Thursday October 22, 2009


The University of Dayton is taking home four prestigious awards for its communications and marketing work. The University of Dayton Magazine is named best in its category in six-state region.

The University of Dayton won four awards — three gold and one bronze — in the 2009 Pride of CASE V program, which recognizes outstanding work in public relations, alumni relations and development in a six-state region.
The University of Dayton Magazine won a gold award for best alumni magazine for universities of the University of Dayton's size.  In addition, Matthew Dewald, managing editor, won a gold award for excellence in feature writing for the magazine feature, "Our Village is Dying." In summer 2008, he journeyed to Barombi, Cameroon, to tell the story of six civil engineering students who used their technical know-how and community-building skills to bring safe drinking water to the West African village.
The University of Dayton Magazine is mailed to 100,000 alumni, faculty, staff, benefactors and other friends. It can be found online at It's edited by Thomas M. Columbus and designed by Frank Pauer.  Larry Burgess is the photographer. Every member of the University communications staff contributes to the magazine.  Introduced in February, the University of Dayton Magazine was designed in collaboration with 160over90.  Ohio State Alumni Magazine won the gold award in the larger university category.
Under the leadership of Michelle Tedford, director of communications, the staff won a gold award for best Web site for the interactive version of the 2008 President's Report.  It can be found online at The piece was written by Tedford, Columbus, Dewald, Teri Rizvi and Maureen Schlangen and designed by Pauer. Sabatino/Day created the online Flash version.
The media relations staff — Cilla Shindell, Shawn Robinson and Cameron Fullam — won a bronze award in the best practices in communications and marketing category for "Battleground Ohio: A Media Relations Program."  From USA Today to the BBC, faculty were tapped by national and international print, broadcast and online media outlets during the 2008 election season.   

District V of CASE — Council for the Advancement and Support of Education — includes universities and colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.