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A Ye in Review JULY 2008

The University was awarded one of seven statewide Minnesota Campus Compact Grants to fund an evaluation and inventory of civic engagement efforts at SMSU. Through the Office of Civic Engagement, SMSU encourages students to engage the community and region through volunteer efforts and outreach programs. The NCAA announced that the SMSU women’s basketball team earned the 10th highest grade-point-average in Division II during the 2007-08 season. The Mustangs also led the conference in GPA, and boasted seven NSIC All-Academic players. Final preparations for the opening of the Regional Event Center continued. Finishing work continued throughout the facility, including laying the playing surface, and adding striping and field markings necessary for athletic events. Over 1,000 people attended a memorial service in the R/A Facility for former Mustang basketball player Andy Wiersma, who died in a tragic auto accident on July 27, 2008. Wiersma’s personal qualities endeared him to those he came in contact with. He was a four-time winner of the Mustang Award, given yearly to a Mustang player who best exemplifies the team’s ideals. Following his graduation, the team chose to rename it the Andy Wiersma Mustang Award.

AUGUST 2008 SMSU faculty, staff and athletic teams welcomed freshmen students to campus by helping them move in, kicking off Gold Rush Days, a chance for the class of 2012 to acclimate themselves to the university and make the transition from high school to college life.

Dr. Thomas Jackson, Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Louisville, was the keynote speaker at Convocation. The SMSU alumnus is a former Student Association president at the SMSU and talked to new students about the “Three F’s — Family, Faculty and Friends.”

SEPTEMBER 2008 Native American activist Winona LaDuke delivered a public address on sustainability. LaDuke, Ralph Nader’s vicepresidential running mate on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000, is an internationally respected environmental activist. Homecoming 2008 had a theme of “SMSU Rocks!” Seven people were honored with Alumni Awards, including Robert Norbie, 1974; Mark Sunwall, 1974; Annette Atkins, 1972; Robert Larsen, Director of Counseling; the late Eric Markusen, sociology professor and genocide scholar; Lenny Pippin, former president of The Schwan Food Company, and his wife, Judy, both avid SMSU supporters.

OCTOBER 2008 Josh Gracin, an American Idol finalist in that show’s second season, performed in the R/A Facility. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights held a forum, “Making Accommodations in a Diverse Community: What’s Fair, What’s Nice and What’s Required by Law,” in the Conference Center. The forum focused on accommodations for religious practices, for those with disabilities, and those with limited English proficiency.

July - December 2008 SMSU Residence Life hosted children from the region at the annual Residence HALLoween event.

NOVEMBER 2008 SMSU hosted a Renewable Energy Roundtable on Nov. 14. Attending were District 13B Rep. Al Juhnke and 7th District U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson, among others. SMSU Assistant Professor of Music Russell Svenningsen and adjunct music instructor Julie Grive were featured in the world premier of the Heartland Opera Troupe’s “The Trickster and the Troll,” which debuted in Sioux Falls, S.D. International Education Week was celebrated at the University Nov. 17-21 with a theme, “Fostering Global Responsibility and Leadership.”

DECEMBER 2008 The annual Fall Forensics Showcase highlighted the performances of team members and the presentations they gave competitively during the fall forensics season. Chemistry Professor Jay Brown and a trio of former SMSU students had their research findings published in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Their findings chronicled five years of research centering on the reduction pathways of atrazine.

 Arts

CELEBRATION The third annual Fine Arts Celebration was held April 16-May 7, 2009 and featured plays, vocal and instrumental music concerts, student displays and performances, photography exhibits, faculty and student readings, a tribute to the late Bill Holm, and a late night Iron Pour seen here.


TO MAKE HER MARK When SMSU senior Nissa Nordland says she loves the theater, she means she loves the theater. “(Retired Theatre Professor) Bill Hezlep always says that to me, ‘You love it more than anything, don’t you?’ I do. It’s something I need every day.” The Theatre Arts major from Albert Lea, Minn., has appeared in 15 Mainstage plays over her career, not to mention many Black Box shows, including her senior showcase “The Redhead Project.” She’s experienced all aspects of theatre, from directing to costuming to designing, but prefers to be on stage. It’s her oxygen. The drive she possesses has led to five nominations for acting honors at the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), the Oscars of college theatre. She’s also received a sound design nomination, and won a trio of cast ensemble merit awards, where the entire cast of an SMSU production is nominated for honors by an attending KCACTF judge. Graduate school is in her future. “I know I’ll push until I do something in this craft,” she said. “It’s what I want. It’s what I am.”


IN THE CLASSROOM Students who enter the Education program at SMSU get plenty of opportunities to be in front of a classroom before their senior-year student teaching experience. “We’re unique in the number of times our students do get field experiences, from their freshman year all the way through to student teaching,” said Dr. Wendy Claussen, Associate Professor of Education, one of the two biggest programs at the University. “Our Education students, in one form or another, get field experience every year.” Part of Claussen’s job is to supervise student teachers. Public schools within an 80-mile radius contract with SMSU each year for student teachers, she said, and in her position, she’s able to witness the maturation of students who grew up wanting to have their own classroom. “Nothing is as rewarding as seeing a student’s progression, seeing them shine,” she said. And while many personality traits go into the making of a good teacher — passion, flexibility, organizational skills, empathy, professionalism, among them — none is as important as passion. “That’s the one, that’s where it begins,” she said. “That’s what sets teachers apart.”

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Southwest Minnesota State University hosted a group of 13 doctoral students from Udon Thani Rajabhat University of Thailand in October 2008, to kick off a four-year agreement between the two universities. The 13 doctoral students spent three weeks on campus. They took a graduate course in Education from SMSU, and worked with area school administrators as part of their Ph.D. program at Rajabhat University. They studied U.S. schools at the elementary, junior high and high school levels, observing how schools operate in southwest Minnesota while having the opportunity to interview teachers and administrators at participating schools. Counseling and Testing Director Bob Larsen initiated the agreement between institutions. His wife, Premjit, is from Thailand. A Global Studies cluster to Thailand is planned as part of the collaboration. The SMSU Jazz Band will also travel to Thailand in 2010 for a series of concerts.

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The number of students taking online summer courses at the University has grown dramatically since they were first offered six years ago. For the first time, the number of online courses taken outpaced the number of on-campus courses taken during summer session. The increased availability of online courses and their convenience helped make the 2009 summer semester enrollment the largest in school history. It’s a trend that will continue, said Dr. David Patterson, Associate Professor of Accounting and one of the first to teach online courses at SMSU. He taught online exclusively the past year-and-ahalf. “I’m a firm believer in online education,” he said. New technology makes the experience more immediate and hands-on for the students, and Patterson believes, under the right conditions, online courses rival courses delivered in the traditional classroom setting. Keeping up with advancing online delivery technology allows SMSU to increase its number of undergraduate and graduate course offerings, which makes the University more attractive to students both from within the region, and across the country.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTION Southwest Minnesota State University hosts over 3,000 elementary-age students from across the region at a trio of conferences during the year. Sponsored by the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative and hosted by SMSU, they include the Young Writers Conference, Young Artists Conference and Science and Nature Conference. The Young Artists and Science and Nature Conferences are for those in grades K-8, while the Young Writers Conference is for those in grades 3-8. “We saw it as an opportunity to get exposure to the arts in areas they wouldn’t get in schools,” said Sue Gorecki, coordinator of student activities for the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative. Instructors from SMSU and the region conduct the sessions which are filled with fun, engaging hands-on activities throughout the day. Students from the 18-county area travel to SMSU to participate.

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The SMSU Campus Call Center connects current students to alumni, family, friends, and prospective students of SMSU. A staff of nearly 30 students make calls throughout the year in an effort to update records, keep you connected to campus, and garner your financial support. Each student makes an average of 125 calls per night. Thanks to our generous alumni, family and friends, the Phonathon continues to grow each year. Your support provides funding for scholarships, university-wide program enhancements and special projects. Donating through the Phonathon is a way to invest in SMSU and stay connected. Perhaps the best reason to give through this program is to show your support for Southwest. Take a few minutes to talk with these students. Ask about campus life and share a story of your own experience at Southwest.


SCIENCE LABS Science lab improvements continue at the University, resulting in up-to-date space that greatly enhances the classroom experience. The Anatomy/Physiology Lab and Chemistry Lab received $545,000 in renovations, funded by a science initiative within the state bonding bill, to create state-of-the-art facilities to improve science and technology education and experience for SMSU students. The Anatomy/Physiology Lab project includes smart classroom technology, new flooring, ceiling, cabinets, and fume hoods. A new layout features six pods where students sit. Three of the pods are wheelchair accessible. Six computer workstations fill one wall, and eight telescopes on adjustable tables occupy the back of the lab. “It’s just so much more efficient having this layout, versus the long tables we used to have,” said Dr. Sandy Craner, Associate Professor of Biology. “It’s a more lively environment. There is more interaction between the students, and we’re able to do different activities in different areas.”


IN THE COMMUNITY Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Will Thomas incorporates real-life experience in his classroom but with a special mission — to assist low- and moderate-income people prepare their income taxes. Collaborating with Western Community Action for the past three years, Thomas’ students prepare tax returns for income-eligible clients. In 2009, a dozen students completed training and certification in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and aided 577 local individuals. Volunteer Michael Wulf, a senior accounting major from Sioux Falls, S.D., worked with his classmates to help Western Community Action clients receive $913,725 in income tax refunds. Thomas said it’s a good way for his students to take what they master in the classroom and apply it in a unique and practical way. “Volunteering this way benefits the students in so many ways. They are learning, doing something that gives back to the community and gives them the satisfaction of helping others.”

“That is why I have written, and intend to continue, until someone among you takes up the happy work of keeping the chain letter of the soul moving along into whatever future will come.”

– B Hm A quote from Bill’s Artist’s Statement in the McKnight Distinguished Artist Publication, 2008. Reprinted with permission. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Chapman Photography

Reming BILL HOLM

Bill Holm was a giant of a man, both literally, and figuratively. Standing six-and-a-half-feet tall, Bill was a beloved English professor at SMSU for 27 years, retiring at the end of fall semester 2008. He died unexpectedly of complications from pneumonia on Feb. 25, 2009 while returning from Arizona. He was 65. Bill was an immensely talented poet, essayist and musician who was named the winner of the prestigious McKnight Distinguished Artist Award in 2008. He wrote 16 books, innumerable essays and other pieces, and was considered a state treasure. Some of his other titles included Boxelder Bug Variations (1985), Coming Home Crazy (2000), Eccentric Islands (2000) and Playing the Black Piano (2004). He loved to travel and experience new people and ideas, yet always returned to his beloved Minneota, Minn., which he wrote about in his book, The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth. Bill was fiercely proud of his Icelandic heritage and spent summers in a cabin called Brimnes in Hofsos, Iceland. Bill was a champion of everyman and railed against societal injustices. He wrote everything longhand, on yellow legal pads, and delighted in the fact he did not own a computer or a television.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL The Southwest Minnesota State men’s basketball team put together one of the most memorable seasons in school history in 2008-09, winning both the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and NCAA Central Region championships. For the first time in school history, SMSU hosted the NCAA Region Tournament and entered the eight-team tournament as the No. 1 seed with a record of 25-6. Playing in front of a packed RA Facility, SMSU downed Northern State in the quarterfinals and Minnesota State, Mankato in the semifinals. SMSU beat Augustana 73-60 in the championship game, played to a record crowd of nearly 4,000 fans. It was the University’s second regional championship in school history and propelled the team to the national Elite Eight Division II tournament, played in Springfield, Mass. SMSU lost to eventual national runner-up Cal Poly Pomona 79-74 in the first round. Unselfish play was the hallmark of the team as, amazingly, not one Mustang player averaged double figures in scoring throughout the championship season, making it a true team effort and success.

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends, The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation is pleased to share with you our 2008-2009 Annual Report. We would like to thank and recognize those whose time, talents and financial contributions have so generously supported the University. This past year was a challenging one, but still very impactful for the Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation. The pressures of the economic climate and the turmoil in the financial markets had their negative impacts on alumni giving and endowment performance. However, the Foundation was well positioned to weather this downturn and several strategic investments, including our Foundation Residence Apartments and a sports marketing program on campus, have helped raise additional revenue to maintain a high level of private support. The support from countless alumni and friends gave us the ability to contribute nearly $5.5 million back to the University with over $720,000 going directly to student scholarships. The SMSU Foundation received a record $4,098,957 in contributions, revenue and support this past year, the largest total in the history of the Foundation. This was made possible by the generosity of 5,531 donors. The total net assets of the Foundation, however, dropped from $8,644,130 to $6,682,031, primarily as a result of the market downturn and the final transfer of dollars and equipment to the University in support of the new Regional Event Center. As you read through this report, please note all of the individuals and businesses that have so generously supported Southwest Minnesota State University. While this report lists only those donors who have given over $100 or more this past fiscal year, a complete listing of all donors is on display in the Alumni Heritage Gallery located on campus in the Student Center. No matter what the size of the gift, please know that each and every gift is important and appreciated by SMSU. On behalf of the SMSU Foundation Board of Directors, thank you for all that you do to make Southwest Minnesota State a great University. Sincerely,

Bill Mulso Executive Director SMSU Foundation



Bruce Saugstad, President Kristi Mukomela, 1st Vice President Brad Winkelman, 2nd Vice President Daniel Koster, Secretary/Treasurer Robert Gunther, Past President Robert Aufenthie Julie Bleyhl Dean Bloemke Deb Boulton Timothy Burns Leland Bush Vonnie Carda Bill DeLay Lee French Christine Fritsche Sheldon Haaland Dorene KronkeMcCourt Maren Larson

Jan Loft Roger Madison Richard Maertens Marilyn McLaughlin Mary Meaden Roger Mohr Orian Muecke Ken Mukomela Mike Rich Brittany Sandager Linda Sanders Diane Taylor Bill Toulouse Eve Wyffels

Interest Income $117,283

Matching Gift $24,894

Business $1,178,244

Friends $2,511,050 Alumni $280,293 Faculty & Staff $104,476


FOUNDATION SUPPORT as of June 30, 2009

Fundraising $421,020

Academic & Program Support $249,431 Scholarships $723,605

University Development $3,944,862



Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report Summary The Campaign for Southwest, a $17.2 million dollar fund-raising campaign to build support for Southwest Minnesota State University, successfully closed on June 30, 2009 with just over $24 million in contributions and pledges. The following is a snapshot of our campaign priorities and the dollars that have been raised in support of those initiatives through this campaign.

Support for Students and Faculty - $10 million Our campaign priorities were to: • •

Enhance undergraduate scholarships through endowments to support merit and need based Increase the library acquisitions endowment to assist in acquiring the books, journals and materials necessary to support academic programs

Provide new and upgraded technology in support of research and learning with the purchase of laboratory and technological equipment and the renovation of lab spaces

Establish an endowment to support curricular innovation and development while increasing opportunities for student/faculty research and professional development

Dollars contributed and pledged: $14 million

Support for Signature Programs - $4 million Our campaign priorities were to: •

Provide support for the Culinology® program component of our Hotel/Restaurant Industries program in to order enhance curricular development consistent with changes in the field

Establish an endowment to support the environmental sciences program with a focus on developing curriculum in sustainable agriculture and the science of agriculture

Enhance the endowments that provide support for liberal arts, fine and performing arts, education and business with a focus on curricular innovations and faculty development consistent with programs of distinction

Dollars contributed and pledged: $2.5 million

Support for Campus Projects - $3.2 million Specific projects included: •

Renovation of HRI, Culinology® and science laboratories

Development of the Alumni Plaza to provide recreational, socializing and walking areas between the new Student Center, R/A Facility and Residence Halls

Support for the new Regional Event Center that was partially funded by both public and private dollars. The facility houses regional, cultural, entertainment, educational and sporting events on campus

Dollars contributed and pledged: $7.5 million

Total Dollars Contributed and Pledged: $24 million The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation would like to thank the countless alumni, friends, faculty and staff who helped make this campaign a success. The University has changed the lives of many people, and without your generosity, many of our accomplishments would not have been possible.


Coming F 2010

H R OF DONORS Presidential Benefactors Society

Presidential Fellows Society

Landmark Society

President’s Society

$50,000 - $99,999 cum.

$5,000 - $9,999 cum.

$250,000 - $499,999 cum.

$1,000,000 + cum.

Cornerstone Society

Benefactors Society

Bellows Club

$25,000 - $49,999 cum.

Founders Club

Presidential Patrons Society

$100,000 - $249,999 cum.

$500,000 - $999,999 cum.

PRESIDENTIAL BENEFACTORS SOCIETY Business Aramark Corporation The Schwan Food Company PRESIDENTIAL PATRONS Alumni & Friends Oscar & Cora Sather Business Schwan's Shared Services, LLC PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWS SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Walter & Arthur Anderson Karen LeShufy D. C. McFarland Business Otto Bremer Foundation Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group CORNERSTONE SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Deeann Griebel '80 Charles & Dorothy McGuiggan Earl Olson Business Archer Daniels Midland Co. Bremer Bank Buuck Family Foundation CHS Foundation Minnesota Corn Growers Assoc. Minnesota Soybean Growers Assoc. SMSU Booster Club Southwest Initiative Foundation LANDMARK SOCIETY Alumni & Friends *David & Cecelia Danahar Mark Edelmann '75 & Leslie Edelmann Josie Haaland Sheldon & Margery Haaland Mildred L. Madden Ralph Manwarren

University Society

Century Club

$100 - $499 annually

$1,000 - $4,999 annually

$500 - $999 annually

$10,000 - $24,999 cum. Thomas McCourt & Dorene Kronke-McCourt '73 Ann Peters Thomas & Linda Sanders Business Bank of the West - Marshall Carr Properties East River Electric Power Coop. First USA Bank, N.A. Great Plains Natural Gas Co. Hy-Vee Food Store KMHL Broadcasting R & G Construction Ralco Nutrition, Inc. Slumberland of Marshall The McFarland Company Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA BENEFACTOR SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Joseph & Cathy Amato Jerrold Cohen & Diane Cohen '72 *Doug & JoAnne Fraunfelder William Hezlep *Jack & *Mary Hickerson *Steven Kramer & *Beth Weatherby *Robert & Premjit Larsen John & Esther McLaughlin Orian Muecke '75 & Sue Muecke Kenneth & Gwen Mukomela *William Mulso '93 & *Stacie Mulso '94 John Paxton '71 & Kathy Paxton '69 Maxine Pierson Lenny & Judy Pippin *Michael & Arlene Rich Thomas Sand David & Marlys Simpson Dan & Mary Snobl '88 Michael & Karen Sterner Mary Jane Striegel Doug & Karen Sweetland Joseph & Eileen VanWie Agnes Zwach Business Ameriprise Financial - Tom VanderHagen

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center Basin Electric Power Cooperative Borch's Sporting Goods, Inc. Bremer Financial Corporation Bremer Trust Company of MN Burger King of Marshall Cattoor Oil Company, Inc. D & G Excavating D & M Implement, Inc. Ecolab Foundation Great River Energy Har-Mar Foods, Inc.- Hardees Heartland Consumers Power District Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP ING ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. K.T.'s Kitchens, Inc. Land O'Lakes Foundation Lockwood Motors, Inc. Lyon-Lincoln Electric Coop. Marshall Independent Material Distributors, Inc. McLaughlin & Schulz, Inc. Merck Partnership for Giving Midwest United Insurance Services, Inc. Midwest Wireless of Mankato Minnwest Bank, M.V. Paxton Signs, Inc. PPG Industries Foundation Quarnstrom & Doering, P.A. Rock-Tenn Company Runnings Farm and Fleet Schott Foundation Southwest Tour & Travel State Farm Companies Foundation Subway Viking Coca Cola Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Western Printing Company UNIVERSITY SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Randy Abbott & Jill Buitendyk '92 *Timothy Alcorn '89 & Caroline Alcorn '90

Duane & Gail Anderson Harvey Angel '73 Robert Archbold Robert Aufenthie & Ramona Nagel Bonnie Babcock Michael Bjerkesett '71 Greg & Paula Boerboom '91 Charles & Katherine Bonifas Leland Bush '73 & Pamela Bush '72 Edward & Linda Carberry Duane & *Debra Carrow '94 Jim & Kim Christianson Esther Cooper *Scott & *Laura Crowell Donald & Phyllis Danielson Debbie Denbeck Rick & Linda Dennis David & Carol Drown Terry & Roxanne Eberle Willard & Colleen Engel Ed & Connie Evans Neil Frost '93 & *Stacy Frost '93 Sandra Fuhr '90 David Grong '76 & Linda Grong Mabel Grong Brian & Kristin Gruhot '93 G. B. Gunlogson Robert Gunther '77 & Jill McCartney Tom & Fran Hill *Christopher Hmielewski '98 & Mary Jo Hmielewski '04 Keigh & Arlene Hubel Ludwig & Inez Huso Robert Jacobson & Jill Vroman Robert Johnson & Alma Cater Violet Johnson Eileen Jones Richard Jorgensen '72 & Barbara Jorgenson Michael Kramer '94 & Alecia Kramer '94 Vincent & Anne LaPorte Dennis Larson '71 & *Maren Larson '89 John & Dorothy Lasher Rena Lockwood Susan Madsen

Richard & Irene Maertens Walter L. Mann C. Paul & *Carole Martin Bill & Roz McCormack John V. or Esther McLaughlin Harvey McVey George & Rise Mitchell Roger & Constance Mohr Gordon & Jenice Molitor Ruth Mortier Doug & *Sandy Mosch '79 Charles Myrbach Kenneth & Janice Noyes Vincent & Marcy Pellegrino Stella Peterson *David Pichaske & Michelle Payne Pichaske '88 Doug Pilgrim & *Jan Loft Warren & Ardella Quarnstrom Thaddeus Radzilowski Lloyd & Linnea Raymond David & Bette Reeder Thomas Roberts & Deanna Getschel Roberts *Don Robertson '84 & Marci Robertson Alvin Rusk & Joan Rusk '82 Bruce Saugstad '89 & Linda Saugstad '90 Michael Springman '73 & Tracey Springman Mark & Claudia Stenson Dan & Kathy Sussner Eileen Thomas *Gerald & Mary Toland '96 Doug & Carole Treadway Robert Walker '98 & Nancy Walker '02 Patrick Wands '85 David Weiner Mike & Lorraine Weverka Dale W. Youngern *James & *Marianne Zarzana Business Affiliated Community Medical Center AgriBank AgStar Financial Services

This Honor Roll of Donors lists annual contributors of gifts of $100 or more for the period between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009, and cumulative gifts and pledges of $5,000 or more. While gifts of any amount are very much appreciated, this report contains only those in the Century Club or higher. Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this report. If you see any discrepancies, please contact the SMSU Foundation. A complete listing of donors is available in the Alumni Heritage Gallery.

Alltel Corporation American Legion Post #113 Anton Chevrolet Becker Iron & Metal Company Best Western Marshall Inn Bisbee Plumbing & Heating Bornhoft Concrete, Inc. Breyfogle Auto Sales Burger King Corporation Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration Cars Limited CHS Inc. Coca Cola Bottlers' Foundation Cottonwood Co-op Oil Company Cowles Media Company Credit Bureau of Marshall, Inc. Davisco Foods International, Inc. Domino's Pizza Duane Anderson Chartered First Independent Bank Great Plains Sports, LLC Gregory G Lecy, D.D.S. Heartland Corn Products Henle Printing Company Hormel Foods Corporation Hubbard Foundation KHC Construction, Inc. Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce McNeely Foundation MDU Resources Foundation Meier Electric, Inc. Midwest Ag Enterprises, Inc. Midwest Aviation Midwest Wireless of Willmar Minehart McKee & Associates Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Minnesota Pork Board Minnwest Bank, M.V. Nationwide Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc. Perkin's Family Restaurant Prairie Pride Cooperative Preferred One Prudential Foundation Red Rock Rural Water System Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative Southwest Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Strategic Marketing Services, Inc. The Farm Credit System Foundation, Inc. Tholen Auto Sales, Inc. United FCS Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #742 PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Frederick Almer & *Debra Almer '76 David Anastasi '82 & Joyce Anastasi Adrian & Claudia Anderson '81 Douglas Anderson Michelle Anderson '88 Mabel V. Anderson

Kevin Anundson '82 & Karla Anundson Wilfredo & Alice Apostol Shirlee Bailey Bradley Baune Gary & Marjory Becker Dale Berkner '78 & Dianne Berkner Eli & Mary Berry Brian & Krista Bjella '96 *Paul & Nancy Blanchard *Tyler Bowen '95 & Susan Bowen '95 Brian & Kathy Brandt Thomas Brutscher '85 Julie Caron Tom Caron Greg & Sue Cattoor Jim & Kim Checkel Stanley & Katherine Claussen Edmond & Nina Conway Bruce Cox & Constance Smith-Cox *Terrence Culhane '78 & Sandra Culhane '78 Hugh & Linda Curtler Jeremy Daberkow John & Stephanie DeVos Martin & Betsy Draper John & *Pat Drown '71 Tim & Marlene Dufault Eric & Neenah Eben '04 Conrad & Marcia Eckstrom Faye Eckternacht *Eric & Brandy Eidsness Robert & Maryann Eliason Dave & Pam Epperly Cam & Joanne Fanfulik Robert & Sandra Fenske Daniel Fischer & Jan Nordin-Fischer Terrence Fogarty '82 & Karen Fogarty Oliver & Mary Ford Joann Fredrickson '84 Steve & Linda Fruechte Jim & Jan Fuhrmann Randy & Pamela Galbraith '80 Pete Gaskell & Julia Gaskell '83 LaVern & *Pat Gawarecki Thomas Good '73 & Annette Good Forrest Gorter '73 & Mary Ferron Curtis & Kristy Griffin Steve Groenewold & Joanne Groenewold '74 Shane Hastings '92 & Penny Hastings Darin & Nancy Hegland Don Hein & Julie Hein '71 Lois Henkel '72 Marvin & Jan Hey Mark Hodder '87 & Xunyu Qian Gerald Hoffbeck & *Sandy Hoffbeck '74 Brian & Sandi Hoffman Michael Holmes '85 James Hubley '74 & Barbara Hubley '75 *Brent & Mary Jeffers '02 Owen Jensen '71 & Darlene Jensen James & Ann John '77 David Johnson '72 & Lourdes Vasquez De Johnson

Randy & Deb Johnson Michael Kaczmarek '98 & Lyn Kaczmarek Ralph & Mena Kaehler Randy & Susan Kamrath Charles Kauffman James Kerkaert & *Debra Kerkaert '88 John Kern '75 & Lynda Kern '77 *Jeff Kolnick & Rosa Tock Todd Konietzko '85 & Kelly Konietzko '84 Richard Kontz & Marilyn Kontz '71 Michael Kopp & *Vicky Brockman '82 *Charles Kost & *Elizabeth Desy David & *Brittany Krull '04 Stephen Krumpe & Paula Nelson '72 Marilyn Leach Gregory & Rebecca Lecy H. W. Linder Daniel & Kim Lippert *Kelly Loft '97 & Kari Loft '96 Joel Mathiowetz Darlene Mattke '74 Mike & Sharon Maxwell Ronald & Marilyn McLaughlin Tom & Liz McLaughlin Perry & Lou Ann Meyer Bruce Mitlyng & *Debra Mitlyng '85 Kristi Mukomela '80 Chuck Muller & *Rosalie Muller '85 David Musser '81 & Tammy Musser '81 David & Judith Nass Girard Parnell '71 & Diane Parnell *William Pavot Craig Pellerin Lloyd & Rennae Petersen '86 Duke Pogatchnik Don & Mary Polfliet Karl Porisch '03 & Shirley Anderson-Porisch Gregory Posch & Diane Nagel '73 David Potter '77 Daniel Reed '76 Robert Reinhart '75 Jean Replinger Michael & Rosemary Rizzo Anthony & Michelle Rossman James & Aileen Rowe Steve & Juli Sanders Larry & Dawn Schiavo Mike & Susan Schneider *Robert Schwoch '02 *George & Peggy Seldat Richard & Mary Shearer Sherwin Skar & Kathy Jones James Smalley & Sara Runchey Richard & Carol Spencer '97 *Gregory Stemen '01 John & Margaret Suedbeck Jerry & Linda Svoboda Randy & Leann Tatge David Taylor & Diane Taylor '75 Doug Theis David Thomas

* denotes SMSU employee

Eric & Tamara Thorn William Toulouse '94 & Traci Toulouse Joseph & Shirley VanOverbeke Timothy & Mary Jean Waibel Darrel Wiener '75 & Karen Wiener '74 Mark & Michelle Wilcox Joe & Jane Willett Thomas & DeVonna Zeug James & Emily Zwach Business 3M Foundation All My Favorites Alliance Pipeline L.P. American Hotel Foundation, Inc. AmericInn Motel & Suites Annexstad Family Foundation BENCO Electric Cooperative Brownlee & Hayes, Inc. Charter Communications Co. Chase Manhattan Foundation Chemical Bank City Looks Comfort Inn Communicating for Agriculture Deluxe Check Printers Foundation Edelmann Management Co. The Equitable Foundation Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Clarkfield Farmland Foundation Floor to Ceiling Store Floyd Wild Trucking, Inc. Gene's Sporting Goods, Inc. of Marshall Gene's Sporting Goods, Inc. of Minneota Granite Falls Bank Horty Elving & Associates, Inc. J. R. Farms, Inc. Jennie-O Turkey Store Kyle B. Petersen Farms Lake Beverage Company Landmark Bistro Larson's Home Furnishings - Marshall Ludowese A E Inc. Lyon County Farm Service JV Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau McDonald's of Marshall McDonald's of Redwood Falls Michael R Thomas, DDS Minnesota FFA Foundation Minnesota Pork Producers Assoc. Monsanto Company NE Foods, Inc. New Life Farms, LLLP North Star Mutual Insurance Co. Northwestern Mutual Life - Bernie Archbold Olson & Johnson International, Inc. Papa John's Pizza Pine Lake Wild Rice Farm Prinsco, Inc. Randall W. Johnson, D.D.S. Redwood County Probate Court Reinhart FoodService, LLC The Rosen Family Foundation

Silvercrest Charolais Skewes Jewelry Southwest Cattlemen's Assoc. Southwest Sanitation State Bank of Lucan State Farm Insurance Company Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Stoneberg Giles & Stroup, P.A. T & I Marketing, Inc. Tip Top Tux Traveler's Lodge Motel True Value Home Center TRW Foundation TSP Twin Oak Acres United FCS United Southwest Bank US Bancorp Foundation US Bancorp Vendor Services US Bank Wachovia Foundation Walt Maeyaert Scholarship Fund Wherley Moving & Storage Yellow Medicine East Independent School Dist. 2190 BELLOWS SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Brian Bertrand '05 Jeff & *Rhonda Bonnstetter '96 Mike & Cynthia Booke Joe & Antoinette Borgerding Greg & *Carol Bossuyt Shaun & Becky Bruns Don & Susan Buhl Phil Buysse & Kari Buysse '98 David Chura John Chute '77 & Debra Chute Brian & Jill Cook *Verna Cornish Paul & Susan Dale Bradley Engebretson '76 & *Jill Engebretson Bryan Fier & *Sara Fier '93 James & *B.C. Franson Darrell Fuhr Mitch Glover '85 & Jane Glover '84 George Goblish & Jenifer Goblish '99 *John & *Denise Gochenouer '02 Randy Groff '84 & Patty Groff Tyler & Rhea Grove Jason Gruhot '88 & Danielle Gruhot Patrick & *Sharon Hennen Kenneth Holm & *Cynthia Holm '79 *Mike & Michelle Jewett Joel Johanningmeier Marc & Melissa Klaith Jim & Jill Kontz George & Jane Korver Daniel Marks '87 & Kirstin Marks '93 David Marquardt Paddy & Susan McNeely James & Laura Molenaar Richard & Heidi Mukomela Terry & Laurie Ourada Blake & Ronda Owens *David & Marica Patterson Alex Pirkl

MaJa Pogatchnik James Polejewski '87 & Gail Polejewski '93 Mark Sandberg '83 & Linda Sandberg Robert & Amy Sip *Tim & Christy Steinbach Michael & Renee Stoebe Sarah & *Russell Svenningsen Lonnie & Jeannie Swenson Ann & Bruce Tiffany Joseph Vander Kooi Pat VanKeulen & Karen VanKeulen '87 David Verkinderen '90 & Krista Verkinderen Bradley Winkelman '91 & Alison Winkelman '91 Matthew Wolle Charles & Louise Worm Business AgCountry Farm Credit Services AgVenture Feed & Seed, Inc. American Insurance Administrators, Inc. AmericInn Lodge & Suites Aries Acres Awards Plus of Southwest Minnesota, Inc. Birch Cooley Farms, Inc. Brad Anderson Farms, LP Buysse Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Choice Connection, LLP Complete Health Center Daley Farm of Lewiston, LLP David J. & Mabel Weiner Foundation Dental Health Center General Mills Girl Scouts of Minnesota and WI River Valleys, Inc. GWN Properties Hitching Post of Marshall, Inc. Home Federal Savings Bank Independent School District #549 Johnsrud Brothers Lyon County Soybean Growers Marshall Volunteer Firefighters Minnesota Logger Education Program Minnesota Turkey Growers Assoc. Minnesota Valley Communications, Inc. Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund MN Department of Agriculture Northrop Grumman Foundation Organic FarmingWorks, LLC Pepsi Cola Bottling Company Pinedale Farms Purfeerst Farms R & R Imdieke Farms SD Ag & Rural Leadership Thalmann Seeds, Inc. United Farmers Cooperative Wolf Sales Enterprises Inc. FOUNDERS SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Carl Aakre Bruce & Mary Ahrendt

Joseph & Helen Andries Paul & Joyce Arends '98 *Daniel Baun '83 & *Linda Baun '85 James Beyer '97 & *Noelle Beyer '97 Thomas & Gayle Birath Kevin & Nancy Bitterman William Blomme '81 & Deborah Blomme '80 Michael Blum '77 & Louise Blum John Bot '95 & Becky Bot '02 Christopher Boyd *Patricia Brace *Glen Bruns '85 & Mary Bruns '75 *Donna Burgraff David Caslavka '91 Thomas & Marcie Conroy Fran & Syl DeBaere Kevin DeBoer '87 & Nicole Johnson-DeBoer '90 Tim & Jennifer Deutz '84 Cathy DeVos '74 Gary Eickhoff '73 & Joyce Eickhoff William Fenske '84 & Anne Fenske Gary & Mary Frandson '71 Everett Garlisch '72 *Brett Gaul '00 & Anita Gaul Chuck Gaworski '74 & Germaine Gaworski *Vaughn Gehle '82 David & Linnea Genereux Sharon Gruhot James & Connie Haessly Eugene & Sandra Hagny Jonathan Harley '72 & Donna Harley Michael Hickman '74 & Sharon Hickman Judy Hogan *Diana Holmes Bryon Hotzler '72 & Laura Hotzler '72 Pete & Lynne Johnson Richard & Margaret Jolstad Russ & *Debra Labat Dave & *Maggie Larsen Max & Mary Lord Don Massa David Meyer '93 & Becky Meyer Tim Moberg '71 & Judy Moberg Dwight & Dawn Mork Thomas & Kalen Nelson *Jesse & Julie Nelson Daniel Nesdahl '97 & Kathryn Nesdahl Jim Norton '78 & Cynthia Norton Rick & Kimberly Olson '94 Paul Petan '86 & Rebecca Petan Sigmund Peterson '78 & Karen Peterson Steven & *Peg Furshong Thomas Quarnstrom '75 Leland & Norma Raske Todd Reif '84 & Mary Reif '85 Greg & Diane Rislov John & Sandra Roemhild Joe Roers '05 & *Betty Roers '05 Michelle Schoeneck '03 Steven & Loronda Schuler *Shawn & Danielle Semler

Randy Serreyn '82 & Roxanne Serreyn '82 Lew & Judith Shaver '95 Frank & Mitsue Shindo Howard & Marilynne Stemen David Strom '75 & Vicki Strom '75 Pam Sukalski '95 Steve & Bobbie Talcott John & Alison Tauer Kristina Taylor '87 *William & Candace Thomas '08 Gary VanOverbeke & *Debbie VanOverbeke '89 *Eugene & Brenda Verschelde *Ross Webskowski '02 & Heather Webskowski '98 Michael & Susan Wudel Gary & Elaine Wyffels Greg Wymer '95 & Amy Wymer Terry & *Lori Wynia Hans & Shana Zahrbock Business Action Sports Beverage Wholesalers, Inc. Bot Appliance & Electronics Fran's Communications Hamilton Funeral Home Harvest Land Cooperative Helena Chemical Company - Marshall Independent Lumber of Marshall Johnson's Paint & Wallpaper Center Liberty Mutual Group Lone Oak Farm, Inc. Marshall Area YMCA MN Farm Service Agency Nordic Insulation, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Life -Todd Bock Season's Gallery, Inc. Shudlick Law Office SMSU HRS/Culinology State Farm Insurance The Pullet Connection Inc. Valley Discount Liquor Walmart Foundation Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company CENTURY SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Bruce Aamot '76 & Lori Aamot Chad Adams '96 & Ann Adams '97 Jason Adams '94 & Kami Adams '95 Buddie Adkins & Mary Adkins '74 Tony Alcorn '90 & Patricia Alcorn '91 *John Alcorn '89 & Susan Alcorn Robert & Sonya Alexander '89 Jeffrey Allen & Linda Allen '84 Mark Almich & Tamara Almich '83 Charles Amberg Doug & *Peggy Anderson Brent Anderson '83 & Rebeca Anderson Brian Anderson '74 & Lea Anderson James & Marcy Anderson Paul Anderson '93 & Julie Anderson

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Trevor Anderson '04 Dave & Jan Andrews Bradley Angell '72 & Erna Angell *Grace Armah-Agyeman Lillie Arndt '96 *Bret & Amy Atkins Michael Awoleye & Mary Chase-Awoleye Larry Balfanz '75 & Mary Leopold Rick Ballantine Craig Bangasser Richard Banks & Debra Banks '75 Calvin Barnett Lee Barrett '83 Ron & Barb Bastian Dan Battenfeld & Monica Loppnow '93 Randy & Cindy Bauer Brian Bauer Steven Baukol & DeAnna Baukol '03 Brian & Patti Baustian Daniel Beacom & Ann Roemen '84 William Bechtol Jr. '76 & Sharon Bechtol Lynn & Julie Becker Frank Belmont '76 & Rebecca Belmont Keith Bendixen Richard Bendt '90 & Shawna Bendt Roger Benson '78 & Deborah Benson '76 Charles Beranek '96 & Heidi Beranek '96 Josh Berg & Denise Berg '99 Gary Bess David Beyenhof '85 & Sherri Beyenhof Gaylen & Karen Bierman Milton Bighley & Cynthia Bighley '83 Mark Bigler *Douglas Binsfeld Troy Birt Robert Bitzan '71 & Richard Hoff Roger & Colleen Bjerke Steven & Pamela Bjoraker Bruce & Pat Block John Blomme '90 & Kristin Blomme '89 Adam Blume '06 Jerald Bly '71 & Ricke Bly '73 Todd & Jane Bock Ricky Boelter '95 & Nicole Boelter '04 Thomas Boerboom '74 & Susan Boerboom Dwayne & Eunice Boerner Keith Boeve '84 & Marlys Boeve '84 Daniel Bonan & Dorothy Bonan '73 Joshua Bonnstetter '06 Charlie Boone & Carol Heen '71 Allen Bossuyt '87 & Michelle Bossuyt Jon Bot '80 & Susan Bot Melvin & *Laura Bottin Mark & Deborah Boulton '93 Diane Bourgeois Burton Robert & Madella Bous Rande Bowman '78

John Boyd & Joan Mire '75 Ardene Boysen '74 & Roxann Boysen Patrick Brady '71 Martin Brandl '02 & Tara Brandl '02 Bruce & Brenda Breidall Peter Breyfogle '80 & Nancy Breyfogle Brian Bromen '72 & *Melissa Bromen '74 *Jay & Judy Brown Thomas Brown Mike & Susan Bruer Bruce Bruhn Dean & Deb Bruns Richard & Pamela Bruns Darlyne Brunsvold Dwight & Peggy Buller John Bunge & *Kathleen Ashe Lawrence & Julie Burgart *Nathan Burns '07 & Alicia Burns '07 Timothy Burns '72 & Julie Burns John Burton '72 & Sandra Burton '71 David Buschena '86 & Maire O'Neill Archie & Betty Buseth John Buseth '86 & Vicki Buseth Steve Bush '76 & Sonya Bush Irving Busman '82 & Judith Busman '82 Dean Buysse & Kathy Buysse '79 Charles Buysse '82 & Sharon Buysse Rodney Cardinal '71 & Mary Cardinal '71 Timothy Carlblom Brett Carlson '92 & Loretta Carlson Kristi Carlson '91 Alan Carpenter '72 & Anne Carpenter '75 Dan & Shannon Carrow Scott & Yvonne Carson Craig & Linda Carter Charles Casey & Barbara Muesing Jay & Heather Cattoor Todd Caughey '77 & Mary Caughey '92 Nicholas Cessario '83 & Angela Cessario Charles Chalberg '73 Dean Champine '74 & Karen Champine '77 *Michael Cheng & Laura Neubaurer-Cheng Richard Choate & Patricia Choate '99 Paul Choudek '82 & Julie Choudek '84 David & Linda Christensen Marc & Mary Christianson Paul Claeys '87 & Sharon Claeys James Cockriel '84 & Jean Cockriel '85 Wayne Coleman & Katherine Coleman '71 John Compton '80 & Renee Compton Gustavo Condezo '01 & Kari Condezo

Steven Coudron & Christy Coudron '92 Michael Cox '73 & Cheryl Cox Sherry Craig '78 Glen & Susan Crawford Matthew Crellin '76 & Joan Cochran *Sean Culhane '05 Timothy Cundy '97 Keith Cushman '94 & Jody Cushman '94 Nathan Dahlager '98 & *Cori Ann Dahlager '98 Dan Dallman & Judith Letrud '77 William Davenport *Stewart & Rebecca Day Todd Deal '84 *Emily Deaver John DeBoer '96 & Diane Bieniasz-DeBoer Michael DeBoer Paul DeBoer Bernie & Julie DeCock '81 Jeanne Deinken '86 Carmen DeKoster William DeLay '85 & Lori DeLay James & Marilyn Denevan Mark & Brenda Deutz Ghislain Devlaminck '76 & Virginia Devlaminck Robert Diekman Mary Jo Dierickx '84 Carolyn Dindorf '83 Bradley Dirckx '76 & Margaret Dirckx Josh Dirckx '85 & Heidi Dirckx Joe Dittrich '81 Tracy Doherty '80 & Lisa Doherty Lon Dopp '93 & Jill Dopp '93 *Robert Dorlac & Patricia McLoone Chad Dressen & Janel Dressen '97 Wendall Dunn *Brian Ehlenbach '01 & Shawna Ehlenbach Charles & Kari Ehlers '99 Robert Eichenlaub & Margaret Eichenlaub '89 C. Lyle & Jean Eidsness Bradley Eischens '73 & Felomina Eischens Joyce Eischens '87 Michael & Pamela Ellingson Tom Ellingson Kevin Elton & Brenda Elton '88 Carl & Coryn Enck Terry Endres David Engel '72 & Denise Engel Gordon & *Bonnie Engesmoe James Erickson & Christine Erickson '73 Steven Erickson & Joan Erickson '84 Carl Ernst & Evelyn Ernst '71 Paul & Jeanne Evans Keith Evenson & Kathleen Evenson '73 Julius Evenson '71 & Lois Evenson Jacob Fahl '03 & *Angela Fahl '04 Verlyn & Nancy Fast Brad Fenner & Rhonda Fenner '88 Tim & Annette Fernholz Molly Feterl '90 Roger Fimon Kevin Finkey

Patrick Finnegan '75 & Barbara Kessler '74 John Fischer '89 & Mary Fischer Kevin Fischer Greg Flack James Fowler '74 & Evelyn Fowler '72 Shawn Foy Tom & Karen Francis Dennis & Marjorie Frederickson '79 Nikki Frederickson '93 Trygve Fredrickson '81 & Marie Fredrickson '82 Eloise Fredrickson '73 Charles Freiss & Catherine Schlagel '76 *Christopher French Lee French '72 & Joann French '75 *Jodi Fuerstenberg Nathan Funk '00 & Brooke Funk '01 Jim Gaffney Roger Galles *Stuart Galstad '72 Brian Gardner George Gardner '72 & Joann Gardner Jon Garrow '96 & Julie Garrow Deborah Gau '06 Brian Geerts '95 & Jenifer Geerts Thomas Gelhar '78 & Lynn Gelhar Tami Geselius '92 Craig Gifford '71 & Ann Marie Gifford '71 Scott Gilbertson '90 & DeAnn Gilbertson '90 *John & Leanna Ginocchio Jerome Girton '73 Brent Gish '73 & Gayle Gish Daren Gislason *Winston Gittens Dennis Gittinger & Debra Morgan '79 Miles Gladitsch & Shirley Gladitsch '75 John Glasgow '72 & *Jo Anne Glasgow '71 Paul Goblirsch '83 Thomas Goblirsch '75 & Lisa Goblirsch Raymond & Twyla Goedtke Richard Goehring '94 James Goldenstein '04 Juan & Janet Gomez Jamie Gonzales & Kay Gonzales '73 Mason Goodenow Michael Gorden '79 & Ann Gorden John Gottskalkson '95 Deanna Graf '85 Mark Graff '89 & Michelle Graff '89 Thomas & Jeanette Granger Sara Granheim '02 Galen & Marie Grant Virginia Gregg '72 Bret & Sandy Griebel Paul Griebel '97 Eric Grimsgard Wally & Mary Grismer Jerry Groen '85 & Marcella Groen '85 Josh Gronli '08 Douglas Gross '88 & Laurie Gross

Jan Grote '79 James & Julie Haag Charles Haatvedt & Irene Callahan '77 Mark Hacker '74 Gary & Pat Hagemeyer Bruce Hagen '71 & Lelia Hagen Llewellyn & Janet Hagen Steven Hagen Dennis & Mary Lea Hagny Timothy & Dianne Hahn Michael Haig '76 Robert Hall VaDonna Hall '73 William Hanford & Kathleen Hanford '74 *Carrie Hansen '08 Joel Hansen '71 & Ruth Hansen Kurt Hanson '71 Larry & Sandy Hanson Paulette Hanson Wayne & Janet Hanson William Hanson '77 & Jan Hanson '75 Annette Harding '71 Brian Harron & Christine Hansvick '71 Tom & Patti Hayes Adrian Hebig '89 & Nicole Hebig '89 David Hecht '84 & Jacqulyn Hecht '84 Steven Hedberg '71 *Shawn Hedman '86 & Nancy Jo Hedman '87 Richard Hegge '83 & Kari Hegge '83 Lowell & Gladys Hellie Thomas Hellmann '81 & Diana Hellmann Ronald & Cheryl Hendrickson Bruce & Lori Hendrickx Thomas Hengel '77 & Constance Hengel Larry & Barbara Henle Timothy Henline '82 & Betty Henline '83 James Henning & Lori Henning '90 Kevin & Barb Henry Kim Henspeter & *Kristine Henspeter '74 Shaun Herring '81 & Paula Herring Dan & Deb Herrmann Thomas Hey '86 & Jennifer Hey '86 Greg Higdem '77 David Hilbrands '86 & Dori Hilbrands '85 Jeffrey Hill '77 & Amy Hill Scott & Shirley Hiller Max Hinneberg '78 & Michele Hinneberg Barry Hochhalter & Lisa Hochhalter '89 Thomas Hoff '87 & Cheryl Hoff '87 Francis & Evelyn Hoffbeck Curt & Lisa Hoffman Jason Hoffman '99 & Pam Hoffman Jennifer Hoffman '99

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James Hofmann '84 Amanda Hoiland Tim Holinka '87 & Kris Holinka Norbert Holland Tom Hollatz & Sharon Hollatz '01 Dan & Mary Holmberg Carl Holmquist Ronald Honken & Susan Honken '79 Dennis Hoogeveen '85 & Brenda Hoogeveen '88 Eugene & LaVonne Hook '71 Roman & C. Joy Horejsi Les Horsager & Linda Horsager '71 Mark Hotzler '80 & Jane Hotzler Robert & Mary Howard Mark & Carol Hruby Allison Hubel Jerry & *Marcia Hubner Courtney & Angie Hughes Leslie Huie '74 & Mary Huie '75 Peter & Tracy Imle Douglas Imming '84 & Coleen Imming Jerry Janssen Jon Jasper & Lisa Jasper '89 Jacob Jenniges '04 & Sophie Jenniges *Jeffrey & Nicolle Jennings Dennis Jensen '71 Robert & Sharron Jensen Dean Jerpseth '96 Paul Jesse '98 & *Denise Jesse '98 Philip Jessen '84 & Gayleen Jessen '85 Arlin & Lavilla Jibben William & Beth Joens *Jina Johansen Corey Johnson '01 & Tricia Johnson '03 Brian Johnson Gary Johnson '75 & Susan Johnson Joyce Johnson Nancy Johnson '73 Paul & Lois Johnson Thomas Johnson '80 & Kristen Johnson Brian Jones '82 & *Susan Jones '82 Steven Jones '92 & Kristin Jones '93 *Harry Jones & Donna Slettedahl '92 Richard Jones '73 & Jeanne Jones '86 Stephen Jones '98 & Kristin Jones Michael Jorgenson '74 & Jana Jorgenson Richard & Pam Jueneman *Sangnyeol Jung *Karen Kaas '94 Dave & *Sharon Kabes Kevin Kaeding *Daniel & Sheryl Kaiser '06 Edward & Karen Kalbas Don & Chris Kanselaar Daryl Kanthak '90 & Tina Kanthak '90 Dean & Kendra Kattelmann *William & Gayle Keehr Curtis & Beverly Kenyon Dan & Abby Kersbergen Gary & Lorie Kidrowski Thomas & Debbie Kinley

Bob Klatt '92 & Christy Klatt '92 Kenneth & Cheryl Klaverkamp Andy Kleindl '83 & Julie Kleindl Kelcey Klemm '02 & Amanda Klemm Don & Karen Klinkner Glen Klug Dallas & Gale Kluksdal John Kmet Carlos & Jean Knakmuhs Kerry & Becky Knakmuhs Kevin & Mary Knetsch '05 Jon & Lynetta Knochenmus Ken & Marlys Knuth Jeffery Knutson & Sue Wentzlaff '75 Gerald & Carla Kolb James Konradi '73 & Roberta Konradi Raymond & Barbara Kosel Ronald Kosel Daniel Koster '85 & Joan Koster Roger Koster '84 & Joan Koster '86 Janet Kral David Kramer Tom Kremer '72 William & Gayle Kremer Douglas Krogen '83 & Dorothy Krogen Dale Krogman '93 & Kristin Krogman '93 Terry & Jeanne Krome Brett Kruschke '96 Neil Kruse '79 Andrew Kubat '76 & Dona Kubat '76 Natasha Kuhle '03 Roger & *Linda Kulla Douglas Kunde '83 & Marissa Kunde Matthew Kush & Anne Aiken-Kush Shane Kussatz '96 & Heather Kussatz Mark & Claire Kuzma Jefforie Kvilhaug '84 & Judilyn Kvilhaug Daniel Labat '82 Christopher & Candace LaDage David Ladd Gary & Yvonne Lager *Paul LaMantia *Dennis & Jonice Lamb Bruce & Vicki Lamprecht Ann Lanners '08 Cletus & Lorraine Lanners Kevin Larsen '87 & Anita Larsen '86 Danny & Tracy Larson Jerry Larson '72 & Debra Larson '74 Rory Larson '04 & Ericka Nieman '05 Steven Leaf '76 Steven LeBoutillier '79 Daniel Lee '83 & Karolee Knudson-Lee Gregory Lee '80 & Theresa Wolf-Lee Darwin Leek '79 & Virgean Leek Charles LeGare '72 & Vickie LeGare Brad & Linda Leiding

Karen Leonard '73 Bill Leslie & *Diane Leslie '91 Michael Lieb '94 & Karole Lieb Jeff Liebl & Janet Liebl '94 Jeff Lies & Melissa Lies '92 Matt Lind & Erin Lind '01 Gary Lindert '75 & Mary Lindert David Loe '94 & Melissa Loe '94 Scott & Becky Loeslie Mark & Patrice Loewen Eugene Longstrom '73 Jerald Louwagie '77 & *Janice Louwagie '79 Craig Louwagie '88 & Tira Louwagie James Louwagie '86 & Julie Louwagie Brian Lucker '77 & Janeen Lucker Sander & Peggy Ludeman Joe Ludowese Brian Luke '75 & Jane Luke '75 Brad & Vicki Lundy Eric & Karla Luther Barbara Lynch '75 Holly Lynch '04 James Lynn Vito & Lisa Macchio Roger & Donna Madison Duane & Laurie Maeyaert Burton Magnuson '04 Jon Maker '78 & Rhonda Maker Steven Malecek '73 & Roxane Malecek '75 Mark & Stephanie Malingen Gary & Kristi Manfre Robert & Tiffany Manning Joseph & Nancy Mansfield David Maruska '93 Brad Mathiowetz '92 Jeffrey Mauland '78 & Lynn Mauland Martin McAlpin Clinton McCully & Jennifer Sandberg '77 Christopher & Cindy McHorney *Michael McHugh Stephanie McKee Wade & Cindy McKittrick *Susan McLean Tim & *Mary Meaden David & *Nancy Gerber-Meier Brad Melberg & LeAnn Melberg '97 Ronald & Sally Mellies Todd Mentzer '92 & Bev Mentzer Robert & Carolyn Merten David Meulebroeck '76 & Karen Meulebroeck Thomas Meulebroeck '73 & Veronica Meulebroeck Paul & Kirstie Meyer '98 Verne Meyer '72 & Linda Meyer Joel & Janelle Mickelson Craig Milacek '82 & Conelle Milacek '77 M. Ann Milbradt '81 Richard & Janelle Miller Dean Miller '91 & Lisa Miller Keith & Cheryl Miller '89 Kelly Miller Thomas Minehart '78 & Anita Minehart '77 Alan Miner '84

David Minge & Karen Minge '88 James Minor & Jenifer Minor '89 Thomas Miramontes & Julie Miramontes '83 Ritch & Luanne Mjelde E.J. Moberg '98 & Shannon Moberg Brad & Linda Mohns Howard & Joland Mohr William Moon Lawrence & Lavonne Moorse Robert & Abby Morain Esmail Mostaghimi '87 & Barbara Mostaghimi '88 Jim & Mary Muchlinski Larry Muff John Mulkern '94 Kristi Muller '89 Robert & Lynne Mulso *Michael Munford '05 & Cinara Munford Thomas Munns & Rebecca Munns '93 *Ken Murphy '88 & Sandra Murphy Brad & Kris Myers Leroy & Janet Myers Phil Myhrberg Gary & LouAnn Nagel Brian & Kate Nau Ryan Neale '08 Keith Nelsen '71 & Jane Nelsen '88 Gary & Marie Nelson Jan Nelson '73 Jess & Linda Nelson Lloyd Nelson '84 & Cecile Nelson Mark Nelson '92 & Cynthia Nelson John & Sherry Nemec Robert Nemmers '77 & Kathleen Nemmers '88 Thomas & Patricia Nemo Brad Nere Michael Nesdahl '98 & Melissa Nesdahl '98 Scott Nichols & Rebecca Nichols '86 Kelly & Cynthia Nichols Bryan Nikkel '08 Daniel & Teresa Noethlich Steve Nokleby Mark Nook '80 & Cheryl Nook '80 Craig & Debra Norland Ryan Norman '07 Chad Nowacki '00 Harvey Noyes & *Dicksy Howe-Noyes Gary & Sandra Nuytten Ryan Oas '95 Jim & Adeline Oberembt Donald Ochocki '74 & Arlene Ochocki '71 Kyle Oldre & Sara Oldre '93 Linda & Mark O'Leary Therese O'Leary Doug & Leanna Olsem Dennis Olsen '78 & Lodesta Olsen Dean & *Julia Olson *Amy Olson Arthur & Louise Olson Floyd & Mary Jane Olson Jack Olson '72 & Rosalie Olson Norman & Doris Olson

Roger Olson '73 & Sherry Olson Ted & Wanda Olson Leslie Onken *Ray & Jane Oster Harlan Otto Michael Ouverson Gary Overgaard Tom & Denise Palmer Dale Paluch '83 & Mickie Paluch Christian Paul & Lori Paul '98 Kevin & Barb Paulsen Jim Peck D l Pete Pedersen & Susan Pedersen '71 Richard & *Joyce Persoon LeaAnn & Michael Peschong Sue Peters '92 *John Petersen '03 & *Jessica Petersen Leroy Petersen '08 & Sheryl Petersen Bradley Peterson & Sue Peterson '89 James & Lynn Peterson Kevin Peterson & Jacqueline Peterson '88 G. David Peterson '75 & Kristine Peterson '73 Gary Peterson '77 & Patricia Peterson *Scott & Peggy Peterson Scott Petrich '87 & Connie Petrich '87 Ronald Pfantz David & Robyn Pfarr Dennis & Deanna Pick Mark Plenke '77 Nathan Polfliet '00 & Angela Polfliet Dean Polkow '82 Steven Polkow '71 & Linda Polkow Chace Pollock Curtis Porter Javier Portillo & Cecilia Ochoa-Portillo Duane Possail '87 & Jeanna Possail '89 Prudence Precourt Kenneth & Dawn Prince Anne Pryor '82 Paul & Jenna Puetz Dwayne & Carol Purrington Michael Qualls & Laurie Shaw '82 Randy & Mary Raddatz Myron & *Ellen Radel Daniel Radel '08 & Kelli Radel '93 Warren Radel '89 & Melissa Radel '90 Brian Rademacher & Lisa Rademacher '93 Mark & Lori Radke Alan Radke '73 & Kim Radke Jim Radloff '08 Lindsey Rafnson '06 Paul Randall '83 & Carolyn Randall '77 Gary Range '77 & Deb Range Dale Raschke '75 Dennis Rasmussen

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Gordon Rauenhorst '81 & Linda Rauenhorst Glenn Reecy Bob & Joan Reed Rob & Kathy Reed Roger & Karen Reede Charles Regnier '84 & Rhonda Regnier Paul & Marcia Rehkamp Greg & Lorna Reiff Ronald Reiff Ardith Reishus '78 Patrick Remick '87 & Mary Remick '88 Ronald Remus Mark Rentschler '04 & Penny Rentschler Jerry & Renae Reu Roger Reuvers '81 & Linda Reuvers '82 Kent Rhein '98 Jeffrey Richmond & Lee Richmond '80 Mark Riebel '85 & Kathy Riebel Dennis Rieke '72 & Debra Arlington Dennis & Lois Ries Derek Rignell '06 & Raftyn Rignell Brian Ringsven & Karen Ringsven '92 Dean Risa '75 & Rebecca Risa Bruce & Sherry Ristau *Rick & *Janice Robinson Theresa Rodas John & Sharon Rode Aric & *Keri Roeller Richard Roesler Craig & Ruth Ann Roethler Michael Roggenbuck '86 & Linda Roggenbuck '83 John & Denise Rokke Clay & Mellissa Roll Valerie Romberg '78 Marsha Rose '94 Duane Roslansky '71 & Sandra Roslansky Yvonne Rossillon '71 Brian Rowell '77 & Susan Rowell Christopher Rowell '05 & Michele Rowell '07 Charles & Carol Rowntree Russell Royce '78 Dale & Cheryl Rozeboom Marlon Rudolph Roger & Rosie Ruhr Tom & Muriel Runholt Gary Rychley '72 & Wendy Rychley Dolores Rysdahl '71 Thomas Sahlstrom '83 & Cindy Sahlstrom Karl Salhus Elaine Sandager '74 Michael & Nancy Sandager Mark & Cheryl Sanken Scott & Staci Saugstad Bill & Aneesa Schaeffer Rodney Schaffran '74 & Debra Schaffran John Schatzlein '71 & Helen Schatzlein '71

Dan Schenkein Douglas Scheppmann '72 & Kathy Grathwohl Terry Schiro '75 & Susan Schiro James Schlenner '79 & Joan Schlenner Mark Schmid '82 & Sandra Dennis Karl & *Nadine Schmidt Gregory Schmidt '82 & Donna Schmidt Ronald Schmidt '74 Steven Schmidt David Schoenberg '77 & Karen Schoenberg Robert & Robin Schoeneck Joshua Scholten '05 Rodney & Starla Scholten Dean Schoolmeester '94 & *Wendy Claussen '87 Tracy Schramm '01 Donral Schulz Gary & Lisa Schunk Charles & Patricia Schuveiller Mary Schuveiller Chad Schwartz & Elizabeth Schwartz '01 Bradley Schwartz '78 & Deborah Schwartz Todd Schweer '74 & Jeanine Schweer Clayton Schwerin '77 & Barbara Schwerin Richard Sether Kristopher Setnes & Marie Setnes '02 Patrick Shaffer Dawn Shaw Craig Shea '80 & Barb Shea David & Jan Shudlick Dean Shupe & Colleen Shupe '86 Kenneth & Marcia Siemonsma Michael Sieve '75 Thomas Silverberg '75 Lee Simmons '71 & Carol Simmons Brian Skalbeck '73 & Dee Skalbeck John Skogstoe '73 & Susan Skogstoe Paul & *Connie Smisek Alan & Debbie Smith Alan Smith '71 & Evie Smith Kirk Smith '79 & LouAnn Smith '77 Tam Snell Rick & Bunny Sommers Bradley Sorenson & Jean Sorenson '89 Cynthia Sorenson '80 Jeffrey Sorenson Lee Sorum & Holly Sorum '85 Paul & Marlene Soupir Dale & Jane Sparling Lyle Sparrowgrove '74 & Bobbi Jordan Howard & Larae Spencer A. Eugene & Virginia Spicer James & Laura Spicer Dale Spray '72 & Lorrie Spray '71 Ron Springer & Sharon Springer '71

