Congratulations to the 2018 CASE SimpsonScarborough Scholars!

SimpsonScarborough is pleased to announce the selection of the CASE SimpsonScarborough Scholars for 2018. Launched in honor of our late founding partner Christopher Simpson, the program supports the professional development of four promising higher ed marcom practitioners every year. Each scholar receives CASE Premier-level member benefits, access to customized research through CASE’s InfoCenter, attendance at the Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing, and more. This year’s CASE SimpsonScarborough Scholars are:

Scott Butterworth
Director of Communications
National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C.

Roles and responsibilities: As a member of National Cathedral School’s senior administrative team, Scott oversees the school’s communications activities—from crisis communications to directing all writing, photography, videography and design, ensuring adherence to brand standards.

Nominated by: Kathleen O’Neill Jamieson, Head of School, and Keely Boomhower, Associate Director of Development and Donor Relations, who describe Scott as a dedicated and trusted colleague. “In addition to his significant professional experience with a leading, national newspaper,” wrote Jamieson, “he is a wonderful colleague who commits to others’ success and rolls up his sleeves as needed.”

Jaya Franklin
Associate Director of Communications
Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

Roles and responsibilities: Jaya oversees the College’s website and provides communications services to multiple departments, from developing content to tracking projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget. She also provides staff communications training and advises faculty and staff on industry best practices.

Nominated by: Wendy Reiser Cromwell, Director of Communications, and Ely Abbott, Assistant Dean of Development, who noted Jaya’s leadership skills, willingness to take initiative, and commitment to getting things done professionally and on time. “Jaya frequently is assigned a project with little guidance but takes the initiative to seek information to complete it,” Cromwell says. “She is not afraid to ask questions.”

Junji Nishihata
Faculty Communications Officer
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Roles and responsibilities: Junji manages production of University advancement collateral, supports media relations outreach, and writes speeches for deans and other faculty at advancement events.

Nominated by: Krish Dasgupta, Director of University Advancement – Faculty of Engineering, and Dianne Fagan, Director of Strategic Initiatives, who noted Junji’s extensive background in corporate communication, his commitment to quality, and potential to excel in the field of advancement communication. I believe that as our profession globalizes,” wrote Dasgupta, “it is important to invest in individuals like Junji who have an international perspective and are able to operate in other cultures.”

Teresa Sullivan
Communications Director
The Country School, Madison, Connecticut

Roles and responsibilities: Teresa manages all School communications, including internal communications; developing marcom materials; and managing the school website, blog, and social media channels.

Nominated by: Head of School John Fixx, Director of Technology William Leidt, and former Director of Development David Beecher, who described Teresa as focused, efficient, and creative. They noted that Teresa has transitioned into the communications role while continuing to teach middle school English at the school. “Opportunities like the CASE SimpsonScarborough Scholar program are created for people exactly like Teresa – a valued member of our school community looking to better herself and the people around her.”


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