Multicultural Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs won two gold awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Region IV 2019 Accolades competition.
The “Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy” exhibition won in the institutional opportunity and inclusion program category. The award was the result of the collaborative effort between the Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) and Multicultural Community Relations (MCR).
“The exhibit captured the stories of black staff and students at the university across the decades,” said Monique Shankle, chairperson of ARUBA. “We wanted to open up black life behind the hedges to the community, the current students, alumni and staff. ARUBA is honored that the exhibit and our story were recognized with an award from CASE.”
MCR’s newsletter, Rice At Large, won the gold award for outstanding work in the newsletter category of the regional CASE competition. Rice At Large is a quarterly newsletter that showcases the university’s outreach programs. Each issue of the newsletter contains a series of stories that raise the awareness of Rice’s engagement with the city and beyond.
In addition to CASE’s recognition, the “Blacks at Rice” exhibition received 6,000 visitors at the African American Library at the Gregory School, where it was displayed. The success of the exhibition was due, in part, to the staff of the Gregory library, Rice’s Woodson Research Center and the Association of Rice Alumni.
CASE District IV represents almost 3,000 members from 261 collegiate institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. This annual award program recognizes its members for excellent work in the areas of alumni relations, communications and philanthropy.
— Jan West
Multicultural Community Relations