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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
Sept. 17, 2013

CASE ASAP Names Top Student Advancement Programs in North America for 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—CASE ASAP recently recognized outstanding student advancement programs and their leaders at a meeting marking the 40th anniversary of student advancement at colleges and universities.

CASE ASAP comprises student alumni associations, student foundations and similar organizations at more than 400 CASE member institutions. Its goal is to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement-from alumni relations and communications to fundraising, marketing and related areas. The CASE ASAP 40th Annual Network Convention took place last month in New Orleans.   More than 665 students and advisers from 140 student advancement organizations participated.

The 2013 CASE ASAP Network Awards, which were presented at the convention, recognize outstanding student and adviser leadership and achievements as well as outstanding student educational advancement programming by CASE ASAP member organizations. The winners are:

Outstanding Organization

  • Northwestern University, Student Alumni Association
  • University of California, Riverside Student Alumni Association
  • University of Florida, Florida Cicerones

Outstanding Internal Program

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Student Alumni Association for SAA Mentor Jackets
  • Montana State University, Student Alumni Association for Points Incentives Program
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Order of the Bell Tower for End of Year Awards Banquet

Outstanding External Program

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Student Alumni Association for The Expert Jackets
  • University of California, Davis, Student Alumni Association for We Are Aggie Pride
  • University of California, Riverside, Student Alumni Association for Dance Marathon

Outstanding Tried and True Program

  • James Madison University Student Ambassadors for Operation Santa Claus
  • North Carolina State University Alumni Association Student Ambassadors for 125th Homecoming
  • Western Illinois University Student Alumni Leadership Council for Paint the Paws

Outstanding Adviser

  • C. Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Student Alumni Association
  • Geoff Seber, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Red & White Student Organization
  • Ben Seewald, Queen's University Student Alumni Association

Outstanding Student Leader

  • Alyssa Heckmann, University of California Riverside, Student Alumni Association
  • Brian Nock, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, weR: The Spirit of Rensselaer Society
  • Van Pham, University of California Los Angeles, Student Alumni Association

Earlier this year, CASE's eight districts presented district awards to 125 student advancement organizations throughout North America. District award winners advanced to compete for the 2013 CASE ASAP Network Awards. A team of judges from colleges and universities nationwide selected the 2013 winners for making a significant impact on their organization, campus or community.

Next year, the CASE ASAP Network Convention will take place Aug. 9 - 11 in St. Louis, Mo.

For more information on the CASE ASAP program, contact Robyn Neeley at asap@case.org.

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