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Odessa Hines
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 919-546-8268 
E-mail:  ohines@shawu.edu   

Public Relations Wins CASE Award for Alumni Magazine

IA Team at CASE Award

April 15, 2015 – For the second year in a row, Shaw University's Public Relations Department received the "Special Merit" award for the Shaw Gazette, the University's alumni magazine. The Council For Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III presented the award during its annual Magic conference in Orlando, FL.

Shaw's public relations department competed against several universities and colleges in the district to receive the award in the "Print and Digital Publications – Magazine I category. The department is comprised of Odessa Hines, the University’s director of public relations and Reneé Saddler, the University's webmaster and graphic designer. Public Relations is responsible for writing, editing and designing the Shaw Gazette which is published yearly.

CASE District III advances and supports educational and professional institutions in the southeastern United States by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, fund raising, communications, marketing and other advancement professionals who serve them. The District’s annual awards competition includes more than 68 categories including "best practices in fundraising," "writing for the media," and "best recruitment video."