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Awards and Recognition

The Future Alumni Association has won a number of awards for its work on campus and within the community.


2016-2017 Outstanding Emerging Organization Award

Received from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 5

A CASE ASAP organization that develops membership with strong internal programs, and enhances the field of advancement through reputable external programs, effective engagement with university constituents, prosperous philanthropic efforts, and/or notable outreach to prospective students. To be considered emerging, an organization must operate as a new organization with new bylaws created within the past three academic years.


2015-2016 Outstanding Student Advancement Program Award

Received from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 5

Facilitated by a student advancement organization, these external programs involve students, alumni, prospective students and/or community members through education and awareness of engagement and philanthropic efforts. Examples may include homecoming events, alumni-student networking events, CASE's Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month programs, student campaigns and fundraising programs, or prospective student recruitment.


2015-2016 Outstanding Student Leader Award, recognizing Julie Jamison

Received from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 5

A dedicated student who has significantly improved the organization by inspiring growth, cultivating collaboration and developing meaningful relationships.


2015-2016 Art Hills Spirit Award

Received from the Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life

Presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding school spirit. This award is named in honor of Art Hills who exemplified the enthusiasm for campus life at Grand Valley. Art retired in 1988 as Executive Assistant to the President. He wrote the Grand Valley Alma Mater and was always active in promoting a positive spirit at Grand Valley. Organizations should have demonstrated school spirit at campus events and participation in campus life activities.


2014-2015 Outstanding Educational Program, recognizing GVS(You) Week

Received from the Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life

Presented to an organization that has presented an exceptional educational program that addressed a topic or issue with the goal of educating the campus community. Programs should be well promoted and attended.