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Awards are presented to Advancement team

Dordt College received a silver award and a pair of bronze awards at this year’s CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District IV awards program, held at the annual regional convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in January.

The Circle of Excellence Award category in which Dordt College claimed three awards was “Excellence in Graphic Design on a series or multiple piece, page, and color project.” The graphic designer for the trio of award-winning projects was Jamin Ver Velde, a Dordt alumnus (’99) who has been the graphic arts designer at the college since 2004.

“Living Vicariously” was the theme of the silver award Parents’ Weekend brochure, featuring photos of parents revisiting their college years by joining students in the cheering section, a choir, and sneaking out to do some cow-tipping. Working together with Ver Velde on the Parents’ Weekend promotional brochure were Dianne De Wit, special events coordinator, and Norlan De Groot, public relations director.

“Treasured Memories” was the theme of a bronze award Alumni Weekend brochure, which conjured up the look of an old photo album with snapshots of alumni and handwritten captions throughout. Working together with Ver Velde on this brochure were De Groot and Judy Hagey, former director of alumni and church relations.

Discovery Days, a summer camp for junior high students, was the final award winning piece, featuring vivid colors and stylized photos of activities being offered for the week-long event. Assisting Ver Velde in the production of this brochure were De Groot and the Discovery Day coordinators, Dianne De Wit and Sally Jongsma.

CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, and development. Membership includes more than 3200 educational institutions in fifty-five countries around the world. Annually, more than 600 institutions participate in the Circle of Excellence Awards Program.