Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alumni Association Update - May 2010

Alumni Association Advisory Board Meeting - June 9th
The Alumni Association Board will be meeting on Wednesday, June 9th, 6:00 pm at the MSUSA Office in Saint Paul. The Board will be continuing to move forward on it's three priorities: Mentorship, Advocacy, and Networking. The Board will also be electing a Chair.

Interim Chair Position Open

Applications for the Alumni Association Chair position will be accepted until June 8, 2010. Applications can be downloaded at Applicants should complete an application and submit it to Secretary/Treasurer Dusty Finke. The interim Chair position term will be until Spring 2011.

BBQ & St. Paul Saints Game
Around twenty guests attended the Alumni Association's spring networking event to BBQ and watch the St. Paul Saints on Saturday, May 15th in Saint Paul. Click here to see photos. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Job Opening: MSCSA Director of Policy
The Minnesota State College Student Association is accepting applications until June 17th for the Director of Policy position. This position will carry out the advocacy objectives of the association at a system, state, and federal level. Visit for more information.

Penny Program Golf Scramble
The Penny Program's 17th Annual Golf Scramble will be held on Thursday, June 3rd at The Jewel in Lake City, MN. With 30 teams registered, over $2,700 in raffle and silent auction items donated, and a training clinic happening, this year should turn out to be a great event! Visit for more information.

Penny Program Hiring Development Intern
The Penny Program would like to invite candidates to apply for the position of Development Intern by sending a resume and cover letter to Kari Winter by Wednesday, June 9th. Interns are asked to work 400 hours within a 6 month period mostly from the MSUSA Office in Saint Paul. The intern will be paid $3,000 per 400 hours. Please note in the cover letter if you would like to work July 2010 - December 2010 or July 2010 - June 2011. For more information please visit

Penny Program Announces Award Winners
The Penny Program would like to congratulate it's Spring 2010 award winners!
William Rohla is a student at MSU Moorhead and was awarded $5,000 to intern with Senator Kent Conrad in Washington D.C.
John Parro is a student at St. Cloud State University and was awarded $2,500 to intern with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in her Woodbury, MN office.
Shanna Decker is a student at Winona State University and was awarded $1,500 for her community service work with cancer and amputee patients.

Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship Announces Award Winner
The JPS Scholarship Advisory Board would like to congratulate Cheree Johnson, a student at Bemidji State University, for being chosen as the first JPS Scholarship award winner! Cheree will be given $500 to help cover the cost of her textbooks. Cheree is a sophomore, majoring in Marketing Communication. She believes, "Leadership is more than just knowing how to guide people. A true leader has courage, strength during adversity, and hope for the future." Visit for more information.

JPS Scholarship Wine Tasting Benefit
On Sunday, May 16th, Solo Vino held it's 2nd Annual Rosé Wine Tasting. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefited the JPS Scholarship and over $2,000 was raised! Thank you to Solo Vino and all the scholarship supporters who attended this fun event. Click here to see photos.

Como Properties Sold
MSUSA would like our alumni to know the office that MSUSA moved into at 106 and 108 Como Avenue in Saint Paul in 1987 sold yesterday. Check out the MSUSA Facebook page ( to see photos!