Catamount Club publication wins award from higher ed organization

CULLOWHEE – A special edition of the Cats’ Pause newsletter, a publication for members of Western Carolina University’s Catamount Club, has won recognition from a national higher education organization.

The publication, “Cats’ Pause Special Edition: Building Momentum,” received a special merit award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the fund-raising category of an annual competition to recognize excellence in institutional advancement and communications.

Created by the Office of Public Relations staff at Western, the newsletter was devised as a means of sharing with members of Western’s athletics booster organization some of the excitement surrounding recent construction and renovation of athletics facilities and successes of Catamount sports teams.

Cited for their work on the publication were graphic artist Darrell Frizsell, a former staff member who designed the piece; university photographer Mark Haskett, who shot all the photographs used in the publication; and Bill Studenc, director of news services, who wrote and edited the special edition.

The award was presented at the 2004 CASE District III conference held recently in Atlanta.

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