Current Winners

CASE District I annually bestows its Excellence Awards on individuals and schools doing innovative work in the fields of special events, fundraising, stewardship, volunteer engagement, alumni relations, student alumni initiatives, advancement services, and communications. District I is proud to partner with CASE International to introduce the Platinum Categories, recognizing the “best of the best” programs and practices in educational advancement.

Congratulations to our colleagues who won the 2017 Excellence Awards for their outstanding work!

Excellence Awards 2017 Winners

DIGITAL

SILVER

McGill University

“McGill24 Digital Fundraising Materials”

Derek Cassoff – Director, Communications

Joe Issid – Associate Director, Digital Strategy

Kimberley Kersys – Associate Director, Creative Services

Trena Larson – Graphic Designer, Communications

Megan Martin – Communications Officer

Melissa Forster – Annual Giving Officer

Ayesha Mayan –Director, Annual Giving (Former)

Mark Sinclair – E-Communications Officer

Kathleen Sheridan – Communications Officer (Former)

Marion Butler – Communications Officer

GOLD

Boston University

“Boston University Research Website”

Gloria Waters, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research

Sara Rimer, Director, Research Communications

Barbara Moran, Senior Science Writer

Nelia Ponte, Director of Content Management

Cj Lehr, Program Director, Research Communication & Documentation

Katarzyna Tokarz, Research Communications Specialist

SILVER

Boston University

“BU Today”

Art Jahnke, Executive Editor

John O’Rourke, Editor

Mary Cohen, Copy Editor

Rich Barlow, Senior Writer

Cindy Buccini, Writer/Editor

Andrew Thurston Writer/Editor

Susan Seligson, Senior Writer

Amy Laskowski, Writer

Barbara Moran, Writer

Joel Brown, Writer

Devin Hahn, Editor/Producer

Bill Politis, Editor/Producer

Joe Chan, Editor/Producer

David Bergeron Keefe/Production Supervisor

BRONZE

Memorial University of Newfoundland

“The Gazette: Memorial University of Newfoundland’s newspaper of record”

Division of Marketing and Communications, Memorial University of Newfoundland

GOLD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Today in 1916: A Twitter-driven look back at life at MIT, in Boston, and around the globe to celebrate a century of MIT in Cambridge.”

Nicole Morell, Social Media Community Manager

Kate Repantis, Director, Digital and Multimedia Communications and Marketing

Emily Kathan, Creative Design Director

Alan Scott, Senior Designer

Katherine Igoe, Digital Communications Specialist (temporary)

Tatiana Johnson, Digital Communications Specialist (temporary)

SILVER

Northeastern University

“Instagram Takeovers”

Jordana Torres, Associate Director of Social Media

BRONZE

McGill University

“McGill24: McGill University’s Digital Day of Giving”

Joe Issid, Associate Director, Digital Strategy, McGill University Advancement

Megan Martin, Communications Officer, Annual Giving, McGill University Advancement

GOLD (tie)

Boston University

“‘I Know What You’re Thinking’ is a just-under-five-minute video the Admissions Recruitment Team uses to bring Boston University to life for prospective students across the world.”

Doug Gould, Executive Creative Director

Ken Lewis, Marketing Writer

Nancy Marrs, Director, BU Productions

Lisa Bernier Moulton, Assistant Director, Account Management

Christine Lindberg, Account Executive, Account Management

GOLD (tie)

Northeastern University

“Full-Time MBA Student Experience at D’Amore-McKim”

Maureen Mello, Marketing Manager

Becky Higgins, Marketing Director

Barbara Scott, Marketing and Communications Associate Dean

SILVER

Saint Anselm College

“Saint Anselm College ‘Welcome’ video”

Michelle Adams O’Regan, Executive Director

Dyan Ciccone, Assistant Director of Web Communications

Laura Lemire, Assistant Director of Integrated Marketing

Cory True, Integrated Communications Manager

BRONZE (tie)

Pingree School

“This is Pingree”

Melody Komyerov, Director of Marketing and Communications

Alex Sandman, Videographer

GOLD

Harvard University

“Student Fellowships at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design”

Jeremiah Jordan, Clyde Media Productions Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Harvard Graduate School of Design

SILVER

Pingree School

“Our Call for Access”

Melody Komyerov, Director of Marketing and Communications

Alex Sandman, Videographer

BRONZE

The Williston Northampton School

“The Founders Day Challenge video”

Dennis Crommett, Assistant Director of Communications

Traci Wolfe, Director of Annual Giving

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

GOLD

Boston University

“Finding Strength Through Loss”

