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VCOM Receives Five National Honors from Collegiate Advertising Awards and CASE

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) was recently recognized among the top colleges in the nation by the Collegiate Advertising Awards program for the fourth year in a row, receiving three gold and one silver awards for the 2015 calendar year.

The college was also recognized for achievements in communication at the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where Cindy Shepard Rawlins, Assistant Vice President of Communications, Marketing, Website and Publications accepted VCOM’s second CASE Award in five years.

Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) The Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotion of their schools. VCOM was recognized with three CAA gold awards this year: one for the 2015 Annual Report and Yearbook: Building on a Tradition of Success, a second for the “Thinking of Medical School?” digital advertising series, and a third for a photograph of students working together in the VCOM-Carolinas clinical skills lab. The college was also honored with a silver award for VCOM-Carolinas print advertising. Prior to 2015, VCOM has won seven additional CAA awards for print and digital publications.

CASE District III The CASE District III Award Program recognizes the very best in advancement across the Southeast. VCOM received a Special Merit Award from CASE for Magazine/Tabloid Improvement of the quarterly VCOM View Magazine. The college previously received a CASE Grand Award for the 2012 Annual Report and Yearbook.


The 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards and CASE District III Awards programs demonstrated some of the best creative work in higher education, representing all areas of communication, media, marketing, advertising and promotions,. The Division of Communications, Marketing, Website and Publications at VCOM is pleased to have been recognized amongst the best in our field.

All winners are posted on the Collegiate Advertising Awards website at, and on the CASE District Three website at