The NC State Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program (AASAP) was selected as the nation’s most “Outstanding Tried and True Program” this weekend at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s National Affiliated Student Advancement Program Convention in New Orleans, La., beating out more than 300 college and universities for that honor.
The CASE award celebrates a particular program at a college or university that excels in outstanding student advancement programming.
NC State’s AASAP won the award in recognition of the organization’s role in leading the university’s 125th homecoming celebration in 2012. Student ambassadors planned and managed what is one of the largest student-led homecomings in the country.
AASAP President Taylor York and Homecoming Director Kathryn Howie were on hand in New Orleans to accept the award. They also gave a presentation at the conference to highlight NC State’s homecoming activities.
The national award was the latest in a run of success for the Student Ambassador Program that began with the district CASE awards in February. AASAP took home a District III award for the same honor, and Jim Gresham, coordinator of student programs for the Alumni Association, took home the District III Outstanding Advisor Award.