WSSU Has Its First Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Recipient

Regina Craven

Regina Craven

August 16, 2011
    Regina Craven, annual fund coordinator in the Advancement Department at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), is the school’s first recipient of a Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

    CASE provides 20 scholarships nationally each year for individuals who have three or fewer years of advancement experience to attend professional development conferences.  Selection is based upon career potential and experience, as well as resources available for career development.  The program honors Virginia Carter Smith, former CASE president and Currents magazine founder, who was a strong advocate of advancing the careers of women and minorities.

    Craven joined WSSU’s advancement area in May 2010 and is responsible for day-to-day project management including serving as the primary liaison for event coordination.  She also assists with faculty and staff giving programs and supports the annual fund direct mail strategies.  Prior to WSSU, she had been public relations and recruitment coordinator for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Services, Inc.  A Winston-Salem native, Craven earned her undergraduate degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from High Point University.

   CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.  It is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership, which includes more than 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 74 countries.

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