CASE Awards Announced
October 17, 2022
The Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation communications team was recently notified by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) that it had received several awards.
The professional organization revamped its awards program this year, so things were a little different. But the AOG and Foundation team was recognized for excellence in several categories.
The team landed two top worldwide 2022 Circle of Excellence awards, competing against a record 4,500 entries from around the globe.
- The Heritage Minute episode highlighting the beginnings of USAFA at Lowry Air Force Base took home a “silver” award in the long video category. Congratulations to Steve Simon and Ryan Hall for the special Heritage Minute.
- Taking home a “bronze” award for “Alumni-oriented Digital Campaigns” was the 22-Pushup Challenge, highlighting September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Gen. Mike Gould was on video doing 22 pushups and challenging Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark and others to follow suit to raise awareness of the high numbers of daily suicides by military veterans. Well done team on putting the spotlight on this topic.
Last week, the AOG and Foundation learned that it has also received several Best of District VI awards.
- For design, the team took top honors in the Fundraising Campaign Design category, recognizing all the materials related to the Foundation’s Defining Our Future campaign.
- The comms team took home six video “Best of” awards, recognizing videos produced for the All Academy Challenge; Lowry Air Force Base Heritage Minute; Defining Our Future; Lt. Krogman Homecoming; Our Academy Founders Day feature video; a Cadet Chapel Renovation Update video; and Founders Day 2021 opening sequence video.
- Three writing awards were also announced, for Checkpoints stories “Math + Science = Pandemic Plan,” “Freedom Flight” — the Afghanistan evacuation story; and “A Hero's Welcome” — the return of Lt. Krogman to Wyoming after his remains were finally identified.