CARSON AT 100

A pictorial look at The McCullers Centennial

JOEL BAKER

Atlanta fire chief, alumnus on importance of local leadership

PRODUCTION PIONEERS

Alumni trailblazers of Georgia’s film, TV industry

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:

“We are actively seeking to attract more and better students, and we need to help all those we can, in any way we can.” — CSU President Chris Markwood says as campaign nears its goal but reaches higher for student scholarships.

Alumni Engagement Q&A:

Who exactly are the campus members making alumni engagement happen at CSU and beyond? Meet De’Ana Singletary, a CSU nursing alumna who puts community, campus care first.

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

Lady Cougars’ Anita Howard achieves record titles and honors during her first year of coaching basketball at CSU. Read how the dynamic coach turned her student-athletes into Cougar Nation champions.

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