In a year that demanded innovative and responsive communication from higher education leaders, Louisiana Tech University earned four CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Accolades awards for District IV.
Each year, the CASE Accolades competition recognizes the best advancement-focused work in over 50 categories from social media to print publications. Louisiana Tech competed against universities and colleges within District IV, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
“The COVID-19 pandemic required our team to pivot during the production of our annual alumni magazine,” said Brooks Hull, Vice President of University Advancement. “This challenge offered our University a great opportunity, allowing us to produce more than one magazine in a year and bringing more stories of the Tech Family to our alumni and friends.”
The awards Louisiana Tech received include:
- Silver in Digital Magazines – 1894: The Alumni Magazine (2020 Summer edition)
- Gold in Research, Medicine and Science News – Tech supports AFGSC to stay ahead of COVID-19, written by Teddy Allen
- Gold in Writing-Series or Collection – Tech Top 5
- Grand Gold (the highest honor possible) in Writing-Series or Collection – Online in the time of Spring Quarter, COVID style
“The magazine and series wins came from collaborative efforts from communicators from across campus,” said Tonya Oaks Smith, Executive Director of University Communications and Marketing. “I’m proud of the excellence our team has shown throughout this challenging year and of their ability to continue to share our powerful stories in a way that everyone can relate to.”