Bill Politis, Producer and Editor

SILVER

University of New Brunswick

“We Are UNB”

Brendan Mittelholtz, Videographer/ Media Design Coordinator

Lance Blakney, Videographer /Editor/Design/SFX /Production Assistant

Heather Marmura, Project Coordinator Content Contributor Script

Kelsey Seymour, UNB Marketing, Manager Digital Marketing Narrator

Simon Marmura Brown, UNB Political Science Student UNB Unit Coordinators

Sarah Martel, Director UNB Marketing and liaison for project

Joy Cummings, Director UNB Media Services

BRONZE

Boston University

“Inside the Artists Studios”

Jason Kimball, Producer and Editor

SILVER

Boston University

“Bostonia magazine”

Art Jahnke, Editor

Cynthia K. Buccini, Managing Editor

Jon Brousseau, Associate Creative Director

Jenny Mackintosh, Web Producer

No Entries Awarded.

GOLD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“MIT Campaign for a Better World website”

Art and Web Director

Barbara Malec Senior Designer

Eric Keezer Director of Marketing and Communications

Aimée Jack Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Nicole Taylor Communications Assistant

Stephanie Eich Senior Web and Mobile Services Developer

Max Guerrero Web Designer/Developer Jay Sitter

SILVER

McGill University

“McGill24: A Day of Giving”

Marion Butler, Digital Communications Officer

Megan Martin, Communications Officer

Kim Kersys, Associate Director, Creative Services

Joe Issid, Associate Director, Digital Strategy

Robert Mark, Senior Software Analyst

Kienan Stewart, Web Developer (Koumbit)

Lydie Servanin, Web Developer (Koumbit)

GOLD

Clark University

“Clark University Website Redesign and Relaunch”

Paula David – Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Pennie Turgeon – Vice President of Information Technology

Matt Cyr – Director of Content Marketing

Deirdre ni Chonaill – Senior Associate Director of User Experience

Jessica Zandan – Associate Director of Content Marketing

Meredith Woodward King – Associate Director of Content Marketing

Anne Gibson – Associate Director of Content Marketing

Chuck Wyatt – Manager of Web Technical Services

Dave Susco – Web Developer

SILVER

Deerfield Academy

“Deerfield.edu”

Communications Office

BRONZE

Boston University

“Boston University Research Website”

Gloria Waters, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research

Sara Rimer, Director, Research Communications

Barbara Moran, Senior Science Writer

Nelia Ponte, Director of Content Management

Cj Lehr, Program Director, Research Communication & Documentation

Katarzyna Tokarz, Research Communications Specialist

GOLD

Worcester State University

“Worcester State University Student Portal”

Steven White, Associate Director of Marketing

Erjon Metohu, Creative Director at Eri Design Fuse Ideas, Web Development

SILVER

Boston University

“Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutrition Center Website”

Stacey Zawacki, Director, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

Laura Judd, Senior Nutritionist, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

Jon Brousseau, Associate Creative Director, Interactive Design, Creative Services

Kerry Drapcho, Interactive Designer, Interactive Design, Creative Services

Brianne Reynolds, Web Developer 1, Interactive Design, Creative Services

Shakeela Najjar, Assistant Account Executive, Creative Services

Colleen Page, Senior Account Executive, Creative Services

BRONZE

Northeastern University

“Northeastern University Office of Alumni Relations Year in Review”

Kristen Romanelli, Associate Director of Digital Media

Anthony Donaldson, Director of Marketing and Communications

Steve Daly, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Curran, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Meghan Brisson

PRINT

SILVER (tie)

Deerfield Academy

“Admission Suite”

Deerfield Academy Admission Office and Deerfield Academy Communications Office

SILVER (tie)

Bates College

“Bates College Admission Counselor Mailing & Digital Strategy, Fall 2016 (work completed summer 2016)”

Tammy Caron, Senior Visual Designer

Jin Kwon, Visual Designer

Grace Kendall, Assistant Director of Design Services

Sean Findlen, Chief Communications Officer

GOLD

Bates College

“Bates College Viewbook 2016”

Tammy Caron, Senior Visual Designer

Jin Kwon, Visual Designer

Grace Kendall, Assistant Director of Design Services

Sean Findlen, Chief Communications Officer

SILVER

The Williston Northampton School

“Take a Closer Look: Williston Northampton School”

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Dennis Crommett, Assistant Director of Communications

Kate Snyder, Communications Writer and Coordinator

BRONZE

Pingree School

“Step Inside: Pingree Viewbook”

