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CSU Honored for Excellence in Alumni/Advancement Communications

Cleveland State University has been honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Region Five for excellence in alumni and advancement communications and programming. CSU’s Division of Advancement and Alumni Relations has been selected to receive five Pride of Case Awards, which will be handed out at the regional awards ceremony in Chicago later this month.

CSU received a Gold Award for Best Student Alumni Programming for Ready. Set. Pro! The series, created in partnership with CSU’s student advancement organization the 1964 Society, sought to help students prepare for the world of work and life after CSU. Activities included the Almost Alumni Dinner, a Mock Interview Day and resume training. The University also earned Gold for Best Volunteer Engagement Program for Giving Tuesday. The efforts recruits alumni volunteers to support CSU on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Participants can select from a range of activities to assist with, including with recruiting future Vikings, mentoring current students and conducting mock interview sessions through CSU’s Office of Career Services

Cleveland State also received Silver Awards for Best in Writing for the Web and Excellence in Graphic Identity/Logo as well as a Bronze for Best Event on a Shoestring.

“It is truly gratifying to be recognized for our outreach and marketing efforts by our fellow advancement professionals,” says Brian Breittholz, assistant vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the CSU Alumni Association. “I want to thank all of the dedicated staff, students and alumni who assisted us in creating these programs and in earning this tremendous recognition.”

CASE Region Five represents 400 plus member institutions in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin representing 2,500 professionals in the field.