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For Immediate Release
Sept. 5, 2016

CASE Europe Recognises 2016 Award Winners

LONDON—On 1 September, CASE Europe recognised the contribution of individuals to the advancement of European-based schools, colleges and universities through its CASE Europe Awards Programme. Awards were presented to winners at its annual conference, which took place in Brussels, 29 August to 2 September 2016.

The award recipients are:

Tuula TeeriLeadership Award
Tuula Teeri, President, Aalto University, Finland

The Leadership Award recognises heads, presidents, vice-chancellors, chancellors, principals or other organisational leaders for their outstanding efforts in promoting and supporting education.   

Tuula Teeri was awarded in 2016 for her role as a leader who succeeded in creating a multidisciplinary university where science and art meet technology and business. The university is delivering on its mission to work toward a better world and create solutions to meet the greatest challenges facing society through top-quality research and pioneering education. Under its president's leadership, Aalto University has established itself as one of the leading universities in Finland and created a strong identity and unique brand. 

John ClaughtonLeadership commendation
John Claughton, former Chief Master, The Independent Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham, UK

Special commendation was noted for John Claughton for his enthusiasm and success leading the Independent School's improved performance, national standing and contribution to social mobility. 

Nathalie WalkerDistinguished Service Award
Nathalie Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin City University Educational Trust, UK

This award honours individuals whose accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the profession and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues.

Nathalie Walker received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her consistent and passionate contribution to the CASE community, innovation and hard work supporting the advancement profession and making a lasting impact on her peers. 

Kenon MannNew for 2016: Emerging Marketing and Communications Professional Award
Kenon Man, International Marketing, Recruitment and Intelligence Manager, Swansea University, UK

This award, new for 2016, recognises an outstanding early-career professional who has shown an innovative approach, dedication to excellence and has had a positive, measurable impact through his or her work.

Kenon Man was awarded for his success and bold vision for creating a positive digital culture especially for international students and accepted the first Emerging Marketing and Communications Professional Award to be presented. 

Emily WheelerIain More Award
Emily Wheeler, Senior Philanthropy Manager, University College London, UK

This award recognises outstanding achievements of an emerging development professional working in education, arts or cultural organisations.

Emily Wheeler received the 2016 Iain More Award for her outstanding performance and innovation in fundraising, quickly establishing a network to support the development of her peers. 

Jo BallantineSchools Engagement Award
Jo Ballantine, Director of Development, Royal Latin School, UK

The Schools Engagement Award recognises individuals who have led an innovative programme of external engagement to successfully and measurably enhance relationships for their school and community.

Jo Ballantine received the 2016 Schools Engagement Award In recognition of the transformational impact of her vision, hard work and engagement of the school community. 

John Middleton, Executive Director, CASE Europe said: "CASE Europe is honoured to work with many brilliant individuals who volunteer their time and share their knowledge with the CASE community. Every year, the talent, passion and commitment of professionals within the education sector continues to astound the judging committee. We are delighted to recognise and celebrate these individuals' contributions each year with the CASE Europe Awards, and look forward to receiving next year's nominations."

The awards are judged by a cross-section of institutional leaders and advancement professionals from across Europe. The judging panel is chaired by Karen Napier, Executive Director, Swarovski, and former CASE Europe trustee.

Recipients of the Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognises CASE faculty members for their outstanding performance at 10 or more CASE international educational programmes, and the European winners of the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, which acknowledge accomplishments that have lasting impact and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism within the sector, also received their awards at CEAC 2016. CEAC 2017 will take place at the Birmingham ICC.

For more details, please visit the CEAC17 conference. Press passes are available for the conference but numbers are limited—please contact Helen Waller or Paula O'Neill (details at the top of the release) if you are interested.  

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