CASE Presents Grand Gold Award to Arkansas Tech

Tech on Tour 2021 Springdale
A family reviews recruiting materials from Arkansas Tech University during a 2021 Tech on Tour event in Springdale on Monday, June 14.

Arkansas Tech University’s undergraduate admissions marketing materials have been judged best in the nation by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The materials, which were developed by the Arkansas Tech MARCOMM department, earned ATU a grand gold award in the CASE Circle of Excellence competition. It is the first such recognition for Arkansas Tech.

“This team worked incredibly hard to put together these materials in the midst of a very challenging year,” said Carrie Harris Phillips, director of university marketing and communication at Arkansas Tech. “I’m so proud of their hard work, grit and determination to continue the work of telling the Arkansas Tech story. To receive this level of recognition for that work is an incredible honor.”

A total of 530 institutions competed in the 2021 CASE Circle of Excellence. Among 2,967 entries, only 39 grand gold awards were presented.

ATU also earned a bronze award for its admissions viewbook.

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