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

August 2016

RNC Convention

Alumni help Cleveland shine during RNC

Whatever your political leanings, you'd have to admit that hosting the Republican National Convention was a landmark moment in our city's history. In the end, the region shined brilliantly. Thousands of volunteers served as Northeast Ohio ambassadors during the week, including a number of Cleveland State alumni. Read more >>

Homecoming 2016

Reconnect, catch up with old friends at Homecoming

Calling all alumni…Homecoming is right around the corner. Make plans now to join us for a day, or for the week! Along with a variety of group reunions and receptions, Homecoming will also feature activities designed to excite, inspire, honor and deepen your relationship with fellow alumni and CSU. Read more >>


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Celebrating our best and brightest

On Friday, September 30, we will celebrate one of the highlights of our year: the Distinguished Alumni Awards gala, at which we honor some of CSU's greatest ambassadors.Their professional and personal successes speak to the undeniable power of a Cleveland State education and its potential to benefit the world. Over the past 25 years, we've proudly saluted nearly 200 Vikings for their excellence and accomplishments. Register today!

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Lee Fisher named interim dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

"As a lifelong Clevelander, I am honored to serve as Interim Dean of what I believe to be one of the most important institutions in the State of Ohio, Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law," said Fisher. Read more >>

American Greetings Chapter

American Greetings becomes third corporate chapter

Alumni employees gathered this summer to share campus stories and networking strategies over lunch at their corporate offices in Brooklyn, Ohio. The world's largest manufacturer of greeting cards employs approximately 125 CSU alums with a wide range of degrees and specialties. Read more >> Photo of Marilyn Tobocman

Cleveland-Marshall alumna, 82, named one of Crain Cleveland's 8 over 80

After raising four daughters, Marilyn Tobocman enrolled at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law when she was 47. Today, she works at the Ohio Attorney General's civil rights division. Is she expecting to retire soon? Don't bet on it. "I'm not done," she said. "I feel like I'd be cheating myself if I left early." Read more >>

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Chicago welcomes Cleveland State

Close to 50 alumni from throughout the Chicago area recently attended a special reception at the Union League Club to learn more about CSU today and to reconnect with fellow Vikings. Thomas O'Toole, BA `79, MA `87 Communication, served as the official host and welcomed the group to the Club and shared some of his personal reflections. Vice President Berinthia LeVine provided remarks about the many changes and achievements underway at CSU and discussed opportunities for CSU alumni to become better connected and engaged with CSU. Read more >>

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Instead of cheering for Hillary, they chanted "lock her up." You can't make this stuff up! Read more >>

Top Headlines

Former Viking serves as coach at Rio Olympics

Sonya Pryor-Jones (MA '97) and Crystal Franklin (MA '00) recently invited to White House


Alum named executive director of Equality Ohio

Julie Hutchinson: Creating a community through coffee and cuisine

CSU initiatives help students graduate with less debt

CSU alumna Liza Grossman is winner of 2016 Cleveland Arts Prize

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Fascinating Alumni

When Evan Morse came to Cleveland in 1968, he was one of only two African-American veterinarians in the state of Ohio

Fascinating Alumni - Evan Morse

Soldiering through bitter racial prejudice, he became a fierce advocate for civil rights, participating in lunch counter sit-ins, voter drives, political activism and the historic march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery. Read more

Chicago Alumni
Passport Cleveland:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

August 24

Passport Cleveland: River Tour - image of waterfront
Passport Cleveland:
River to Lake Tour

September 8

Lakeview Cemetery
Viking Days: Indians vs. White Sox

September 24
Progressive Field

Passport Cleveland: Courthouse Tour - image of inside of courthouse
Passport Cleveland: Cuyahoga County Courthouse Tour

October 7

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Passport Cleveland: Mather Mansion Ghost Hunting

October 25

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

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