Alumni Association claims three CASE V district awards
Be proud of your Alumni Association, Vikes! We came home from the CASE District V convention earlier this winter with three awards in recognition of our efforts to engage alumni in meaningful ways.
We won a Silver Award (second place) in the Best Volunteer Engagement category in recognition of our new Alumni Association chapter program at Sherwin-Williams as our first corporate chapter. The Sherwin-Williams chapter had its official kick-off just over a year ago, in November 2014, and includes nearly 120 alumni. The CASE certificate reads, “Given in recognition of outstanding achievement in the concept and execution of institutional advancement programs and communications.”
We also received a Silver Award for Excellence in Special Events, Series of Events for our Green Turns Gold: 50th Anniversary Year and Homecoming. CSU Alumni Association was a partner with the University in planning close to 50 spirited events during 2014, the year that marked the 50th anniversary of the University’s founding in 1964. We worked on presidential panels; several college and group-specific reunions; and eight days of Homecoming events, including the Block Party, which drew 1,100 students and alumni who marched down Euclid Avenue. The CASE certificate reads, “Given in recognition of outstanding achievement in the concept and execution of institutional advancement programs and communications.”
We received a Bronze Award for best practices in communications and marketing for communications pieces associated with the Green Turns Gold celebration.
“These awards are evidence of CSU’s commitment to promoting and sustaining alumni engagement, not just for our 50th anniversary year, but for life,” said Brian Breittholz, assistant vice president, alumni relations, and executive director, CSU Alumni Association.
CASE, the nonprofit Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is a professional association dedicated to helping its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.