The Carlson School Alumni Board has been named the Outstanding Alumni Society of the Year by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA).

This award celebrates the outstanding total programming efforts of an alumni society in support of the UMAA, collegiate unit, and University of Minnesota.

"I want to thank the current alumni board as well as past alumni boards for taking alumni pride, engagement, and stewardship to the next level," said Executive Director of Corporate and Alumni Relations Morgan Kinross-Wright.

The criteria for the award is based in part on how the society has developed, delivered, or contributed to programming that engages alumni and how the society has been successful in recruiting and retaining engaged volunteers, as well as developing strategies used to increase alumni membership and program participation.

The Carlson School Alumni Board will receive the award at a special Alumni Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 16, at McNamara Alumni Center. More information can be found on the UMAA website.