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Pam Russell
Senior Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
August 28, 2015

CASE ASAP Names 15 Top Student Leaders, Advisers and Student Advancement Programs in North America

WASHINGTON, D.C.—CASE ASAP recently recognized the winners of its 2015 Network Awards during a ceremony at the CASE Conference for Student Advancement in Washington, D.C.

CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement. The CASE ASAP annual awards recognize outstanding student and adviser leadership and achievements as well as outstanding student educational advancement programming by CASE ASAP member organizations.

More than 800 students, advisers and volunteers from nearly 200 student organizations participated in this year's conference, which included the 42nd annual CASE ASAP Network Convention. The 2015 CASE ASAP Network Award winners are:

2015 Outstanding Organization

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Student Alumni Association
  • Stonehill College Student Alumni Association
  • UCLA Student Alumni Association

2015 Outstanding Student Leader

  • Austin Root, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Alumni Association
  • Sheena Sharifi, UCLA Student Alumni Association
  • Chad Sims, Georgia Institute of Technology Student Foundation

2015 Outstanding Adviser

  • Helene Baczkowski, La Salle University La Salle Student Ambassadors
  • Lynn Chaney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Alumni Ambassadors
  • Kevin Madsen, University of California, Irvine Student Alumni Association

2015 Outstanding Internal Program

  • University of Utah Student Alumni Board for U Book Nights
  • Utah Valley University Student Alumni Association for Stop Being Boring
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Students Today Alumni Tomorrow for Rammy's

2015 Outstanding External Program

  • University of California, Davis Student Alumni Association for Aggie Traditions
  • University of Hartford Student Alumni Association for Jail and Bail
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Students Today Alumni Tomorrow for Ram Spirit Walk

Earlier this year, CASE ASAP's eight districts presented district awards to 101 CASE ASAP district award winners throughout North America. District award winners advanced to compete for the 2015 CASE ASAP Network Awards. A team of judges from colleges and universities across the country selected the 2015 winners for making a significant impact on student advancement at their institution.

For more information on CASE ASAP or the 2016 CASE Conference for Student Advancement, Aug. 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia, contact Robyn Neeley at asap@case.org.

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