Rice’s Multicultural Centennial Weekend Celebration won a Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the alumni programs category. More than 700 ethnic alumni returned to Rice Sept. 14-15 for a weekend of multicultural events in honor of the university’s Centennial Celebration. Multicultural Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs planned the weekend celebration.
The Gold Award is one of two CASE Circle of Excellence awards that Multicultural Community Relations received for its Centennial Celebration contributions. A Silver Award in the general information video category was given for “Young, Gifted and Black: Reflections from Black Alumni at Rice,” an 80-minute film exploring the lives of 15 distinguished black alumni before they came to Rice, during their stay at Rice and their careers after Rice. It was produced for the Multicultural Centennial Weekend Celebration.
The Circle of Excellence Awards are CASE’s premier international awards program exclusively recognizing the work of CASE members. The awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.