Higher education association recognizes Auburn University with 28 awards

Published: February 22, 2018
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Auburn University was recognized with 28 awards – the most of any university – at this year's Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III Conference Feb. 13 in Atlanta. The recognition included five Grand Awards given to the university's Office of Development, Office of Alumni Affairs and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

The Office of Development earned two Grand Awards – one for its “Because This is Auburn" campaign quarterly tabloid and one for the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project brochure.

"These awards represent an acknowledgement by our peers of the exceptional quality of work produced by the Development Communications and Marketing team in support of Auburn University's fundraising efforts," said Jane DiFolco Parker. “They are a testament to the team's highly creative and very strategic approach, and I am extremely proud of their work and the well-deserved recognition these awards signify."

Alumni Affairs' 125 Years of Auburn Women campaign earned a Grand Award in the alumni relations engagement project category. Alumni Affairs also received a Grand Award for the spring 2017 Auburn Magazine cover. 

“It is an honor to be recognized on a national scale by CASE through these awards and by peers in this industry," said Jessica King, director of communications and marketing for the Office of Alumni Affairs. “Programs such as the 125th Anniversary of Auburn Women are a reflection of the collaboration and partnership that exists at Auburn. The Auburn Alumni Association is proud to be a part of the movement towards greater engagement and connection of our alumni back to this incredible institution."

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering also earned a grand award for its fall 2016 engineering magazine.

“These awards are a testament to the dedication and passion our staff has for promoting, marketing and telling the amazing stories within Auburn Engineering," said Jim Killian, director of engineering communications and marketing. “It is our pleasure and honor to spread the message of our elite students, innovative research, distinguished alumni and the best student-centered engineering experience in America."

Auburn's complete list of awards includes:

  • Grand Award—Tabloid: Because This is Auburn Campaign Quarterly

  • Grand Award—Low Budget Publication: Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project Brochure

  • Grand Award—Alumni Relations Engagement Project, Event or Program: 125 Years of Auburn Women

  • Grand Award— Cover: Auburn Magazine Spring 2017 Cover (Entrepreneur Issue)

  • Grand Award—Publications Writing: Auburn Engineering Magazine Fall '16 Publications Writing

  • Award of Excellence—Magazine/Tabloid Improvement II: Auburn Engineering Magazine Improvement II

  • Award of Excellence—Specialty Piece: Auburn University 1856 Society Invitation and Program Suite

  • Award of Excellence—Annual Report: Auburn University Foundation FY16 Annual Report

  • Award of Excellence—Special Event: Auburn University Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Award of Excellence—Fundraising Video: Happy Thanksgiving from Auburn University

  • Award of Excellence—Individual Radio Advertisement: Auburn University's Tiger Giving Day Radio Ad

  • Award of Excellence—Multipage Publication or Folder (Design) — Fearless and True: A Facilities Campaign for Auburn Athletics

  • Award of Excellence—Writing for Fundraising: Auburn University End-of-Year President's Letter

  • Special Merit—Annual Fund Publication: Auburn University Annual Fund Constituency Direct Mailers

  • Special Merit—Fundraising Website or Microsite: Auburn University's Tiger Giving Day

  • Special Merit—Multipage Publication or Folder: Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project Brochure

  • Special Merit—Total Advertising Campaign: Auburn University Tiger Giving Day Advertising Campaign

  • Special Merit—Alumni Website or Microsite: Auburn Alumni Association Website

  • Special Merit—Best Articles of the Year: The History of Auburn Women

  • Special Merit—Cover: Auburn Magazine Fall 2017 Cover (125th issue)

  • Special Merit—Specialty Piece: Auburn Alumni Association Holiday Card (2016 Wooden Holiday Card)

  • Special Merit—Recruitment Website or Microsite: Auburn Engineering Recruitment Website

  • Special Merit—Digital Communications: Auburn Engineering American Society for Engineering Education First Bell Campaign

  • Special Merit—Writing for Fundraising: Auburn Engineering Writing for Fundraising

  • Special Merit—Excellence in Photography: Auburn Engineering Excellence in Photography

  • Special Merit—Individual Print Advertisement: Auburn Engineering Individual Print Advertisement

  • Special Merit—Fundraising Video: A Home for Auburn's Dinosaur Egg

  • Special Merit—Poster: Unfolding Narratives: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 29,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn's mission to educate, discover and collaborate drives its expanding impact on the world.