CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a membership association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

The K-State Alumni Association falls into District VI. CASE District VI represents professionals and institutions in the Midwest region of the United States (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming). 

Here is a list of awards the K-State Alumni Association has received to date. 

2018-19
Gold - Design - Summer 2018 K-Stater magazine
Gold - Digital Communications - Career Services Facebook live videos
Gold - Digital Communications - K-State tumbler giveaway
Gold - Magazines - K-Stater magazine, Summer 2018 Research Issue
Gold - Magazines - K-Stater magazine, Winter 2017 Redesign 
Gold - Publications - @K-State e-newsletter - June 2018
Gold - Publications - @K-State e-newsletter - August 2018
Gold - Writing - K-Stater magazine: We want you! - Fall 2017, Alumni Excellence - Winter 2017, Miracle in Manhattan - Winter 2017, From the Ashes - Spring 2018, Preparing Security - Spring 2018 
Gold - Platinum Categories - “A Spot I Love Full Well” - K-State Alumni Center Stained Glass Mural unveiling
Silver - Alumni Relations Programs - K-State Alumni Excellence Award and Wall of Distinction
Silver - Digital Communications - E-Newsletter Willie the Wildcat cartoon ad
Bronze - Design - Coming Full Circle layout
Bronze - Design - From the Ashes layout - Spring 2018 K-Stater magazine
Bronze - Special Events - K-State Fight Song 90th Anniversary

2017-18
Gold - Design - Winter 2016 K-Stater magazine
Gold - Special Events - World War I Memorial Stadium Dedication
Gold - Alumni Relations Programs - Student Alumni Board diversity recruitment
Gold - K-State Wabash CannonBalls: Kansas City, Houston, North Texas, Colorado
Silver - Design - 2017 Membership Calendar
Silver - Publications - @K-State e-newsletter May 2017
Silver - Digital Communications - @K-State e-newsletter new design
Silver - Special Events - Total Solar Eclipse
Bronze - Digital Communications - Alumni Club section (of website)
Bronze - Digital Communications - Born To Be A Wildcat coloring pages
Bronze - Writing - K-Stater magazine: Open for Business - Winter 2016, An Honor to Serve - Spring 2017, Inspiring Education - Spring 2017, From the Experts - Spring 2017, Eye in the Sky - Summer 2017
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ASAP Award - District 6 Outstanding Organization & District 6 Outstanding Advisor - Marcus Kidd


2016-17
Gold - Design - Wildcats Forever poster
Gold - Digital Communications - Holiday Gift email
Gold - Alumni Relations - 100th Anniversary Homecoming promotions: T-shirt, banner, video, paver, etc.
Gold - Publications - @K-State e-newsletter May 2016
Gold - Special Event - Alumni Fellows
Gold - Writing - BRI, Olathe Urban Food, Cancer Research, Vet Med Dean, K-State 2025
Silver - Design - 2016 Membership Calendar
Silver - Digital Communications - DormWars
Silver - Publications - @K-State e-newsletter August 2015
Silver - Special Event - 100th Homecoming
Silver - Platinum Categories - License Plate Program
Bronze - Video - Wabash CannonBall KC 10th Year Scholarship
ASAP Award - District 6 Outstanding Advisor - Jessica Elmore

2015-16
Gold - Alumni Relations Program - Distinguished Young Alumni
Gold - Alumni Relations Program - International Graduation Celebration
Gold - Advancement Services - K-State License Plate Program
Silver - Design - 2014 K-Stater magazine cover
Bronze - Alumni Relations Program - International Family Fun Day

2014-15
Gold - Design - 2014 Calendar
Gold - Platinum - Communications survey
Gold - Strategic Communications - Higher Ed Grassroots advocacy
Gold - Alumni Relations Program - Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Silver - Digital Communications - Holiday Animation e-card
Silver - Design - Wabash CannonBall KC Brochure
Silver - Alumni Relations Program - Junior Wildcats Club
Silver - Fundraising Programs - Tradition Founders
Silver - Platinum - Around K-State/Army ROTC cadets - Fall 2013, Center of Attention - Fall 2013, Family-Wildcat Request Live - Winter 2013, Intercollegiate Rowing Center - Spring 2014, Around K-State/soccer player - Summer 2014, Culinary 'Cats - Summer 2014
Silver - Special Events - Distinguished Young Alumni
Silver - Special Events - Wabash CannonBall Colorado
Bronze - Writing - Center of Attention - Fall 2013, Arctic Adventure - Winter 2013, Lost and Found - Spring 2014, Overcoming Hurdles - Spring 2014, Culinary 'Cats - Summer 2014
Bronze - Alumni Relations Program - For Sophomores Only
Bronze - Alumni Relations Program - Alumni Fellows

2013-14
Gold - Special Events - Alumni Center 10th Anniversary - includes video and traditions brochures
Gold - Alumni Relations Program - Multicultural Alumni Council
Gold - Individual Institutional Relations and Alumni Relations Publications - Traditions Brochure
Silver - College and University General Interest Magazines - Winter 2012 and Summer 2013 issues
Silver - Alumni Relations Program - Distinguished Young Alumni
Silver - Special Events - Wabash CannonBall Gala
Silver - Alumni Relations Program - Fellows Program
Bronze - Excellence of Design - Winter 2012 issue
ASAP Award - District 6 Outstanding External Program - DYA

