posted November 16, 2010

College Advancement Video Series Honored

A video series produced at Hope College has won multiple honors in the "Pride of CASE V Awards Program" sponsored by the Great Lakes District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The "Hope College:  An Education for Life" series that the college developed for use during the WGVU telecasts of the two January 2010 Hope-Calvin men's basketball games is receiving a silver award and two bronze awards.  The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 14, during the closing luncheon of the 2010 CASE V District Conference in Chicago, Ill.

The series is receiving the Silver Award for "Best Video, Student Recruitment"; the Bronze Award for "Best Video Feature"; and the Bronze Award for "Best Video, Fundraising, Alumni Relations or Commercial Spots."

The series features reflections from students in exploring four themes related to Hope:  academics, student life, Christian faith and community.  It consists of five segments:  the largest, featured during the games, includes all four themes and is four minutes and 38 seconds long; the other four segments, each about 30 seconds long, individually center on one of the four themes.  All five segments can be viewed online through the college's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/HopeCollege.

Created entirely in-house, the series was produced by Jason Cash of the college's advancement staff and Carol Fritz of the college's admissions staff.  Filming and editing was by Phil Blauw, studio manager and manager of video services at Hope.

CASE is one of the largest international associations of educational institutions.  District V is one of eight districts in North America, and includes institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.