Dean’s Report Wins International Recognition

The Samueli School has a reputation for fostering excellence in research, teaching and service. Now, the annual Dean’s Report, which details the school’s many accomplishments, has been recognized for distinction, too. The 2013-2014 Samueli School Dean’s Report, produced by the school’s Communications Office, recently won a bronze award in the CASE 2015 Circle of Excellence competition.

CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, is an international association of educational institutions. Its Circle of Excellence awards, judged by professionals within education as well as outside the field, recognize outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing.

This year’s competition received 3,227 entries in nearly 100 categories, with fewer than 10 percent receiving awards.

The Dean’s Report was recognized in the category of President’s Reports and Annual Reports, alongside University of Buffalo, Boston University, University of Kansas and University of Wisconsin Madison. There were 41 entries in this category, and winners were selected based on overall quality, innovation, use of resources and impact on the communities to which the publication is directed.

According to the awards website, the judges “strongly felt that award-winning reports told a unique story targeted to a specific segmented audience that matched the mission of the school.” They were “especially impressed with school’s first printed publication in a decade,” lauding the magazine’s mix of pictures, stories and graphic elements.

This is not the publication’s first recognition; it also won a CASE District 7 Gold award last spring in the annual magazines category. “We’re very proud that our publication, which represents the best of the Samueli School, is gaining this kind of international recognition,” said school communications director Shelly Nazarenus.

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