VANCOUVER, Wash. — Cassie McVeety, director of Campus Advancement at Washington State University Vancouver, is the 2002 recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII Distinguished Service Award. She was presented with the award at the annual district conference in Portland on Feb. 25.

The award recognizes individuals making a significant commitment to the advancement of the profession, both by service to their institution and volunteer service to CASE. McVeety has served as a CASE volunteer for 13 years and a member of the District VIII board since 1989. She also has volunteered with CASE International. Of her 19 years in philanthropy, 10 have been at WSU Vancouver where she oversees the Office of Campus Advancement including external relations, fundraising, community relations, media relations, alumni relations and communications.

“In her service to CASE and particularly District VIII, Cassie has demonstrated her commitment to advancing the profession with uncommon vision, collaboration, leadership, tenacity and enthusiasm,” said Tim O’Malley, former CASE chair and vice president for university relations at Pacific University.

“With unswerving dedication and clarity of purpose, Cassie has assisted CASE in becoming the premier educational resource for institutional advancement professionals in the organization’s largest and most far-flung district in North America.”

CASE District VIII includes five U.S. states and six provinces in Western Canada.