Hallie Bills, Student Engagement and Outreach Coordinator; Angie Schmucker, VP Development and Alumni Relations; Amanda Fylan, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement


Winter 2017

Alumni Accolades

Oakland University's alumni engagement team wins bronze

The work of the Oakland University alumni engagement team was recognize d at this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education annual conference in December. The Pride of CASE V Awards Program honors member institutions from the Great Lakes District (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) based on their work to promote institutional advancement.

Leadership OU was awarded the bronze award in the platinum category, Best Practices in Alumni Relations. This category recognizes exemplary programs, projects and initiatives in alumni relations that serve as models for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, achieve significant results and utilize innovative practices.

Leadership OU is a mentoring program in which alumni engage with the University while actively contributing to students’ lives. The program capitalizes on the high volume of Oakland University alumni who live and work in the surrounding metropolitan community to create mutually beneficial, meaningful relationships between students and alumni.

For more information on Leadership OU or to get involved, please contact Hallie Bills at