PASAQUAN

Inside CSU’s newest cultural crown jewel

KIM LESTER

Alumna inspires NextGen writers, explorers

INVESTITURE

The inauguration of President Markwood

IN THIS ISSUE

Debuting spring 2016, Columbus State is the university’s newly named and designed alumni magazine that highlights influential graduates and campus life at CSU. Peruse what’s taking place at Cougar Nation in this edition:

Impactful Giving:

CSU’s First Choice Comprehensive Campaign receives an artistic boost through folk art gift Pasaquan, the university’s newest cultural environment located near Buena Vista, Georgia. Pledges to the campaign have already topped $82 million toward a total goal of $106.5 million.

Alumni Engagement Q&A:

Who exactly are the campus members making alumni engagement happen at CSU and beyond? Meet Jennifer Joyner, director of alumni and donor engagement and executive director of the CSU Alumni Association.

Southern Exposure:

CSU alumni represent well in the Southeast region — from Huntsville, Alabama, down to Miami, Florida. Throughout the year, alumni participate in networking socials such as First Thursday; Alumni & Friends Regional Events; the Tower Society Donor Gala; and Homecoming.

Nicole Corcione:

The Columbus State All-American scores big in the nation and region, epitomizing what a true “student-athlete” represents at Cougar Nation. Learn how Nicole balanced soccer and school to become both Peach Belt Conference and Southeast Region “Player of the Year.”

Read & React

Love the new look of the magazine; very fresh and modern looking!
Love it, especially the info on Pasaquan.
I am a CSU Alumni from the class of 2005. I hold a BFA and now work as the editor of the Ledger-Enquirer's monthly arts and entertainment publication called the Big ToDo. I just wanted to say how impressed I am by this new format of the alumni magazine and website. They are both wonderful! Congratulations to all involved. Thank you for your excellent work. I am proud to be a graduate of CSU and love seeing all of the progress being made in so many areas. Keep up the great work.
As the editor of the alumni magazine, the goal was to create a modern print-to-digital publication that continued to strengthen our connection to CSU alumni. Digital media is transforming constantly, so we needed to give our traditional magazine a 21st-century, responsive facelift. Now, alumni can interact with original content in new, creative ways.
I am excited about the new magazine's name, look and feel. We're trying hard to communicate the excitement, growth, energy and success we are seeing at Columbus State University. I think the new magazine better reflects that "buzz" that many of us see on campus.
Columbus State University's social networks are expanding daily to provide the perfect medium for students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters of Cougar Nation to connect, or reconnect, in meaningful ways. By adding social elements to the alumni magazine, we now have a print and digital publication that will transform your relationship from “former classmate” to "friend."
Tell us what you think of our new name and look: Email editor Candace Morrow at morrow_candace@ColumbusState.edu