UC Irvine is a proud member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, which supports alumni relations, communications, development and marketing professionals at educational institutions worldwide. The association provides networking, recognition and continuing education for more than 64,000 professionals at more than 3,400 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools in more than 70 countries.

CASE District VII represents professionals and institutions in the western region of the United States (Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Utah).  Through its Awards of Excellence program, the district showcases best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public relations, advancement services, special events and communications. Experts from all disciplines throughout the district judge the entries in more than 70 categories and select the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for each category.

UCI’s winners of 2015 CASE District VII Awards:


Digital Communications – Innovative Use of Technology
“Chancellor Recruitment App”

Magazines – Annual Magazines
“2013-14 Dean’s Report”

Marketing – Advertising Campaigns
“Making a Difference Advertising Campaign”

Strategic Communications – Public Relations, Media Relations and Community Relations Projects
“UCI Postcard Advocacy: Inviting the President of the United States to Commencement”


Alumni Relations Programs – Best Practices in Alumni Relations
“Leveraging ‘Golden’ Opportunity for Alumni Engagement: 50th Anniversary Commencement”

Digital Communications – Social Media
“From #POTUS2UCI to #UCIgrad”

The awards will be presented during the CASE District VII Biennial Conference to be held March 5-7, 2015, in Newport Beach.