December 17, 2012
LEXINGTON, KY.

The University of Kentucky received a total of 12 awards for outstanding work in institutional advancement, alumni relations and communications in the annual competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Kentucky. Awards were presented at the organization’s conference held in Louisville Dec. 7.   

UK received two Grand Awards -- for the Young Alumni oUKtoberFest in the Specific Projects/Constituency Organization Program category (Alumni Association); and for the President’s Club Packet in the Printed Publications/Direct Mail category (Office of Development).

UK won six Awards of Excellence -- for Career Relaunch: Workshop for Women in the Specific Projects/Special Event category (Alumni Association); for the “See Blue. Make a Difference” Year-End Giving Philanthropy Ad in the Printed Publications/Paid Advertisement category (Office of Development); for the “See Blue. Make a Difference” Series of Philanthropy Ads in the Printed Publications/Paid Advertisement Series category (Office of Development); for the Benefactor Gift and Estate Planning Tabloid in the Printed Publications/Fundraising category (Office of Development); for the 2012 Endowment Report in the Printed Publications/Low Budget Publication category (Office of Development); and for the President’s Club Brochure in the Visual Design/Design for Print category (Office of Development).

UK received four Special Merit Awards -- for the President’s Club Brochure in the Printed Publications/Fundraising category (Office of Development); for the“Wild About You” Valentine Postcard in the Printed Publications/Low Budget Publication category (Office of Development); for the “Seeing Blue and Making a Difference” Series of Alumni Donor Feature Articles in the News and Feature Writing/Excellence in Feature Writing category (Office of Development); and for the 2013 Traveling Wildcats Excursions in the Visual Design/Design for Print category (Alumni Association).  

Marci Hicks, director of development for the UK College of Agriculture, also was honored at the CASE conference.  She received the Beth K. Fields Award, which was established by the CASE Kentucky Board of Directors in 1994 in memory of Beth Fields, who served as director of unit associations for the University of Louisville Alumni Association.

She was an active CASE Kentucky Board member and admired advancement professional. The award is designed to recognize someone who continually goes over and above the call of duty in the advancement profession, and recipients must have served the advancement field for at least 10 years.

CASE Kentucky is a statewide organization that serves advancement professionals in alumni relations, advancement services, development and communications at more than 70 colleges, universities, private secondary and elementary schools and other educational organizations. CASE Kentucky is also part of CASE District III (which includes educational institutions in the southeastern portion of the United States) and the national CASE organization.

“We are pleased for the recognition these awards bring to the University of Kentucky,” observes Mike Richey, UK vice president for development and chief development officer. “It’s always gratifying when our work to advance the University is judged to be outstanding by our professional peers.”

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