An initiative at Nova Southeastern University that helped measure the engagement of NSU alumni recently received international recognition.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with members around the world, recently named NSU a bronze award winner of its 2017 Circle of Excellence awards program. NSU was recognized for its innovative method to measure alumni engagement (graphic below).
“There are many ways alumni engage with their alma mater and show pride or affinity,“ states RJ Stamper, Director of Alumni Relations at NSU. “The NSUAA Alumni Engagement Index is a university-wide program to identify all the ways around campus alumni give back to NSU. Identifying and measuring these ways will help us better serve our alumni in the future and guide alumni programming.”
A panel of experts selected the institution’s entry in the Innovative Alumni Programs category from among 42 entries. In 2017, more than 715 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 3,364 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories. Judges gave 366 awards: 118 bronze; 125 silver, 107 gold and 16 grand gold. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,670 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 82 countries.CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.