nonprofits from 18 countries participated in this year's awards program.

Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals from outside of education judged the entries and awarded 281 bronze, silver and gold awards; 19 institutions received the top prize of a grand gold award.

The complete list of 2013 award winners is now available on the CASE website. For the first time, CASE recognized winners in new categories covering community college magazines, mobile applications, targeted campaigns, communications program improvement, advocacy campaigns and professional and staff development programs.

"The Circle of Excellence awards provide an opportunity to recognize significant achievement in educational advancement," says Brian Flahaven, director of legislative, foundation and recognition programs. "We continue to be amazed at the creative and innovative programs, publications and content being generated at CASE member institutions across the globe."

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.

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