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Development communications projects earn CASE awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has recognized Princeton's Office of Development Communications for a range of materials designed to celebrate Princeton and inform alumni about important University initiatives.

CASE's 2004 Circle of Excellence Awards honored a program of flash e-mails created for annual giving; a quarterly newsletter, "Princeton: With One Accord"; and a commemorative program and other pieces developed for last May's dedication of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and Icahn Laboratory.

CASE's Grand Gold Medal for Development Programs -- the first ever given in this category -- was awarded to "Going Back" and "The Spirit of Princeton" , e-mails that use flash technology and incorporate both images and music. Designed to support the University's annual giving effort, the pieces were devised by J.T. Miller, director of special projects and Princetoniana, and Mia Miller, associate director for annual giving communications. The flash e-mails also won gold and silver medals in other categories.

"With One Accord," which is sent to Princeton's undergraduate and graduate alumni as well as parents and friends of the University, received a silver medal, the highest award in its category. The newsletter, with a circulation of about 80,000, is designed to keep the wider Princeton community informed about the life of the campus. It is overseen by managing editor Patricia Coen and editor Pamela Mendels.

The Lewis-Sigler Institute and Icahn Laboratory dedication material, which won a bronze medal, featured photographs by Roman Viñoly -- son of noted architect Rafael Viñoly, who designed the laboratory building. The pieces were created by ChingFoster, the graphics firm that also designs "With One Accord," under the direction of Lisa Burke, associate director of development communications.

"In all of our publications and other projects, we try to capture something special about the Princeton experience," said Judith Friedman, director of the Office of Development Communications. "Our work is truly collaborative, and we are proud to have our team acknowledged by CASE."

Based in Washington, D.C., CASE is the not-for-profit group representing professionals who work in alumni relations, communications and development at more than 3,000 colleges, universities and independent schools in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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