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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee was honored in February with several awards for its communications efforts in 2006.

The university’s Public Relations, Alumni Affairs and Facilities Services offices and the Institute of Agriculture won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Knoxville Advertising Federation and Keep Tennessee Beautiful, a statewide organization.

“We’re honored that our efforts on behalf of individual departments and colleges, as well as the Knoxville campus and the UT system, have been so well-received,” Vice Chancellor for Communications Tom Milligan said. “Our peers have chosen to recognize the work we do, and we’re pleased.”

CASE gave UT the following awards:

Award of Excellence: Paid Advertisement Series, Branding Ads; Constituency Organization Programs, Torchbearer Reunion 2006, Student Recruitment, The Choice is Yours, 2007; Television, fUTure Commercial Spot; Internal Tabloids and Newsletters, Third Thursday Newsletter, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Special Merit Award: Media Relations Projects, Make Orange Green; Tabloid and Newsletter Publishing Improvement, Torchbearer; Annual Reports, A Year of Firsts: The UT Martin 2004-2005 Chancellor’s Annual Report.

In a separate ceremony, CASE gave UT’s Alumni Affairs Office the following awards for student advancement: Most Outstanding Adviser, Mary Holtman-Reed; Most Outstanding Student Leader, Jon Papiak; and Most Outstanding Internal Program, “Service to a T.”

The Knoxville Advertising Federation honored the PR team with the following awards:

Silver: Advertising for the Arts and Sciences (Collateral), Shipley Poetry Reading Poster; Direct Marketing (Specialty Advertising), UT Admissions Laundry Bag; Collateral Material (Publication Design), University of Tennessee Alumnus Magazine.

Bronze: Advertising for the Arts and Sciences (Collateral), 2006-2007 UT Cultural Attractions Series Brochure; Advertising for the Arts and Sciences (Collateral), MARCO Institute Brochure; Elements of Advertising (Logo), Love United Gospel Choir Logo; and Public Service (Collateral), The Lord God Bird Poster.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTB) recognized the PR office along with UT’s Facilities Services department and the student organization SPEAK (Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville) for the Make Orange Green campaign. KTB awarded the project partners its top award for public education in higher education.

“This success would not have been possible without our clients, the academic departments and units of this university who share our commitment to excellence,” Milligan said. “Our achievements are a direct result of the important work they do every day.”

Contact: Tom Milligan, 865-974-9438