College has a ‘Rising Star’ in Alumni Relations

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII has chosen Lethbridge College’s Kelly Morris for its 2011 Rising Star Award in Alumni Relations.

Kelly was one of many strong candidates for a CASE District VIII Rising Star Award,” says Cheryl Nations, chair-elect, Case District VIII. “In fact, this year’s pool of candidates is among the largest and strongest we’ve received in years and it truly speaks to Kelly’s caliber of work at Lethbridge College.” 

A graduate of Lethbridge College’s Communication Arts program in Advertising and Public Relations diploma program, Morris began her career with the college as a recipient of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowship in Advancement in 2007.  Following her success during this fellowship year, the college offered Morris a full time permanent position in Alumni Relations. 

Kelly has developed a passion for learning, working and excelling in a career in institutional advancement,” says Joyanne Mitchell, manager of Lethbridge College’s Development and Alumni Relations. 

One of her key accomplishments is the creation of TLC “Totally Lethbridge College”, the campus corporate volunteer program which boasts more than 200 volunteer who have contributed over 7,000 hours in volunteer service to the college and numerous community organizations.

Lethbridge College was also chosen for a bronze award in the overall website category.  Awards will be presented at the annual CASE District VIII Conference, “CASEipedia,” in Vancouver, Feb. 23-25.

CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.