UT Dallas Communications Projects Win 14 Awards

Apr. 28, 2010

The University of Texas at Dallas won 14 awards recently for its communications products from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southwest District IV  and The University of Texas System.

CASE District IV Awards


Medical/Scientific Writing
“Ancient Volcanoes Still Taking Lives,” written by Communications Manager Brandon Webb for the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Best Student Program
“Alumni Fund – Student Grant Program,” coordinated by Vice President for Student Affairs Darrelene Rachavong and funded by UT Dallas alumni through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Major Gifts/Campaign
“Scholarship Breakfast,” created by Development Director Kyle Edgington and Development Associate Lauren Clark for the School of Management

Visual Design - Cover Design
2008 Annual Report,” designed by Creative Director LeeDon Moore in the Office of Communications


Visual Design – Admissions, Recruitment, Promotional Literature
“Undergraduate Recruiting Brochure,” created by Communications Associate Emily Bryant and Communications Director David Moore for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Visual Design – Special Pieces
Air America Invitation and Program,” designed by Graphic Designer Laura Ehrich in the Office of Communications for the McDermott Library.


Institutional Relations Projects and Special Events
“Good Neighbors,” by Development Communications Director Sara Mancuso

Institutional Relations Projects and Special Events
“Homecoming 2009,” designed by Graphic Designers Ehrich and Isaac Murray in the Office of Communications for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Print Advertising Projects
“We Build Brains,” designed by LeeDon Moore for the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services

Visual Design – Brochure/Flyers/Booklets (Four or More Colors)
“Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC) Brochure,” designed by LeeDon Moore

Visual Design – Illustration
Fight Crime – Eat at Rockfish,” designed by Graphic Designer Darby O’Brien for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Second Place: Best Cheering and School Spirit at CASE awards assembly

Chancellor’s Excellence Awards

Winner - Outstanding Publications: “Creating the Future” campaign designed by LeeDon Moore and Laura Ehrich in the Office of Communications

Winner (in a tie) - Excellence in Special Events: Panel of Presidents presented by the Office of Communications

CASE awards were announced at the annual district conference, held in Austin in late March. UT Dallas won 11 awards for writing, design, student programming and a development campaign.

The UT Dallas delegation also took home second place for best cheering and school spirit, thanks to the group’s enthusiastic showing at the conference awards assembly.

CASE, an organization for professionals in alumni relations, marketing, communications and development, represents more than 3,300 educational entities in 61 countries worldwide. District IV is made up of about 270 member organizations from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Communications efforts also got the nod of approval from judges at the 2010 University of Texas System Seminar’s annual Chancellor’s Excellence Awards competition.

The University won the Outstanding Publications category for “Creating the Future,” a compilation of the most recent counselor’s guidebook, senior viewbook, annual report and donor report. Judges praised the publications as “visually impressive, with consistent design, high impact imagery and compelling, targeted content.” They also praised the covers of the viewbook and annual report for the “unique printing techniques [used] to make bold statements as soon as they hit their constituents’ hands.”

“Our designers have extraordinary artistic talent and a true passion for what they do,” said Lauraine O’Neil, assistant vice president for marketing. “The passion is what elevates their talent to a different level. 

“One of our designers is a recent graduate of the University’s arts and technology [ATEC] program and two others are currently graduate students in the ATEC Master of Fine Arts program.  They take great pride in representing their University well and it comes across in everything they do.”

The Panel of Presidents entry won, in a tie, the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Excellence in Special Events. The occasion was a signature event of the University’s 40 years celebration, a yearlong series commemorating UT Dallas’ fourth decade as a public university and a member of the UT System. Judges commented positively on the event’s success and the resulting “enthusiasm elicited from the entire UT Dallas community and its guests.”

Established in 2005, the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards recognize exceptional performance or best practices in key areas of external relations functions. Awards were presented at the UT System seminar in late February.

Media Contact: Karah Womack, UT Dallas, (972) 883-5890, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]
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Donor Report cover

The University's most recent Donor Report was one of several publications that won a first-place award. 


Annual Report

UT Dallas' 2008 Annual Report won a first-place award at the CASE conference and was part of a winning entry in the Chancellor's Excellence Awards.


Air  America program

A program designed for McDermott Library's special Air America was lauded for its visual design.


The University's "Panel of the Presidents" featuring (from left) Dr. Franklyn Jenifer, Dr. David E. Daniel and Dr. Robert Rutford  drew recognition as a special event.

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