AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn Magazine, the quarterly magazine produced by the Auburn Alumni Association, has been named by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as one of the top five general-interest college and university magazines for 2016.

CASE, based in Washington, D.C., is the primary professional organization for college and university fundraising, marketing and communications programs worldwide.

In a year that saw a record 3,300 entries representing 735 institutions from around the globe, Auburn Magazine beat out 141 other entries in the General Interest Magazines category to win one of four Gold Medals. The Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year, the Grand Gold, went to the magazine of the University of Toronto College of Medicine, Ontario, Canada.

Auburn University’s Office of Development Communications and Marketing also won a Gold Award in the category of Fundraising Publications Packages for its Because This is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University materials and a Bronze Medal in the category of Institutional Branding for its campaign branding guidelines. The Office of Donor Relations won a Silver Medal in the category of Advancement Services—Donor Relations for its annual scholarship impact report.

While Auburn Magazine has won more than 20 national and regional awards, this marks its first time to place in the highly competitive “General Interest Magazines” category, which began in 1946. The magazine is distributed to members of the Auburn Alumni Association and has been in continuous publication in various formats since 1912.

“Overall, the editors of this magazine clearly know their audience well and strive to serve them with fun and informative stories,” wrote the panel of judges in their report. “The stories in this magazine made the reader want to know more about the topics. The front-of-book pieces were fun, interesting and not what we would typically expect to find. [The judges] loved the photography as well as the whimsy of the illustrations used.”

Also winning Gold Medals were the magazines from Kenyon College in Ohio, Furman University in South Carolina and Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

The Auburn Alumni Association is a member-based nonprofit organization funded by membership contributions, individual donations and corporate sponsorships. The mission of the Auburn Alumni Association is to foster and strengthen the relationship between Auburn University and its alumni and friends; to preserve and promote the university’s traditions, purposes, growth and alumni; and to keep alive the spirit of affection and reverence for our alma mater.

Contact: Jessica King, Office of Alumni Affairs, 334-844-2960, jessicaking@auburn.edu