CASE Alumni Relations Awards Roundup – Part 2 of 2Posted: April 3, 2013
In our last post,we shared some of the winning alumni programs and services from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) recent district conferences. Here’s part 2 of our two-part sampling.
UC-Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, 100th Anniversary Pajamarino
District VII, Silver, Alumni Relations Student Alumni Initiatives
The Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association kicked off Homecoming Weekend at the 100th anniversary of Pajamarino, a family-friendly event in which attendees wear pajamas to celebrate a tradition students began a century ago. Pajamarino traces its roots back to 1912, when students sneaked out of their dorm rooms to meet alumni arriving on the train for Homecoming. Activities included face painting, games, prizes, a pajama relay, and performances from student groups.
Sam Houston State University, Life Member Celebration,
District IV, Gold, Alumni Program, Project or Special Event
Sam Houston’s Life Member program is the foundation of the Alumni Association and welcomed 300 new life members in FY 2012. The Alumni Association hosted a Life Member Celebration that included student entertainment, an address from University leaders, and a commemorative bottle of wine for guests.
Oberlin College, The Oberlin Alumni Magazine
District V, Gold, Best Alumni/Institution Magazine, 2,999 FTE or fewer
Oberlin’s alumni magazine, redesigned in fall 2011, is graphically engaging and full of substantive articles and news items. Oberlin offers an online edition as well as a full page e-version using Adobe Flash.
Kansas State, Multicultural Alumni Council
District VI, Silver, Alumni Relations Diversity Initiatives
The Multicultural Alumni Council serves as a liaison between former and current multicultural students in an effort to maintain the link for life with K-State. Comprised of K-State alumni, students and friends, the council sponsors workshops, receptions and panel discussions in conjunction with ethnic month activities and other on-campus multicultural events.
University of North Texas Alumni Association, Recognition Tassel Program
District IV, Silver, New Alumni Program
This program gives graduating seniors the chance to show off their class spirit and get recognition at commencement. Graduates complete a “GRADitude” form found in their graduation packet. By filling out the form, students sign over a $10 property damage deposit that they paid as part of their tuition during their first semester at UNT. In return, students receive a year of full alumni association membership and benefits and the option to purchase the official Alumni Recognition Tassel to wear at graduation instead of the standard black tassel.
UC-Irvine, Career Building in a Tough Economy – Networking Webinar
District VII, Silver, Alumni Relations New Program Initiatives
Created to aid job seekers and those looking to make a career change, thiswebinar series provided specific tactics to bolster a career search. The series of five, one-hour long sessions was offered as a course through the UC Irvine Extension for $120.
All images sourced from award winners’ websites.