|Kimmerle named National College Photographer Of The Year for third time; reception is Today|
Call it a threepeat: For the third time in a row, Chuck Kimmerle of University Relations has been named the Photographer of the Year from among the 3,000-plus colleges and universities internationally that make up the higher education professional organization, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He holds the title for 2004, 2005 and 2006.
UND will hold a reception to honor Kimmerle and his work Tuesday, July 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Twamley Hall Snack Bar. The public is invited to attend.
"We are thrilled that Chuck has been recognized for his outstanding work again. We get comments from people all over the country about the high quality publications University Relations produces and that is a direct reflection of Chuck's creative photographs," said Don Kojich, executive associate vice president of University Relations.
A portfolio of Kimmerle's photos created for the University won him the 2006 Photographer of the Year distinction. His work also won an Individual Photography "gold medal" award - one of only two in that category - for the 2006 CASE communication competition. He has won gold medals in the Individual Photography award in 2004 and 2005, as well.
In May, Kimmerle served as a faculty member for CASE's Design Institute in Seattle, Wash. CASE President John Lippincott congratulated Kimmerle on "being designated a 'Faculty Star' by virtue of the feedback from conference participants. It is a clear indication of [Kimmerle's] expertise and teaching abilities." Lippincott said the "Faculty Star" designation is based on combined scores of 4.5 or better on a 5.0 scale, and places Kimmerle "in the top echelon of all CASE faculty in three categories: knowledge of subject matter, presentation skills, and ability to respond to questions."