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Student Alumni Leadership Council Wins National Competition

November 8, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University's Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) won a national award at the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) conference in August.

WIU SALC won the "Outstanding Tried and True Program" for "Paint the Paws," a yearly campus event where different faculty, clubs and groups on campus paint Rocky paws on University Drive. SALC began the program in 1988.

"We are extremely proud of the Student Alumni Leadership Council on receiving such a prestigious award," said Brad Bainter, vice president for Advancement and Public Services at WIU. "To receive national recognition from CASE, the organization that sets the standards and ethical framework for the Advancement profession, is a true testament to the caliber of students we have at Western Illinois University and as members of SALC here on our campus."

SALC entered their nomination and won at the District V level. With that, their application advanced to the national competition and won in August.

The WIU SALC is an extension of the WIU Alumni Association, is the only student organization that guarantees networking with WIU alumni and is the governing body for the Student Alumni Association. They collaborate with many other areas of campus serving as hosts, planning campus events, helping with alumni events and have a role in Homecoming festivities. They serve as Student Ambassadors assisting Admissions with campus tours for perspective students.


CASE is the professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

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Office of University Relations