Champlain's Admitted Student Package Earns CASE 2018 Circle of Excellence Award

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Champlain College a bronze award winner of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards program. The College was recognized for its "This is Your Future" Champlain College Class of 2022 admissions package.

A panel of experts selected the institution's entry in the student recruitment publications category from among 24 entries.

"As we looked to welcome the Class of 2022 into the Champlain community, we wanted to create an admissions package that was distinctive and memorable, and which included ways for students to celebrate and share their accomplishment," explained Meghan Haley, Assistant Vice President of Marketing. "We created a theme, ‘This is Your...,' which was woven throughout the piece to invite students to imagine their time, their education, their community, their future at Champlain."

Judges described the entry as a "fun, delightful collection that captured the energy and verve of Burlington. Unique in its illustration, its simplicity allowed it to stand out. The posters become artwork and we applaud the involvement of students in the (design) process."

Champlain College Marketing Department staff who worked on the project include: Stephanie Kloss, Director of Creative Services; Jonathan Mikulak, Senior Designer; Leandre Waldo, Director of Client Services; Marcelle Langan, Director of Digital Strategy, and Tara Mirakian, Production Manager.
Several Champlain students also contributed to the work: Andrea Cincotta, ‘18, Graphic Design & Digital Media; Angela DiLoreto, ‘18, Graphic Design & Digital Media; and Stirling Adams, ‘19, Graphic Design & Digital Media. Ryan Bent, a 2008 Champlain graduate, photographed all of the spreads in the package.

In 2018, more than 675 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 3,200 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories. Judges gave nearly 350 awards: 104 bronze; 118 silver, 100 gold and 13 grand gold.

Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, said 2018 was another exceptional year for the awards program and commended this year's recipients for their bold, innovative work that epitomizes the profession's best practices.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,700 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit