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Distinguished Alumni Award


College for Creative Studies alumni are makers and creators that communicate dreams, shape our daily interactions with the world around us, and are essential to the cultural advancement of our communities.

The College for Creative Studies’ Distinguished Alumni Award seeks to recognize CCS graduates who best exemplify what it means to be a creative leader. Alumni who have exhibited outstanding professional or artistic achievements, exceptional leadership in their community, a dedication to service, and a commitment to the advancement of artistic education should be considered for this award.

Nominees must be graduates of CCS and show a dedication to using their creative talents to create a positive impact in their personal and professional communities. Nominees must not have won the award previously.  Current members of the CCS Board of Trustees and Alumni Council are not eligible.

The 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winner will be recognized during May commencement.


Prior Recipients

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2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Nina Bianchi ’04 , Communication Design

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

Kevin Beasley ’07, Art Practice (Fine Arts)

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