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   Date: 6/30/10 Bookmark and Share

Smith Newsletter Receives Top CASE Award

NewsSmith, Smith’s quarterly newsletter, recently captured the top prize in the 2010 Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE): a gold medal for “best print external audience newsletter.”

Based in Washington, D.C., CASE is an international association of professionals, administrators, and editors working in academic fundraising, communications and alumni relations. The annual publication awards recognize outstanding achievement in higher education, independent schools, and nonprofit organization communications across the Northeast and in parts of eastern Canada. Judges assess over all design, content and writing, use of photography, graphics, and technology.

NewsSmith, which is distributed to some 55,000 readers, including alumnae, was chosen from 22 entries judged in the competition for best newsletter. It is the second CASE award NewsSmith has won under the editorship of Jan McCoy Ebbets, assistant director of communications in the Office of College Relations.

While the summer 2010 issue is the final print edition of NewsSmith, the award-winning quality of the newsletter will endure. The kinds of stories typical of the print version—about teaching and learning, academics at Smith, and students' and faculty members’ intellectual journeys—will soon be presented in a new section of the college's Web site, offering a vivid and dynamic portrait of Smith’s distinctive educational experience. The new site, featuring frequently changing content and multimedia, will launch soon.


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