2012-13
Gold - Fundraising Programs - Tradition Founders
Gold - Alumni Relations Programs - "State" T-shirt and membership campaign
Gold - Fundraising Programs - Fund a Wildcat
Gold - External Audience Tabloids and Newsletters - @K-State e-newsletter
Gold - Excellence In Design - 2012 Calendar
Silver - Alumni Relations Programs - Multicultural Alumni Council
Silver - Special Events - Wabash CannonBall
Silver - Video Fundraising Features - Wabash CannonBall Prezi/Video
Silver - Individual In House Publications - Spring and Summer K-Stater magazine issues
Bronze - Alumni Relations Programs - Black Alumni Greek Reunion
Winner - Call For Service Award - Chief Executive Leader Award: Nominated Kirk Schulz
Sweepstakes Award* - Kansas State University

2011-12
Gold - Alumni Event - K-State Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall
Gold - Special Event Organized Around Special Occasions - K-State Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall
Gold - Membership Appeal - Life membership fire sale appeals
Gold - News/Editorial or Feature Photography - K-Stater magazine: Cambodian Monk
Silver - Electronic Newsletter for Alumni - @K-State e-newsletter
Silver - Fundraising Direct Mail - Tradition Founders
Silver - Alumni Website - www.k-state.com
Silver - Series of Photographs - K-Stater magazine: Frozen in Time
Bronze - Fundraising Videos/DVDs - License Plate Video
Bronze - Program Mailing for Annual Fund Support - Tradition Founders
ASAP Award - Outstanding Internal Program - New Member Training

2010-11
Gold - K-Stater  magazine - Flight of the Drones
Gold - We're Puzzled Membership Appeal
Gold - K-State Alumni Association Event DVD
Gold - K-State Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall
Silver - www.k-state.com
Silver - K-State Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall
Silver - Tradition Founders
Silver - Tradition Founders
Bronze - K-Stater magazine - The Eyes are the Window to the Soul
Bronze - K-Stater magazine - Slammed
Bronze - @K-State e-newsletter

2009-10
Silver - Program mailing for annual Support - Tradition Founders
Silver - Fundraising Direct Mail - Tradition Founders
Silver - Special Events Organized Around Special Occasions - Wabash CannonBall
Bronze - Fundraising Videos, DVDs - K-State Marching Band Video Project
Sweepstakes Award* - 7,500 students or more - Kansas State University

2008-09
Grand Gold - Excellence in Photography - K-Stater magazine: Time Saver
Gold - Excellence in Fundraising Materials - Annual Fund Appeal to Life Members
Gold - Excellence in Alumni Special Events - Wabash CannonBall
Silver - Excellence in Graphic Design - Big 12 Recent Grad E-solicitation
Silver - Excellence in Educational Fundraising - Tradition Founders Fund
Bronze - Excellence in Alumni Websites - www.k-state.com
Bronze - Excellence in Graphic Design - Big 12 Recent Grad E-solicitation
Bronze - Excellence in Fundraising Materials - Upgrade to Life Membership Campaign

2007-08
Gold - Alumni Programming - Junior Wildcats Club
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Prayer Circle
Grand Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Eye of the Storm
Gold - Graphic Design - Membership Appreciation Flash
Grand Gold - Graphic Design - Traveling Wildcats

2006-07
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: High Jumper Kyle Lancaster
Gold - Graphic Design - K-State Alumni Association Membership Materials

2005-06
Sweepstakes Runner-Up* - Educational Advancement: 7,500 students or more - Kansas State University
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Volleyball: Simply Awesome

2004-05
Sweepstakes Winner* - Educational Advancement: More than 15,000 students - Kansas State University
Gold - Alumni Programming - Student Alumni Board
Gold - Fundraising Material - Tradition Founders Fund
Gold - Alumni Programming - Alumni Fellows
ASAP Award - District 6 Outstanding Newsletter - SAB Today & Spring Training

2003-04
Gold - Alumni Programming - For Sophomores Only

2002-03
Sweepstakes Runner-Up* - Educational Advancement: Over 5,000 students - Kansas State University
Gold - Alumni Website - www.k-state.com
Gold - Alumni Programming - Alumni Fellows Program

2001-02
Gold - Alumni Website - www.k-state.com
Gold - Alumni Programming - Senior Send-off
Gold - Alumni Special Events - Purple Power Play on Poyntz
Gold - Writing - K-Stater magazine: SoHo Artist
Gold - Fundraising Materials - Case Statement, K-State Alumni Center Campaign
Gold - Alumni Programming - Junior Wildcats Club
Sweepstakes Finalist* - Alumni Relations, Communications and Philanthropy - Kansas State University
ASAP Award - Outstanding Program - FSO

2000-01
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Konza Prairie
Gold - Alumni Programming - Alumni Fellows Program
Gold - World Wide Web - www.k-state.com

1999-00
Gold - Membership Appeal - Non-member edition of the K-Stater magazine
Gold - Cover Design: 4 Colors or More - K-Stater magazine
Gold - Publications Improvement Program - K-Stater magazine
Gold - Membership Appeal - Powercat Popsicle

1998-99
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Harrison's Gold Leap
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Shoulda' Been a Cowboy

1995-96
Gold - Photography - K-Stater magazine: Aloha Bowl Score
Gold - Community or Alumni Relations Event, Program or Recruitment - Junior Wildcats Club

1993-94
Best Solution to a Communications Challenge - K-State Alumni/Catbacker Club Preprints
Best Solution to a Communications Challenge - 1992 Parents' Weekend Mailer

1989-90
Educational Fund-Raising Direct Mail for Financial Support - Tradition Founders Fund
Community and Alumni Relations Membership Recruitment Campaign - Overall Membership Campaign
Direct Mail Appeals - Non-Member Bankcard
Educational Fund-Raising - Tradition Founders Fund

1988-89
Visual Design - K-Stater magazine

* = won in conjunction with Kansas State University and KSU Foundation