UMW Receives International Award for Freedom Rides Tribute

A 1960s-era bus and life-sized historical photos helped tell the story of the Freedom Rides.

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized with the prestigious international “Grand Gold” Circle of Excellence Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its 2011 tribute to James Farmer and the 1960s Freedom Rides. UMW received the top award in the special events category and was one of only 19 institutions to win the “grand gold” award for exceptional entries. CASE received more than 2,800 entries in 40 categories from 567 member institutions, independent schools and nonprofit organizations around the world. The International Circle of Excellence awards program distinguishes outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. The work was judged by peer professionals as well as those from outside the educational arena. “In the marking of an event that changed the course of history, I’m thrilled that the rest of the world now recognizes what I long have believed: the University of … [Read more...]