Connect with NC State, a web-based program designed to help employees develop a strong relationship with the university, has been recognized by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Connect won first place in ACUI’s Steal This Idea competition in digital campaign—professional staff and a grand award in CASE’s Southeast District 3 awards in programs and projects.
Created by the Staff Diversity Advisory Board, the Connect with NC State website was designed by John Starbuck, member of the board and web developer for Campus Enterprises. Starbuck dubbed it the “Employee Bucket List.”
Modeled after Student Government’s “52 Things To Do Before You Graduate,” the Connect with NC State website offers a larger list of activities and traditions that staff and faculty can participate in to nurture a sense of campus connection.
Connect with NC State is promoted to all new employees through orientation and employees are encouraged to participate in the program by the opportunity to win prizes such as football tickets with parking passes to each home game, performances sponsored by Arts NC State, tickets to the International Festival of Raleigh and clothing from the NC State bookstore.