Portales, NM –June 22, 2022– Today the Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced the 2022 Circle of Excellence Award winners.
Eastern New Mexico University won a bronze Circle of Excellence award for ENMU Reads summer reading support program. ENMU won the award in the category of Marketing | Marketing Initiatives (10-25 staff)
ENMU Reads summer reading support program partnered with 59 libraries in New Mexico and West Texas in the summer of 2021 to support the effort to encourage young people to read more books during the summer. The 2021 ENMU Reads summer reading support program provided ENMU branded certificates, bookmarks, coloring sheets, posters and teamed with the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the El Paso Chihuahuas, Domino's Team Bailey, and Whataburger to provide grand prizes to libraries.
"I am immensely proud of the Communication Services staff that brainstormed a fantastic program and partnership with these libraries." said Patrice Caldwell, President of ENMU. "ENMU Reads celebrates young readers and recognizes their achievement with the help of some great sponsors. There is no better preparation for school, college or life than strong reading skills. I thank CASE for this Circle of Excellence recognition."
CASE's Circle of Excellence Awards are the premier recognition program for educational advancement. These peer-selected and adjudicated awards honor colleges, universities, and schools worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations with resourcefulness and ingenuity.
"Our CASE Circle of Excellence Awards celebrate the creative, resourceful, and innovative ways advancement professionals around the globe champion their institutions' success," says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham. "Advancement has never been more important to support and strengthen education. These 2022 Circle of Excellence recipients—from institutions and teams of all sizes and shapes, from regions across the world—showcase how advancement empowers teaching and learning, ignites institutional progress, and helps communities thrive. I hope you take the opportunity to explore these award winners and become inspired."
In 2022, CASE received more than 4,500 entries from 636 institutions in nearly 30 countries. Of those, volunteer judges awarded 626 exemplary entries for bronze, silver, gold, or Grand Gold recognition.
Winners were selected based on several factors, including overall quality, innovation, use of resources and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities, such as alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff.
CASE—the Council for Advancement and Support of Education—is a global, not-for-profit membership association with a vision to advance education to transform lives and society.
We are the home for advancement professionals, inspiring, challenging, and equipping them to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. CASE defines the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement, leading, and championing their dissemination and application with more than 97,000 advancement professionals at 3,100 member institutions in 80 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professionals gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, communications, fundraising, government relations, and marketing. These professionals are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural institutions, or other not-for-profits. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work, and our membership includes many corporate partners in the education sector.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore, and Mexico City to achieve a seamless experience for all our stakeholders, particularly our members, volunteers, and staff.