Two Publications from UMass Amherst Win Gold Medals from CASE District I

December 17, 1998

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AMHERST, Mass. - Two publications at the University of Massachusetts have won gold medals from District 1 of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international educational association for professionals in alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy. District 1 covers the six New England states and five eastern Canadian provinces.

The Campus Chronicle, a newspaper for faculty and staff, won a gold medal in the category of tabloids/newspapers, and UMass Magazine, a quarterly magazine for alumni and other friends of the University, won a gold medal in the category of college and university magazines.

It was the second medal for the Chronicle in two years. Last year the paper won a bronze medal in the same category.

Patricia VandenBerg, assistant vice chancellor for communications and marketing, said "We are very proud of these awards. They highlight the quality of work being done at UMass."

The Chronicle was judged on appearance, design, writing, style, photographs, and fulfillment of the publication’s goals. UMass Magazine was judged on writing, editorial content, design and layout, photo quality, and covers.