CCAD Introduces New Awards to Recognize Outstanding Grads


COLUMBUS, Ohio — In addition to The Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Excellence, Columbus College of Art & Design has added four more opportunities for the public to recognize outstanding CCAD grads.

Each year, CCAD invites the community to nominate notable alumni from Columbus College of Art & Design for Alumni Award recognition. This year, the college has added four more opportunities (in addition to The Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award) for the public to recognize CCAD graduates who have used their artistic excellence to create a significant impact on the everyday life of people and communities. 

The Alumni Awards categories are:

The Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Excellence is given to a CCAD alumnus who has earned prominence as a result of outstanding professional or artistic achievements.

Emerging Leader Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of alumni early into post-graduate life.

Commitment to Service Award honors a graduate who has demonstrated commitment in their personal or professional lives to the betterment of a community.

Arts Educator Award celebrates an alumnus who has shown exceptional skill as an art educator or a clear commitment to the field of art education.

Creative Entrepreneur Award celebrates a grad who has demonstrated success as an entrepreneur or innovator within an organization or the community at large.

Anyone may nominate a CCAD grad for alumni award recognition. Nominations are open Thursday, June 1, through Friday, June 30. More information here.



Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit



Jeannie Nuss
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Columbus College of Art & Design