Fresno State’s Alumni Association and University Communications won several 2016 Awards of Excellence presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII.

The Alumni Association won four awards including three golds in the Alumni Relations category —one recognizing the “Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala Program, 2015” and two for “Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club: Engaging LGBTQ+Alumni.”

Also, a bronze was awarded for “Marketing and Branding Through a Communication Re-boot.”

University Communications won two awards: a silver award in the Digital Communications: Social Media category for “Fresno State’s Introduction of the New Live Mascot, Victor E. Bulldog III and his New Social Media Accounts” and a bronze in the Best Article of the Year category for “A Generation of Firsts: Changing the Educational Make-Up of the Region One Graduate at a Time” published in the spring 2015 issue of Fresno State Magazine.

The Awards of Excellence program highlights best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public relations, advancement services, special events and communications. This year’s program included 195 winners selected from 514 entries in 61 categories.

The Alumni Association and University Communications are departments under the division for University Advancement.