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TWU’s Barnes receives Distinguished Achievement Award from CASE District IV


Carolyn BarnesDENTON — Carolyn Barnes, associate vice president for marketing and communication for Texas Woman’s University, received the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV during the district’s annual conference held April 5-9 in Little Rock, Ark.

The award is the highest honor given by CASE District IV to advancement professionals. Ms. Barnes received the award for her leadership and service to the profession, TWU and to CASE.

“CASE has been my best professional resource throughout my career,” Ms. Barnes said. “It has been a privilege to give back to an organization that has given me so much.”

Ms. Barnes served on the CASE International Commission on Communications and Marketing and three terms on the CASE IV Board of Directors. She also has held more than a dozen volunteer positions in the district, including chair of the 2001 district conference.

T. Cay Rowe, assistant vice president for university advancement at Texas State University, chaired the selection committee that chose Ms. Barnes for the award.

“Carolyn is an obvious choice for this award,” Ms. Rowe said. “For many years, she has shared her professional talents with TWU and North Texas, as well as with CASE at so many levels. She fills in wherever there is a need — with programming, advising, leadership, mentoring and organizing. CASE is a better organization because she is a member.”

Following a notable career in journalism, Ms. Barnes entered the higher education communications field in 1980 and has worked in almost every facet of the profession: media relations, public relations, publications, periodicals, special events and marketing. She has been associate vice president for marketing and communication at TWU since 2000. Previously, she was director of marketing at the university, where she has worked since 1992. She has received 14 national and regional awards for writing, public relations projects, magazines, periodicals and special events.

A lifelong resident of Denton, Ms. Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.

CASE is an international professional organization for advancement professionals working in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related services. CASE's membership includes nearly 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 60 countries around the world. CASE District IV represents higher education institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information, visit www.case.org.



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