Melody Komyerov, Director of Marketing and Communications

Emma Fedor, Assistant Director of Communications

Mary Dyer, Senior Associate Director of Admission

Eric Stacey, Director of Enrollment Management and Admission

GOLD

Boston University

“MBTA Arts Initiative Ads”

Hy Zhitnik, Senior Print Designer

Carla Barratta, Associate Creative Director, Print

SILVER

The Williston Northampton School

“Williston Northampton School advertisements”

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Dennis Crommett, Assistant Director of Communications

Kate Snyder, Communications Writer and Coordinator

BRONZE

Boston University

“School of Public Health MBTA Advertisement”

Hy Zhitnik, Art Director

Ken Lewis, Marketing Writing

Carla Baratta, Associate Creative Director

Christine Lindberg, Account Executive

GOLD

Boston University

“Boston University’s Annual Report 2015”

Caleb Daniloff, Marketing Writer

Lee Caulfield, Principal Designer

Bronwyn Hawkins, Senior Lead Designer

Gail DuBois, University Editor

Nelia Ponte, Director of Content Management

SILVER

The Williston Northampton School

“The Williston Northampton School 2014-15 Annual Report: A Day in the Lives of Students at the Williston Northampton School”

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Traci Wolfe, Director of Constituent Relations and Giving

Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications

BRONZE

Boston University

“SPH This Year”

Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean, School of Public Health

Kara Peterson, Director, School of Public Health

Meaghan Agnew, Associate Director, School of Public Health

Doug Gould, Executive Creative Director, Creative Services

Carla Baratta, Associate Director, Creative Services

Stephanie Testa, Principal Designer, Creative Services

Gail Dubois, University Editor, Creative Services

Pamela Cooley, Editor, Creative Services

Kenneth Lewis, Marketing Writer, Creative Services

Charles Alfier, Production Manager, Creative Services

Sara Dyer, Administrative Operations and Photography Manager, Creative Services

Maureen Moran, Senior Studio Production Artist, Creative Services

Tatiana Anacki, Senior Account Executive, Creative Services

GOLD

Harvard Business School

“HBS Development Communications Publications: HBS Fund Investors Society Impact Report and Global Activities Report”

Jennifer Gillespie, Associate Director, Development Communications

Erin Lawler, Director of Stewardship

Jane Mazzarella, Business Operations Manager

Charlotte Smith, Director, Development Communications

Susan Young, Associate Director, Development Communications

GOLD

The Williston Northampton School

“The Williston Northampton School Bulletin”

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications

Dennis Crommett, Project Manager

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

Traci Wolfe, Director of Annual Giving

SILVER

Deerfield Academy

“Deerfield Magazine”

David A. Thiel, Director of Communications

Jessica A. Day, Managing Editor;

Brent M. Hale, Art Director

BRONZE

Choate Rosemary Hall

“Bulletin: the Magazine of Choate Rosemary Hall”

Alison J. Cady, Director of Strategic Planning & Communications

Lorraine S. Connelly, Editor, Choate Rosemary Hall Bulletin

David C. Nesdale, Graphic Designer

GOLD

The Williston Northampton School

“Take a Closer Look: Williston Northampton School”

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Dennis Crommett, Assistant Director of Communications

Kate Snyder, Communications Writer and Coordinator

SILVER

Pingree School

“Pingree Admission Package”

Melody Komyerov, Director of Marketing and Communications

Emma Fedor, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Eric Stacey, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

Mary Dyer, Senior Associate Director of Admission

GOLD

Tufts University

“Tufts Magazine, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 issues”

John Wolfson, Editor-in-Chief

Margot Grisar, Design Director

Laura McFadden, Designer

SILVER

Bentley University

“Bentley Magazine”

Susan Simpson, Editor

Tiffany Smith, Publisher

Claire Anderson, Creative Director

Carol Dirga, Senior Associate Director, Creative Services

Sara Kaminski, Designer

Kelly Milligan, Designer

Chris Conti, Staff Photographer

Judy Metz Assistant Director, Print & Production

Diane Kehoe Project Manager, Content & Communications

Caroline Cruise Senior Assistant Director, Advancement Communications

Kristin Livingston Senior Assistant Director, Advancement Communications

Michael Lynch Director, Advancement Communications

BRONZE

Providence College

“Providence College Magazine”

Providence College Magazine Division of Marketing and Communications

GOLD

Saint Michael’s College

“Saint Michael’s College Magazine”

