UC San Diego Earns Five CASE Awards

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded UC San Diego’s Triton magazine and the Advancement Operations and Campaign team with several honors this year for excellence in publications and design. The 2021 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence recognizes the best practices at educational institutions in the western United States.

UC San Diego’s 2021 Awards of Excellence include:

GOLD – Writing – Profile: “The Epic Lives of Albert Lin”
Albert Lin, where to begin? A three-time alumnus (BA, MS, and PhD), this was the second time we’ve covered this larger-than-life explorer, and with his story of a tragic accident and leg amputation yet to be told, it was time to revisit the many lives of the legendary Lin in our “Epic”-themed issue.


SILVER – Publications Pivot: Dispatches from a Pandemic
We had big plans for a “fashion issue” in May 2020, but, COVID. Yet with alumni and students all handling these extraordinary conditions with the rest of the world, we wanted Tritons in their own words. These first-person essays were for anyone in the university community willing to share what they were going through, lending connection to distance.

SILVER – Publications – Fundraising Case Statements: UC San Diego Triton Athletics Case for Support
At UC San Diego, our scholar-athletes are anything but ordinary. And as UC San Diego Triton Athletics transitions to NCAA Division I, this case for support outlines how our teams are preparing for the move to the Big West Conference, and how our philanthropic community can help ensure their success — on the fields of play and far beyond.

BRONZE – Editorial Design: Imagine… What Home Could Be
Triton magazine was to make the debut announcement for a high-profile, monumental addition to campus—the university’s first Alumni Center, to be the centerpiece of Triton Pavilion, the new central “downtown” area on campus. Expectations were high and so was our ambition, resulting in our first gatefold cover, with a message that unfolded with possibility and potential.



BRONZE – Editorial Design: Back to School/Blue Book Quiz
Coming from a beachside university in a laid-back city, alumni at UC San Diego are as fun as they are smart. That fun part is something we cherish and revel in at Triton magazine, and there’s no better example than our “Back to School/Blue Book” feature. Take the online survey here!