Public Information’s John Kenyon wins CASE award for recruitment video

CULLOWHEE – A video produced by Western Carolina University’s Office of Public Information and used by the Office of Admissions as part of efforts to recruit new students has won recognition from a national higher education organization.

John M. Kenyon, information and communication specialist for Western’s Office of Public Information, received an award of excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for his work as videographer and editor for the “Power Your Mind” video.

The video features images of campus life set to the tune of an uptempo version of the classic pop song “I Can See Clearly Now.” It is shown during “Western On Tour,” an annual multi-city traveling show designed to give prospective students and their families a first-hand look at Western’s campus and the university environment.

The award will be presented as part of the CASE District III conference in Atlanta Feb. 23-26.

A 1986 graduate of South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, Kenyon is the son of Larry Kenyon of Charlotte. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from East Carolina University in 1992.

The recent honor marks Kenyon’s second consecutive award of excellence in the annual CASE District III competition. He also received an award last year for his work on a video compact disc promoting Western’s Outreach Center as an ideal location for conferences and meetings in the Western North Carolina region.

CASE is the leading education association for professionals in the field of institutional advancement.