GAA's Order of the Bell Tower Wins Top CASE Award

The oldest GAA-sponsored student group, Order of the Bell Tower, has received national recognition for its “Histories and Mysteries Tour,” an annual program launched in 2008 that is designed to acclimate new OBT members to the group.

The program leads the group on a specialized, private campus tour including myths and legends of campus. It begins in Wilson Library after hours and continues on a guided tour of the University.

OBT serves as the official student ambassadors and tradition keepers to the University. It was one of 18 winners at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) annual Network Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas. The CASE ASAP annual awards recognize outstanding student and adviser leadership and achievements as well as outstanding student educational advancement programming by member organizations.

More than 650 students and advisers from 133 student advancement organizations participated in this year’s convention. OBT was recognized in the category of Outstanding Internal Program.

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