The UNI Alumni Association was awarded two bronze awards by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards.
The association won bronze in both advancement services—donor relations and alumni relations programs—marketing and branding for the work the organization did as part of its transition away from a dues-based membership to a more inclusive model that offers services to the more than 117,000 alumni of the university.
Declining membership in the UNI Alumni Association prompted an evaluation of the types of programs and services alumni and friends want and need to help make the association stronger. With research, beta testing and discussions, the UNI Alumni Association chose to transition to a non-dues, all-inclusive alumni association format where all alumni have access to programs and services. The focus is on keeping alumni informed and engaged with UNI.