STEVENS POINT  — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been recognized by an international association of educational institutions for its Alumni Days of Service program, UWSP announced recently.

The Midwest chapter of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education, or CASE, presented the university’s Alumni Relations Office with the Bronze Award for Best Practices in Alumni Relations as part of its 2018 Platinum Level Pride of CASE V Award Program.

Other institutions honored by CASE V in 2018 include Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana University and UW-Madison.

Started in 2017, UW-Stevens Point Alumni Days of Service was a part of the university’s annual Day of Giving as alumni chapters across the nation found ways to give back to their communities.

The program grew to nine locations in 2018, including a storytelling event held in New London that brought together alumna and actress Kathy Kinney, playing her role as Mrs. P, with several alumni authors, including Scott Langteau, for a community book drive.

Plans are underway to significantly expand the program with UW-Stevens Point’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2019. The Alumni Relations Office will lead the effort to have 125 Days of Service to mark this special milestone for the university.

“The heart of this program is the alumni volunteers,” said Laura Gehrman Rottier, director of Alumni Relations, in a UWSP news release. “Our university has a tradition of being committed to serving the communities in central and northern Wisconsin, and our alumni continue to be involved citizens whereever life has taken them.”

To learn more about the Alumni Days of Service or to host an event, email alumni@uwsp.edu

Photo courtesy UWSP. UW-Stevens Point alumni Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, from left, Kathy Kinney, Scott Langteau and Lisa Greyhill took part in a storytelling and book drive event at the New London Middle School in June as part of the Alumni Days of Service program.