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Transylvania publications receive two Grand Awards at CASE competition

Publications staff
Transylvania publications staff. From left to right: Barbara Grinnell, William Bowden, Lori-Lyn Hurley, Martha Baker.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Two Transylvania University publications took top honors at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District III awards competition. The awards were presented during the organization’s Step It Up annual conference in Atlanta earlier this month.

Transylvania’s admissions viewbook won the Grand Award in the printed publications, student recruitment category and Transylvania Treasures, a publication that highlights items in the University’s Special Collections and Moosnick Medical and Science Museum, took the top prize for printed institutional publications.

The publications are the work of Martha Baker, publications director; William Bowden, writer/editor; Barbara Grinnell, graphic designer; and Lori-Lyn Hurley, editorial assistant. Transylvania Treasures is designed by Carin Lovell of By Design, Lexington.

The CASE awards recognize superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, and deliver exceptional results.

“Winning two Grand Awards in this competition is a great honor for Transylvania,” said Sarah Emmons, director of public relations. “Transylvania’s four-member publications staff works extremely hard and produces exceptional work. It’s wonderful that their work in the two categories they entered has been recognized as the best in the district.”

CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications and development. The district encompasses the southeastern United States and includes colleges, universities, private schools and parochial schools from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. District III is the second largest district in the CASE family and has more than 4,000 members.  

At the CASE-Kentucky conference in December, the viewbook won a Grand Award, Transylvania magazine received an Award of Excellence, and Transylvania Treasures received an Award of Special Merit.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.