Baylor Pr Office Wins 2 Case Awards for First Dance

April 1, 1997

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University's Office of Public Relations has won two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its work during Baylor's first dance last April.

Baylor won awards in the Alumni Events category and the Special Events category. All CASE awards will be presented April 14 in Little Rock, Ark. Several thousand entries from member schools are judged each year in the CASE awards contest.

On April 18, 1996, Baylor hosted its first-ever on-campus dance in the school's 151-year history. More than 10,000 people attended the dance, and media throughout the country and several foreign nations covered the event.

The award was the third for Baylor's work during the dance. In February, Baylor won a Silver Award-the highest offered-from the Texas Public Relations Association.

"It shows that our staff did a thorough and professional job handling all aspects of public relations during the dance," said Keith Randall, director of public relations. "We spent months planning for the dance, and all of that planning paid off."

CASE is one of the world's largest educational organizations. It has 2,800 members comprised mainly of colleges, universities and independent educational institutions and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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