Saint Michael’s College Office of Marketing & Communications Harp and Company Graphic Design

SILVER

Tufts University

“Tufts Dental Medicine, Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 issues”

Helene Ragovin, Editor, Tufts Dental Medicine

John Wolfson, Editor-in-Chief, Tufts Magazines

Margot Grisar, Design Director

Betsy Hayes, Designer

BRONZE

University of Maine

“UMaine Today”

Margaret Nagle, managing editor

Val Ireland, designer

Michele Bonin, designer

Carol Nichols, designer

Beth Staples, writer

Elyse Kahl, writer

Amanda Lozier, web/print content coordinator

Ron Lisnet, videographer

Holland Haverkamp, photographer/videographer

Adam Küykendall, photographer/videographer

Michael Kirby, digital communication specialist

Christopher Clark, digital communication specialist

Brandi McCann, digital communication specialist

GOLD

Harvard Business School

“The Harvard Business School Campaign IMPACT Newsletters”

Charlotte Smith, Director of Development Communications

Christopher Brazda, Associate Director of Development Communications

Jennifer Gillespie, Associate Director of Development Communications

Jessica Huddy, Graphic Designer

Susan Young, Associate Director of Development Communications

SILVER

Dartmouth College

“From the Green at Dartmouth: Stories of Student Transformation”

Leslie Roque, Senior Designer

William Jaspersohn, Editorial Director

Lauri Berkenkamp, Associate Director

James Bressor, Senior Writer/Editor

Matt Wiencke, Senior Writer/Editor

GOLD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“From Ideas to Inventions: 102 Paths from MIT to the Future”

Whitney Espich, Executive Director of Communications and Events

Aimée Jack, Director of Marketing and Communications

Tom Gearty, Editor

Jennifer Mele, Editor

Nicole Estvanik Taylor, Editor

Evanthia Malliris, Copy Editor

Barbara Malec, Art and Web Director

Delane Meadows, Designer

SILVER

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“MIT2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge Centennial Map Keepsake”

Emily Muldoon Kathan, Creative Design Director

Robert Dimmick, Assoc. Dir., Class and Affinity Programming, Project Sponsor

Nicole Morell, Social Media Manager

Nancy DuVergne Smith, Editorial Director

(Alan Scott, Sr. Designer—interactive feature)

BRONZE

Northeastern University

“Alumni Words of Wisdom to the Class of 2016”

Sarah Curran, Senior Associate Director of Communications

PROGRAM

GOLD

Bowdoin College

New Engagement of Bowdoin’s LGBTIQA Community

Katherine O’Grady, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

SILVER

Boston University

“Boston University – Alumni Career Weeks 2016”

Jeff Murphy, Associate Director of Career Programs

Susan Richardson, Director of Alumni Relations

GOLD

Harvard Business School

“Take an Alum to Lunch Day”

Katie Grissino, Senior Director, Alumni Relations

Lindsay McConchie, Associate Director, Student and Young Alumni Engagement

Robert Bochnak, Manager, Social Media

Bill Weber, Director, Alumni Communications

SILVER

Northeastern University

“Career by Design”

Rick Davis, Vice President of Alumni Relations

Valerie Paquette, Director of Alumni Engagement

Molly Cole, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Michele Rapp, Associate Director, Alumni Career Strategy

Jovvann-Dominque Cafua, Administrative Assistant

Jack McCorkle, Director of Finance and Partnerships

Lori Jacques, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations

Anthony Donaldson, Director of Communications

Sarah Curran, Senior Associate Director of Marketing/Communications

Steve Daly, Associate Director of Marketing/Communications

Kristen Romanelli, Associate Director of Digital Media

Jordana Torres, Associate Director of Social Media

Bethany Lawlor, Associate Director of Partnerships

Kelsey Duggan, Associate Director of Regional Engagement

BRONZE

Bryant University

“Do One Thing” aka #1thing4bryant

Robin Torbron Warde, Director

Donna Harris, Senior Associate Director

Kathleen Delorey Brown, Associate Director

Tim Dumont, Manager of Online Communications

Tyler Brum, Assistant Director and Social Media Coordinator From University Relations

Elizabeth O’Neil, Associate Vice President

Anthony Gallotello, Graphic Designer

Christina Senecal, Writer/Copy Editor

Paul De Wolf, Web Content Specialist

GOLD

McGill University

“A Brilliant Night: A gala fundraising event for brain cancer research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro).”

