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

May 2017

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Fascinating Alumni

Alumna makes autism treatment her life's work

Lynette Scotese-Wojtila got the best phone call of her life on her 52nd birthday. “Happy birthday, Lynette,” the little voice said. It was the first time the pediatric occupational therapist heard her five-year-old severely autistic patient speak. Read more >>

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Congratulations CSU grads

Pomp and circumstance, over 6 decades later

Richard Veres finished his studies at Fenn College in 1956. But he couldn't walk in the commencement ceremony because he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Read more >>


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Radiance raises $1.3 million

CSU's annual Radiance event broke records this year, raising more than ever in its seven years of supporting scholarships. And Radiance scholar Amanda Posey (pictured above) sent the crowd to its feet after her deeply moving account of defying the odds as child in the foster system.

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AHA! Festival next month to feature famed author Jon Meacham

Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, and TIME magazine editor, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on MSNBC he is a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge of current affairs and will be featured at next month's AHA! Festival. Read more>>

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Now's the time to see the world

The CSU Alumni Association offers world-class travel adventures throughout the year for alumni and friends. Sail or fly away to such exotic locations as Costa Rica, Barcelona, London, Copenhagen, Cuba, Budapest, St. Tropez, New England, and more. Read more >>

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Save the date for Homecoming and Distinguished Alumni Awards

We are busy planning Homecoming, just a few months away on October 2-8 with the Distinguished Alumni Awards on October 6. If you'd like to plan a special reunion during the week, let us know and we'll help you out. Call us at 216.687.2078 or email us at alumassoc@csuohio.edu.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner

The edge-of-your-seat speech that had me reflecting on all the work left to be done. Read more >>

Top Headlines

Frederic Lahey named the inaugural director of CSU School of Film, Television and Interactive Media

Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar appointed dean of the College of Graduate Studies


CSU & MetroHealth partner to enhance nursing education and the public's health

Mandel Foundation awards nearly $3.5 million to Tri-C and CSU to create a scholars program

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Jearl Walker supports and inspires next generation of physicists

Walker hopes to pass this passion on to future physicists and give back to the CSU community through the creation of the Jearl Walker Scholarship. Learn more

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AHA! Festival: The Frog Bride

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