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Kudos to Cleveland State

Campus International School (CIS), the innovative partnership between CSU and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), continues to earn national notice, receiving the Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award from the Council of Great City Schools.

This is the second time in the last five years that CSU and CMSD have received the honor. The award recognizes an outstanding partnership between a university and an urban school district that has had a positive and significant impact on student learning and educational outcomes. The Council of Great City Schools is a coalition of the nation’s largest urban school systems and seeks to improve public education and educational innovation.

The Alumni Association’s outstanding programs and publications were recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V Conference.

The Alumni Association was the only honoree in Northeast Ohio.

The Gold Award for Best Collaborative Program went to Be Amazing… The Women’s Leadership Symposium. The 2016 program, which won the award, was presented in collaboration with CSU’s Division of Student Affairs and the Ohio University Alumni Association. In addition to the Best Collaborative Program, the symposium also received the Bronze Award under the Best New Alumni Program category. The Association also received the Silver Award for Best Electronic Newsletter, Viking Pride, the only alumni electronic newsletter recognized by CASE District V.

Viking Pride, produced monthly, is a valuable tool for keeping alumni abreast of the ongoing progress and achievements at CSU while also focusing on the unique stories of alumni and students

Read the most recent issue of Viking Pride on the CSU Alumni Association website >>


President Ronald M. Berkman was honored by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio with a Humanitarian Award recognizing CSU’s contributions to improving human relations among diverse groups.

Also receiving the award were Margot James Copeland, chair and CEO of the KeyBank Foundation, and Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Both organizations are strong partners of CSU.

The Online Accelerated Master of Business Administration program in the Monte Ahuja College of Business has been
ranked number 1 in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the Best Online MBA Programs.

This marks the third straight year that CSU’s Online MBA has been ranked as the top program in the state. Launched in 2012, the program is the first fully mobile, one-year MBA accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Also in this Issue...

Vowed Vikings Share Love Stories

Love was in the air…and the Alumni Association celebrated by asking Vikings to share their love stories. A number of Vowed Vikings – alumni couples who found true love at CSU – submitted stories, photos and remembrances of their campus courtships. Read more >>

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