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Release: June 9, 1999

UI annual report, alumni web page receive awards

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Alumni Association's web page recently won a gold award, and the UI annual report, "Surpassing Expectations," earned a silver award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The CASE recognition program honors outstanding work of the colleges, universities, and independent schools that are CASE members. CASE receives more than 3,800 entries for its nationwide annual publications awards program.

Rachel Stewart, UI Alumni Association web editor, and Carol Harker, UI Alumni Association communications director, won a gold medal for the Association's web site in the 1999 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program for Alumni Relations and Communications. The UI Alumni Association received the only gold out of 97 entries from across the nation and Canada. Six silver and three bronze medals were also awarded. The award-winning web site can be seen at: www.biz.uiowa.edu/iowalum

The UI annual report, "Surpassing Expectations," won a silver medal, competing against 266 entries in the category, with seven gold, 12 silver and nine bronze medals awarded. The publication team for the annual report included: Mary Lynn Grant of the president’s office, editor; Osha Gray Davidson, free-lance writer; Patti O’Neill of the printing department, designer; and Tom Jorgenson and Rex Bavousett of publications, photographers. A web version of the report, designed by John Brogan, may be seen at: www.uiowa.edu/president/reports.