||Centre VP for college relations wins 2009 CASE Research Award in Educational Advancement
RELEASED: May 28, 2009
DANVILLE, KY—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named the winners of its 2009 Research Awards in Educational Advancement.
Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations at Centre College, is the recipient of the John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation for "Philanthropy and Transformation in American Higher Education," completed at the University of Kentucky. Trollinger's research documents how notable mega gifts caused dramatic but different changes in three recipient colleges and universities.
“Richard’s dissertation is a thoughtful and incisive analysis of the impact of mega gifts at a range of educational institutions,” said Centre president John Roush. “I’m pleased that his work has been honored with this award. It is another confirmation of his status as one of the country’s leading authorities on educational fundraising—something that those of us who work with him recognized long ago.”
The annual awards recognize published books or articles and doctoral dissertations or master's theses in each of three categories: alumni relations, communications and marketing, and fundraising.
This year's winning entries feature compelling research on:
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, and independent primary and secondary schools in 61 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of educational fundraising, communications and marketing, and alumni relations.
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