The Fresh Rinse of Alumni Awards AKA Celebrating honorees during a pandemic

by Amanda Qubty

Now this is a story all about how

The Alumni Awards Luncheon got flipped-turned upside down

And I’d like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I’ll tell you how it became an opportunity to innovate and celebrate these honorees anywhere


In America, the pandemic was all the rage

Alumni Events + Outreach and DARCOMM worked together to figure out a new way to engage

Not at all chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool

We quickly came up with a plan using a really neat tool!

A video brochure with the videos of all the honorees

What an excellent way to steward and show each of them how much they mean[s]


Budgets were cut and tensions were high

But it all worked out and they looked so fly!

Honorees loved them

Collaboration between teams was cool

Innovation was happening

They were such a hit we were contacted by another school

[…to give them tips and info because they want to make video brochures too!]


Check out images from last year’s event here, and ooh and ahh at those beautiful floral arrangements. It’s almost like you’re not in Tate Grand Hall! Just joking, you are.

NOW take a look at this year’s video brochure! Each button on the bottom row has the 2+ minute video that DARCOMM, Alumni Events, and Alumni Outreach worked tirelessly on before and during the pandemic. Hop on over to the Alumni site to check out this year’s honorees and their videos.


Pardon my subpar rhymes. Ok, subsubsubpar rhymes.

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