West Point, NY: The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) earned two 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). WPAOG won a Gold Award for the 2021 West Point Entrepreneur Summit: A Long Gray Line Investment in the Special Events Category (In-person multi-day events) and a Silver Award for the 2021 Ring Melt (Class of 2022) in the Video Category (Promotional – short) that can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/599553806.
CASE’s Circle of Excellence Awards are the premier recognition program for educational advancement. These peer-selected and adjudicated awards honor colleges, universities, and schools worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations with resourcefulness and ingenuity. “Our CASE Circle of Excellence Awards celebrate the creative, resourceful, and innovative ways advancement professionals around the globe champion their institutions’ success,” says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham. “Advancement has never been more important to support and strengthen education. These 2022 Circle of Excellence recipients—from institutions and teams of all sizes and shapes, from regions across the world—showcase how advancement empowers teaching and learning, ignites institutional progress, and helps communities thrive.”
In 2022, CASE received more than 4,500 entries from 636 institutions in nearly 30 countries. Of those, volunteer judges 626 exemplary entries for bronze, silver, gold, or Grand Gold recognition. Winners were selected based on several factors, including overall quality, innovation, use of resources and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities, such as alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff.