Alumni Association Board Meeting Rescheduled
The Alumni Association Board meeting on Monday, August 23rd was canceled and has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 16th, 6:00 p.m. at the MSUSA Office.
23rd Annual Penny Program Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction
Join us for MSUSA's 23rd Annual Penny Program Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction on Friday, November 12th, 6-9 p.m. at the Saint Paul Union Depot. Justin McMartin, former State Chair, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies!
Alumni Give Advice at Board Training
Mike Swenson and Derek Hudyma, both Winona State University alumni, recently shared their advice with the new MSUSA Board and other student leaders. They shared what they did well during MSUSA, what they didn't do well, what they'd do the same, and what they'd do differently. Throughout the weekend, the students continued to mention advice that they'd heard earlier from the alumni. Thank you Mike and Derek for participating!
Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship Celebration a Success!
On Saturday, August 14th, student leaders and JPS Scholarship supporters gathered in Winona to thank the donors, celebrate giving out the first award and to celebrate reaching the $20,000 goal. Cheree Johnson, the award winner from Bemidji State University was present to speak about how the award has helped her to become a stronger student leader. You can watch a video of her speech by clicking here. Click here to view photos from the event.
Participate right now! Living With Student Debt Campaign
The Alumni Association is collecting information from MSUSA Alumni about how their student debt has affected them since they've graduated (for example: they can't buy houses or cars, have to take second jobs, can't pay bills, etc.). This information will be used during the next legislative session to show our legislatures how important it is to fund our state universities so that graduates can contribute to the economy after school. This information will also give our students insight into what to actually expect once they graduate. You can participate right now by clicking here and filling out the survey. Thanks!
Three New Alumni Spotlights
Click on the following links to read three Alumni Spotlights that were recently posted. Nicole Elkin is an MSUM graduate and currently running for a seat in the North Dakota State Legislature. Michael Holmes was the State Chair in 1982 and an SMSU graduate. He hired MSUSA's first Executive Director. Brent Glass was the State Chair in 1996 and was MSCSA's first Executive Director.
The Penny Program Advisory Board has one open seat for an MSUSA Alumni to serve in. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional contacts, learn new skills, and support a great cause. The application can be downloaded here.
Back to School
Students began classes again last week! Please contact student leaders from your campus to offer your assistance and advice. When our alumni become involved, our student advocacy efforts will become even stronger and Minnesota's public higher education will rise to the top!