CSU Career Matchmakers

Enterprising programs, people and plans to develop workforce-ready alumni

Michael Stiggers Jr.

His doo-wop Broadway debut and theatre career magic moment after CSU

Presidential Envoys

Meet CSU’s inaugural presidential ambassadors to represent Cougar Nation

IN THIS ISSUE

Columbus State is the university’s newly named and designed alumni magazine that highlights influential graduates and campus life at CSU. Read what’s happening at Cougar Nation in this edition:

Impactful Giving

“Coming from the private sector and in human resources, I’ve had the pleasure of hiring a lot of CSU graduates,” said Wayne Starks, a local businessman and CSU supporter. “Firsthand, I’ve seen the caliber of talent that comes out of CSU. It’s impressive.”

Alumni Engagement Q&A

Who exactly are the campus members making alumni engagement happen at CSU and beyond? Meet Greg Hudgison, CSU’s communications guru to the next generation of media professionals.

Southern Exposure

CSU alumni represent well in the Southeast region, and throughout the year, alumni participate in networking socials — from First Thursday; Alumni & Friends Regional Events; the Tower Society Donor Gala; and Homecoming.

Athletics Spotlight

Celebrating a decade of donating, nonprofit organization Tee It Up For Teammates is committed to continuing to help former CSU baseball players in need. Read how this community change agent gives back annually.

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