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The CSU Alumni Association has been on the road, engaging with graduates near and far. All trips featured CSU “Then and Now” presentations, receptions that drew large and enthusiastic audiences, and a very special guest – President Harlan Sands – in his first official visits with out-of-state alumni.

The president shared his vision for CSU, participated in spirited question-and-answer sessions, and spent time chatting one-on-one with alums who were eager to share their Viking pride and memories.

Thank you to everyone who attended CSU on the Road events in Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Florida, Arizona, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Trip highlights included CSU2U Alumni College in Naples, a visit to the George W. Bush Museum in Dallas, Indians spring training in Phoenix, and a private tour of the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital.

We hope these gatherings bring back happy memories and spark your further engagement with your alma mater.

Alumni road trips to new destinations are being planned for fall 2019 and winter/spring 2020. Watch your mailbox and for details.

Join Us for Adventures Alumni-Style!

Behind-the-scenes visits to well-known (and little-known) Cleveland sites . . . fun-filled family outings . . . world tours
. . . the CSU Alumni Association’s calendar of events has something for everyone.

Passport Cleveland These adventures always sell out!  The winter/spring series included a tour and show at the Music Box Supper Club, an artsy visit to 78th Street Studios, riding the rails with RTA, brewing beer at the Cleveland Brew Shop,  touring the legendary Agora Theatre, and more.

Viking Days for Viking Families – Gather the kids, and the grandparents too, and join us for family friendly events this summer, including Cedar Point and the Tall Ships.

Viking Travelers – These journeys to exotic locales provide a richer experience than solo or traditional group travel. Culture, history, education, sightseeing – all are part of the adventure shared with fellow Vikings.

Visit for details on Passport Cleveland, Viking Days for Viking Families and Viking Travelers.

Vowed Vikings Tell Their Stories

Again this year, we declared February “share the love” month. And Viking couples were more than happy to share their love stories that began at CSU.

Visit to read their stories!

Also in this Issue...

CSU Salutes Outstanding Alumni

Congratulations to recipients of CSU’s third-annual Alumni Recognition Awards and to the fourth class of Fascinating Alumni. Read more >>

Career Empowerment

With a Viking network of more than 126,000 alumni, CSU graduates provide the brainpower and person power for successful careers in Northeast Ohio, the nation and the world. Read more >>

Waves of Inspiration

“I was born with one skill, writing,” says Mark Lantz, BA ’87 and MACTM ’90.

Some might call that an understatement.

Lantz’s deft skills were honed at CSU and have been expressed over a 30-plus-year creative career, culminating with the founding of his own ad firm, Factory Detroit Inc. in Royal Oak, Mich.

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