CASE V offers those individuals with two years or less experience in advancement a unique opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend the CASE District V Conference and the Institute for New Professionals. Up to six newcomers to institutional advancement will receive fellowships. From this group, three will be selected to receive named fellowships. A development newcomer will be named the Vaughn Dann Fellow, an alumni newcomer will be named the Ray Willemain Fellow and a communications newcomer will be named the Illinois College Relations Fellow. Each will receive a special recognition award for these three awards, which honor the memory of two of CASE V's outstanding professionals.

Applicants are asked to delay registering for the conference until notified of the award selection. All applicants will be informed of a decision prior to the Early Bird registration deadline.

Selection Criteria

CASE V Newcomers' Fellowship applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • hold an advancement position at a CASE member institution within District V
  • have been employed in advancement for two years or less at the time we receive your application
  • have never previously attended a CASE V Conference
  • ability to attend both the Institute for New Professionals and the CASE District V Conference in their entirety


Each recipient will have their $325 Early bird conference registration fee waived and receive a $75 stipend to be used to offset other conference expenses. In addition, the $150 fee for your Newcomers Session will be waived. Award winners will be notified in October 2018 in order to register for the early bird rate. Awards will be presented to the fellowship winners at the Institute for New Professionals. Stipend checks will be made payable to the recipients' institutions and will be available for pickup at the registration desk at the conference.


Applicants must:

  • Complete the application form by the 2018 deadline.
  • Submit a resume or statement of educational and work experience highlighting employment, campus or civic activities related to institutional advancement
  • Letter of recommendation from sponsor/supervisor
  • Submit a current electronic photograph appropriate for use in print and presentations
  • Register for the conference
  • Secure hotel reservations
  • Serve as a conference volunteer

All applicants will be informed of a decision in October 2018.

Past recipients


  • Olivia Cotton, The Ohio State University
  • Alyssa   Ferguson, Northwestern University
  • Justin    Gibson, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association
  • Nathan Goebel, Millikin University
  • Annie    Kapp, The Ohio State University
  • Nicole   Neely, Ohio Northern University
  • Emily     Reynolds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lindsay Seminara, The Ohio State University
  • Alexis    Wichmann, Walsh College


  • Matthew Dymoke, Assistant Director of The Conordia Annual Fund
  • Sarah Mooney, Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Development, Davenport University
    Illinois College Relations Fellow
  • Holden Richards, Alumni Relations and Affinity Officer, The Wellington School
  • Leslie Shoaf, Western U.S. Regional Engagement Officer, The Ohio State University
    Ray Willemain Fellow
  • Emily Zacek, Development Assistant, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
    Vaughn Dann Fellow


  • Brendan Braaten, Regional Engagement Officer-Southeast US, The Ohio State University
  • Casey Brown, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Anderson University
  • MiVida Burrus, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Manager, Walsh College
    Ray Willemain Fellow
  • Whitney Delaney, Communications Specialist, University of Minnesota
    Illinois College Relations Fellow
  • Brittanie Kuhr, Assistant Director of Development, Adrian College
    Vaughn Dann Fellow
  • Kari Swanson, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Lawrence University


  • Lindsay Bosley, University of Minnesota
  • Kayla Choate, University of Minnesota
    Illinois College Relations Fellow
  • Lindsay Griswold, Rotary International
    Ray Willemain Fellow
  • Todd Jensen, Purdue University
  • Dan Lawson, Ashland University
    Vaughn Dann Fellow
  • Nick Warrington, Wright State University


  • Rachel Esterline Perkins, Central Michigan University
    Illinois College Relations Fellow
  • Diane Lopez, Rotary International
    Ray Willemain Fellow
  • Julia Kuntz, Western Michigan University
  • Lucy Cryan, Otterbein University
    Vaughn Dann Fellow
  • Kayla Luttrell, The Ohio State University


  • Benjamin Krouse-Gagne, St. Catherine University
    Vaughn Dann Fellow
  • Lauren Sackey, University of Michigan
  • Emili B Sperling, Indiana University Alumni Association
    Ray Willemain Fellow
  • Alida Sullivan, Millikin University
    Illinois College Relations Fellow
  • Amanda Underwood, University of Minnesota
  • Jaclyn Weisenborn, Milikin University


  • Sarah Klucker, McKendree University
  • Kjerstin Lang, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Illinois College Relations Fellowship Award)
  • Elizabeth Prosch, The University of Iowa (Vaughn Dann Fellowship Award)
  • Jon Ruzek, University of Minnesota (Ray Willemain Fellow)
  • Brandt Patz, Manchester College
  • Matthew Mascioli, DePauw University


  • Kara Anderson, Otterbein University (Ray Willemain Fellowship Award)
  • Rob Davis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Illinois College Relations Fellowship Award)
  • Joe Kress, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Vaughn Dann Fellowship Award)
  • Leigh Pifer, The Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • Lynne Williams, University of Wisconsin-Superior


  • (None awarded)


  • Anthony Begon, Macalester College
  • Sarah Listug, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Heather Pena, University of Minnesota (St. Paul)
  • Emily Sights, University of Evansville
  • Heather Smith, Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant)
  • Samuel Venable, Ohio University (Athens)
  • Kelly Warren, The University of Iowa (Iowa City)
  • David Williams, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


  • Kenna Caughey, College of St. Benedict
  • Anita Joyce Barnes, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Jennifer Bialobok, Lyons Township High School
  • Sarah Chuby, Central Michigan University
  • Amy Lensing Tate, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Roy Lowdenback, Bowling Green State University
  • Daniel Stuby, Millikin University
  • Michael Pfriem, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International


  • Steve Anderson, University of Minnesota Foundation (Ray Willemain Fellow)
  • Stephanie Brown, Northwood University
  • Katharine Hoffman, The University of Chicago
  • Kaleena Dale, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Anouk Russell-Gorgemans, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • Laura St. Marie Jackson, Dominican University
  • Haruka Wada, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (Vaughn Dann Fellow)
  • Anne Williamson, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association


  • Jenell Anderson, Millikin University (Ray Willemain Fellowship)
  • Elizabeth Brendel, Viterbo University
  • Eric C. Gentry, Purdue University (Vaughn Dann Fellowship)
  • Bonnie McArthur, Kettering University
  • Stacy Poca, Bowling Green State University
  • Leslie Renner, Butler University
  • Stephen Smith, University of Notre Dame
  • Ben Strand, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


  • Sharla Sola, University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana
  • Anna Newton, University of Evansville
  • Karissa Huntington, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Bruce Hammond, Ohio Northern University
  • Ann Stevenson, Ohio Wesleyan
  • Mary Beth Lewis, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Angela Ruth, Lawrence Technological University (Vaughn Dann Fellowship)
  • Michelle Lian-Anderson, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (Ray Willemain Fellowship)


  • Sarah Pfeifer Chaddock, Bradley University (Vaughn Dann Fellowship)
  • Morgan Kinross-Wright, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Beth Raboin-Gettleman, Illinois Wesleyan University (Ray Willemain Fellowship)
  • Julie Rojewski, The Ohio State University
  • Michael Steger, Michigan State University
  • John Walsh, Loras College


  • Lindsay Allen, Central Michigan University
  • Richard Burbach, College of St. Benedict (Vaughn Dann Fellowship)
  • Courtney Deutsch, University of Dayton (Ray Willemain Fellowship)
  • Roseanne Durril, Dominican University
  • Alisha Faciane Fenty, University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender
  • Kate Kail, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Maria Rumbaoa, University of Dayton
  • Charles Semrow, Minnesota Medical Foundation