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Viking Pride : Monthly News and Views for CSU Alumni and Friends

April 2017

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Women's Leadership Symposium: embrace your amazing

“I was only able to stay for the morning portion of the Women's Leadership Symposium at CSU, but it was by far one of the most amazing events I have been to,” attendee Arnita Faith Marn said. “I feel inspired, uplifted, and encouraged to run after my dreams!!” Read more >>

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Compelled to serve, helping to pave way for those who follow

"For me CSU has been an essential part of my success," alumnus Chris Hendryx said on why he volunteers at his alma mater. "If I had not completed my degree, my career and life path would be quite different than it is today." Read more >>

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Building champions through the power of community

Both new Athletic Director Michael Thomas and new Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dennis Felton agree: alumni support is critical to the future success of the athletic program at CSU. Read more>>

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Anna Gibson (left) received the David Balint Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at the first-ever CSUAA Alumni Recognition Reception in January.

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Alumna shares responsiblity of ensuring student success

Anna Gibson, a two-time alumna, has been a member of the Young Alumni Council since its start in 2014 and at times has been a one-woman show for the organization. Read more >>

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New relationship with online global sports network provides platform to land dream jobs

The CSU Alumni Association recently partnered with TeamWork Online’s TeamWork U program, a tool that gives students greater access to job opportunities in the sports industry. Read more >>


Lend a hand to support local nonprofit's efforts to combat hunger

Our next opportunity to volunteer in the community is during National Volunteer Week on Saturday, April 29 at Cleveland Roots, a local organization that is working to eliminate food deserts, improving accessibility to fresh produce and promoting healthy living. Read more >>

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The gang's all here

Or at least they could be if you plan a Homecoming reunion. This year's festivites are slated for October 2-6, so now's the time to start planning. And we'll do all the heavy lifting for you. Call us at 216.687.2078 or email us at and we'll help you get started.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner

After 3 years of hard work, a group of students recently saw the extraordinary payoff. It was a joy to witness. Read more >>

Top Headlines

Sanjay Putrevu selected as dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business

CSU-Kent State partnership bringing faculty innovations to commercial markets in Northeast Ohio and beyond

New grant to study changing energy delivery systems

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Radiance is less than a month away

CSU's signature event in support of student scholarships will take place this year on a new date, Thursday, May 11 and honor Rick Chiricosta, Chairman, President and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio.
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In June, CSU will come alive with words, music, theater, dance and art

AHA! will bring world renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves. Learn more

Become a Viking traveler

If you've always dreamed of seeing the world, do it in 2017 - with your Viking family as your travel companions! And now is the time to sign up. Learn more about our 2017 trips.

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Viking Days for Viking Families: Freaky Friday

May 3

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Passport Cleveland: Alumni Meets and Eats

May 18

Executive Speaker Series

May 24

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