Oglethorpe Wins Top Communications & Marketing Awards

In February 2014, Oglethorpe’s University Communications Department was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two top awards for best practices in external relations and graphic design. Oglethorpe competed against colleges of various sizes across the country.

CASE district III awards (2)College Presidents for Gun Safety won the Grand Award (gold) in the category of External Relations Engagement Program. The advocacy initiative was launched by Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December 2012. President Schall drafted an open letter calling for our nation’s government to enact stricter gun laws and to increase consumer safety standards. His letter garnered the support of more than 360 college presidents across the country and the attention of national leaders in Washington.

Carillon Spring 2013 cover high resThe Spring 2013 Carillon magazine won the Award of Excellence (silver) for graphic design. The issue was a collaborative effort of Oglethorpe and EM2, an educational communications company in Atlanta, that has designed the magazine since 2010.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is an international association that serves its member educational institutions and their staffs in development/fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing. Every year, collegiate communication departments submit their latest projects and periodicals to CASE for judging in the annual competition.

CASE district III annual conference awards (3)

University Communications’ Debbie Aiken ’12 pictured with Adam Forrand of EM2.




OU’s Carillon Magazine Takes Home Three Industry Awards

The fall 2010 Carillon featured Oglethorpe's new lacrosse team.

Last week, at the 2011 annual conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in New Orleans, Oglethorpe University’s magazine, the Carillon, was recognized three times for publications excellence. Competing in a pool of almost 1000 applicants, the alumni magazine earned the CASE Special Merit distinction in each category for which it was nominated.

The Carillon placed in the categories: Improvement in Design; Magazine Publishing Improvement; and Alumni Magazines I (the category for institutions with 5000 or fewer students). The past two Carillon issues (spring and fall 2010) were the products of recent editorial and design overhauls by editor Renee Vary and Atlanta education marketing firm EM2

The Carillon was judged against other magazines, many of which have larger staffs dedicated solely to magazine production.  Conversely, OU’s magazine relies on the help and input from various OU staff and volunteer OU alumni writers. 

Carillon editor Renee Vary with Peter Rooney, OU's Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

CASE is an international association that serves its member educational institutions and their staffs in development/fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing.

Look for the next issue of the Carillon in May 2011.