Wendy Sculnick, Special Events Manager, The Neuro A Brilliant Night 2015 Honorary and Organizing Committees

SILVER

The Williston Northampton School

“Founders Day Fund Week”

Traci Wolfe, Director of Annual Giving

Ann Hallock, Director of Communications

Dennis Crommett, Assistant Director of Communications

Aruna Goldstein, Design Director

Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

BRONZE

McGill University

“#McGill24 – A Day for Change www.mcgill24.ca”

Leads: Marion Butler, E-Communications Officer

Derek Cassoff, Director, Communications

Paul Chesser, Assistant Vice-Principal, Development

Cate Desrochers, Correspondence Officer

Melissa Forster, Annual Giving Officer

Joe Issid, Associate Director, Digital Strategy

Ali Janjua, Alumni Relations Associate (Former)

Gabrielle Korn, Managing Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Lynn Mark, Volunteer Relations Officer

Megan Martin, Communications Officer

Ayesha Mayan, Director, Annual Giving (Former)

Participants: Lisa Baum, Annual Giving Officer

Tarek ElChaarani, Director, Annual Giving and Business Intelligence

Kimberley Kersys, Associate Director, Creative Services

Trena Larson, Graphic Designer, Communications

Alesia Rudnitskaya, Annual Giving Officer

Kathleen Sheridan, Communications Officer (Former)

Mark Sinclair, E-Communications Officer

GOLD

McGill University

“McGill University’s OMG Contest: a data collection tool that celebrates graduation and engages our newest university alumni”

Hilary Morden, Annual Giving Associate, Students & Young Alumni

Melissa Forster, Annual Giving Officer, Students & Young Alumni

Megan Martin, Communications Officer

Marion Butler, E-Communications Officer

Robert Mark, Web programmer

Nicholas Tonin, Leadership Officer

Olivia Piccirelli, Development Associate

Gabrielle Korn, Managing Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Shana Szikman, Alumni Relations Associate Director, Students & Young Alumni

Kavetia Dass, Alumni Relations Officer, Students & Young Alumni

Chelsea Bell, Alumni Relations Associate, Students & Young Alumni

Jillian Pranger, Regional Programs Officer

Tarek ElChaarani, Director of Annual Giving and Business Intelligence

SILVER

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“The MIT Connection, a new fundraising volunteer model for graduates 11-24 years out”

Danielle Auriemma, Associate Director, Class Giving

Rosheen Kavanagh, Director, Class and Affinity Giving

BRONZE

Applewild School

“10,000 Reasons to Support Applewild School”

Kelly Jennison, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Julie Breau, Development and Alumni Relations Assistant

GOLD

Boston University

“Be Rhett’s Valentine!”

Lindsay Roth, Associate Director of Annual Giving

Phil DiMartino, Associate Director of Annual Giving

Andrew Parlato, Assistant Director of Annual Giving

BRONZE

University of New Hampshire

“You can’t spell C H A l l e n G E without CHANGE: Leveraging employee engagement to promote operational readiness during a major system implementation”

Melissa Price, Technical Writer and Trainer, University Advancement

Kristin Lambert, Associate Director of Information Technology for Advancement

Erich Preisendorfer, Director of Information Technology for Advancement

Misty McCarty, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services

We’d also like to acknowledge the “Trax Project Team, University Advancement” for their dedication, commitment, and trust.

PLATINUM CATEGORIES

Gold

Boston University

“The Good Life of Marcia Deihl: One year after the death of a beloved Cambridge activist, a fellow wayfarer reflects on the dreams of a generation”

Gold

Harvard Business School

“The Adventures of Amy Chu”

Silver

Tufts University

“The Alzheimer’s Hope”

Bronze

Harvard Business School

“The Business of Love”

Gold

University of New Hampshire

“You can’t spell C H A l l e n G E without CHANGE: Leveraging employee engagement to promote operational readiness during a major system implementation”

Gold

Memorial University of Newfoundland

“Marketing and Communications Planning: MoodCheck Challenge”

Gold

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“MIT2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge Centennial Marketing to Alumni”

Silver

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

“Brand Building Campaign for Olin College of Engineering”

Bronze

Keene State College

“The First-Person Project”

Gold

Northfield Mount Hermon School

“The NMH Founders’ Challenge: With hard work, you get dessert!”

Bronze

Harvard Business School

“Making A Difference”

Gold

Boston University

“Jackie Ricciardi – Photography Portfolio”

Silver

University of Maine

“Documenting teaching, research and student life at the University of Maine”

Bronze

Boston University

“Life at BU and Beyond”