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UTSA recognized for outstanding external relations efforts

UTSA recognized for outstanding external relations efforts

University's top-tier work in communications, marketing and fundraising receives awards from professional colleagues.

(March 16, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) was honored for its external relations outreach at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV conference this month in Ft. Worth. UTSA took home seven awards, including four gold.

A panel of experts selected the winning entries in communications, marketing, fundraising and alumni programs. They represent the best work of more than 750 submitted entries.

UTSA received gold awards for its story on how a UTSA professor developed a new method to kill cancer cells, the spring 2016 issue of Sombrilla magazine, the Be Counted! Campaign which provided the community with an opportunity to support UTSA's academic, research and outreach programs, and the student-led Roadrunner Memorial Garden annual giving campaign.

"These CASE awards reflect the outstanding work our team produces every day," said Marjie French, UTSA vice president for external relations. "Their efforts showcase the great achievements at UTSA and demonstrate the university's advancement to Tier One status. It is great to see exceptional talents recognized."

CASE is an international association of educational institutions and advancement professionals in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE is a leader in providing resource development, training programs and marketing services in alumni relations, communications and philanthropy.

Serving nearly 81,000 advancement professionals, CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession and foster public support of education. CASE District IV represents 2,904 members from 261 institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

2017 UTSA CASE District IV winners:


Magazine: Sombrilla Spring 2016
Writing - Medical/Scientific News: Wiping out cancerous tumors
Contemporary Campaign: Be Counted!
Project or Special Event: Roadrunner Memorial Garden


Contemporary Campaign: Roadrunner Memorial Garden


Website Re-design: Great Conversation! 2017
Annual Giving Program: Be Counted!

- Courtney Clevenger


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