Public Affairs Takes Top Honors for Communications

Wake Forest University’s Office of Public Affairs won 12 awards in the 1996 District III communications competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE),the most by any college or university in the contest comprising nine Southeastern states.

The University Editor’s Office and the Wake Forest News Bureau, both part of the public affairs office, teamed to win the Award of Excellence for media placements, periodicals and publications to promote Wake Forest’s Year of the Arts. Throughout the 1996-97 academic year, Wake Forest is holding a yearlong celebration of the arts featuring special performances, exhibitions, symposia and other events.

The editor’s office and the news bureau also won two awards for Wake Forest’s pages on the World Wide Web. The editor’s office won a Special Merit Award for the overall design of the university’s Web site; the news bureau won the Award of Excellence for its homepage.

Other editor’s office awards include:

  • Grand Award for the “Arts at Wake Forest” brochure.
  • Award of Excellence for overall publications.
  • Grand Award (illustration) and Special Merit Award (design) for a feature story on Wake Forest’s
    residential study program in Venice, Italy, in the December issue of Wake Forest Magazine.
  • Special Merit Award for Wake Forest Magazine.
  • Special Merit Awards for the campus map and the 1997 Wake Forest calendar.
  • Special Merit Award for The Jurist, a Wake Forest School of Law periodical.

Lee Runion, a former public affairs photographer, won a Grand Award for a photography series on the Year of the Arts.

CASE is the nation’s largest non-profit education association, representing institutional advancement professionals at more than 2,900 colleges and universities in North America and Europe. CASE’s District III is comprised of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

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