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U of M Captures Nine Awards at CASE Meeting
For release: Feb. 21, 2007
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The University of Memphis won nine awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III meeting in Nashville this month. CASE is the international association of professionals who work to advance educational institutions.

The U of M Alumni Association won the Grand Award for the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This was the University’s first award in this category. Several of the awards were shared by the Marketing and Communications staff with carpenter|sullivan|sossaman, the University's agency of record.

Publications writer Eric Smith won an Award of Excellence in feature writing for “Homecoming,” the riveting story of U of M alumnus Roy Hallums, who was held hostage in Iraq for nearly a year. The story appeared in the summer 2006 issue of the University of Memphis magazine.

Photographer Lindsey Lissau won a Special Merit Award for her photo of Lady Tiger basketball player Paris Leonard.

Angela McCarter, director of marketing and promotions for the Athletics Department, shared an Award of Excellence in the television ad category for three “Get Used to the Tigers at Home” football ads. The commercials were developed by carpenter|sullivan|sossaman and produced in conjunction with Running Pony Productions.

Other honors included an Award of Excellence for the WUMR Radiothon Kickoff Jam poster; an Award of Excellence for an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) information sessions postcard; an award of Excellence in Fund-Raising for the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law capital campaign; a Special Merit Award for Institutional Relations Projects for the University of Memphis Border County Campaign; and an Award of Excellence in Paid Advertisements for a U.S. News & World Report magazine ad.

CASE’s membership includes more than 3,200 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools in 55 countries. It serves more than 38,000 advancement professionals.

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