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