Steven Squibb '92 & Kelly Squibb Gary St Aubin '82 & Wendy St Aubin Jeff Stamer Craig & Mary Staufacker Leroy & Betty Ann Stensgaard '70 Rodney & LaDonna Stensrud Leon Stoel '89 & Tammy Stoel '90 Connie Stover *Marilyn Strate Corey & Susan Strom Lonnie Struckman '98 Mike & *Elizabeth Struve Bill & Lois Stuefen Mike & Marjorie Stueven Timothy Stupka *Matthew Suby Jon Suedbeck & Becky Suedbeck Harbarth '97 Jim Sullivan '83 & Terry Sullivan Timothy & Sarah Sullivan Mark Sunwall '74 & Deborah Sunwall Matt & Linnea Surprenant Neil Sussenguth & Valerie Swanson '76 Bob & Yvonne Sussner April Sutor '80 Nicki Swan Leigh & Jodi Swanson Sally Swanson *James Swartz Tim & Donna Swenson Richard Syverson James & *Sheila Tabaka Lola Talledge *James & Mary Tate Jim Tauer & *Jacqueline Tauer '00 Loren Tauer '73 & Janelle Tauer Harold Tenney Jeff Tetrick '72 & Chris Tetrick Dean Thate Lynn & Mary Thate Julie & Todd Thedens Christopher Theobald '86 & Elisa Theobald Doug Thiesen & Dawn Reed '74 Jeff & Jacalyn Thomas Maloye & Margaret Thomas *Gloria Thompson Jeff & Colleen Thompson Michael & Diana Tiernan Matthew Tiffany '03 Gary Tigges '78 Rollin & Bonnie Timm Terry Timm '71 & Rebecca Timm Brian & Darla Timmerman Kenneth Timmerman & Linda Timmerman '89 Steven Titus '87 & Sara Titus '87 Richard Toews '75 & Jeanne Toews '74 Roger Tollefson & Gloria Tollefson '87 Brian Tollefson '00 Paul & Cindy Torkelson Cathy Tormey Wade Tornquist '81 & Mary Tornquist Kim & Beth Townsend Steven Trebesch '82 & Lora Trebesch '81

Pat & Christine Troendle Lawerence & Theresa Turner Steve & *Joan Tutt David & Karen Twedt Jean Ufkin '77 Harlen Ulrich Charles & Debra Uphoff Ronell & Michael Uran Steven Van Hee '72 & Diane VanHee Thomas Vandendriessche '77 & Janet Vandendriessche Gerritt & Eleanor VanDerGeest Tom & Joey VanderHagen August & Janet Olson Scott VanMoer Charles & Therese VanNevel Gary & Diana Veenstra '72 Steven & Patricia Verkinderen Michael Vermeulen & Sandra Vermeulen '91 One-Eyed Vern Randall Verschaetse & Lisa Verschaetse '83 Michael Viehauser & Diane Viehauser '73 Curtis & Joey Vogt Elmo Volstad & Julie Oftedahl-Volstad '77 Jon Wager '82 & Tammy Wager Paul & Colette Wagner Robert & Phyllis Wagner Donald & Donna Waletzko Klay & Jen Walinga Doug Wallace '77 & Debra Wallace '79 Valerie Walseth '80 Eugene Walter '83 & Nancy Walter Jim Walters '89 & Sharon Walters Paul & Karen Wambeke '95 John & Deirdre Ward Joseph Ward Lawrence Warner Mark & Shawna Warner Harry & Jaen Weilage Mike Weinand & Heidi Weinand '94 Ryan Wendland '02 & *Marcy Olson '93 Ron Wendorff '78 & Ann Wendorff Darrel & Mari Wenzel Bruce Werner '77 & Beverly Werner Thomas Werpy & Debra Werpy '91 Daniel Westby '89 & Debra Westby '83 Amy Westermeyer Dayton Westra '87 & Kayla Westra Dwayne & Beth Westra '74 Lloyd & Kathleen White Matt & Teresa Widboom '02 Jeffrey Widrick & Shannon Knuth Bruce & Jessica Wiersma Timothy Wilcox & Sandy Wilcox '82 Alan & Betty Wilhelmi Stacey Willmott '76 Gene & Kay Wilson Daniel & Annie Wilson

Robert Wilson '76 & Mary Kay Wilson '76 Marlin & Beverly Winkelman *Lori Witthaus Joe & Julie Wittkop Dawne Wolf Michael & Lizabeth Woods Mark Woodworth & Teresa Woodworth '79 Steven Wrolstad David & Maya Wudtke Brad Wulkan & Wendy Wulkan '74 Kevin Wynia '84 & Sara Lee Wynia '89 Kouri & Nora Wysong Nick & Jean Wysong James York '82 & Rosemary York Robert & Teresa Zapranoff Donald Zierke '77 & Barbara Zierke John & Kara Zimmerman Peter & Annette Zimmerman James Zmeskal & Lisa Zmeskal '88 Peter Zupfer Marv Zylstra '86 Business 509 Design AB Vacuum Center Altria Group, Inc. American Financial Partners, LLC American Legion Post #553 Aramark Employees B & A Sundance B.H. Drywall Barnes and Noble BBTech Solutions, Inc. BH Electronics, Inc. Big Stone Therapies Marshall, LLC Bike Shop Bixler Farms Boland Recreation Bound to Read Boysen Insurance Services Breezy Meadow Retreat Brown County Rural Electric Assoc. Bruns Chiropractic Burnbrae Farms Limited Busman Farms, Inc. C. J. Farms, Inc. Cantrell Seed Farms Citizens Charitable Foundation Citizens State Bank of Clara City City of Marshall Cliff Viessman, Inc. Community National Bank Computers and Beyond Construction Framing Specialist, Inc. Cooney Brothers Cooperative Light & Power Assoc. County Fair Food Stores, Inc. David E. Squires Svennes Crop Insurance, Inc. DeJongh Farms, Inc. Doom & Cuypers, Inc.

* denotes SMSU employee

Douglas Scheppmann Insurance Agency Dybsetter Farms, Inc. E & K Recreational Concepts, Inc. Ecowater Systems of Marshall Edward D. Jones - Mike Snodgrass Edward D. Jones - Neil Frost Eickhoff Enterprises, Inc. Evergreen Farms-Hayes Excel Energy Foundation Farmers & Merchants State Bank Farmers Co-op Association of Milroy First National Bank Fixen Chiropractic Franchise Wholesale Fulda Area Credit Union Gary Bruns Insurance Agency, Inc. General Mills Foundation Gillie Grain Glanz & Associates, P.C. Great Plains Natural Gas Co Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Greenside, Inc. Guthrie Theater Hiller Rentals HiRel Systems Hoffman Enterprises Home Federal Bank IBM Matching Grants Program Jackpot Junction Casino JC Builders Jensen Trucking Jeseritz Electric John Deere Foundation Johnson Pump Service, Inc. Kleinjan Grain & Livestock, Inc. Kluksdal Piano Tuning Kris B Lastine DC Kruse Auto Sales L & J Farms Lake Benton Opera House Liebl Construction Lilibet's Lockheed Martin Corporation Locy Studio Lyon County Abstract & Title Lyon Main Partnership Madden & Madden Malz Bros. Farm Marcotte Jewelry LTD Marshall Area Stage Company Marshall Eagles Aerie # 3405 Lounge Marshall Golf Club Marshall Golf Club Pro Shop Marshall Mini - Storage, LLP Martin County Farm Bureau MB Ventures, LLC Medtronic Foundation Midwest Excavating, Inc. Minnesota Association of Cooperatives Minnesota Cabinets, Inc. Minnesota Twins Minnwest Bank Central Mister Cool's Clothing Northern Trust Northwestern Farm Management

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts P & J Products Co. Palmer Tattoo Parlor Paul D. Johnson D.D.S. Peplawn, Inc. Pohlad Family Foundation Potterosa Farms, Inc. Preferred Health of Marshall, PA Premier Massage Pryority Partnership, Inc. R George Brockway DDS, P.A. RDO Equipment Co Redstone Farms, Inc. Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors Runholt Family Farm Partnership Rye's Nursery Greenhouse & Tree Service Salmon Automotive Sanken Farms Sisson Printing, Inc. Sole-Mates, LLC South Dakota Symphony Southwest Auto Spa Southwest ChemDry State Bank of Jeffers Sunsational Tanning SuperAmerica Taft Optical Three-Legged Dog, Inc. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Titan Machinery Tom's Auto Body Toro Foundation Town & Country Agency Troy Schmitt Trucking Tyler Engquist Insurance Agency, Inc. United Prairie Bank - Slayton Upholstery Company UPS Foundation VanderHagen Skogrand & Associates VanderZiel Tax & Accounting Service Vermeer & Sons Farms Water Billboards by Buffalo Ridge Water Company Water Quality Improvement, Inc. Wrolson Grain Unit HERITAGE SOCIETY Michelle Anderson Michael Bjerkesett John & Jean Brobst Timothy & Julie Burns Marylee & Dennis Dallmann Donald & Phyllis Danielson Mitch & Jane Glover Deeann Griebel Chris Grosz Sheldon & Margery Haaland Jason & Pam Hoffman Richard & Barbara Jorgenson Grant & Nancy Joy Richard & Marilyn Kontz Charles Myrbach

At a Glance

FALL ’08 FACTS Total Headcount 6,502 Full-time Equivalent 3,673 Students Living on Campus 871 Degrees Conferred 674

Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room, board)

$12,681 Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid 79% Total Alumni 16,141


Interest Income

17,887,000 311,000

Private Grants


Other Non-operating Revenue


Capital Appropriations


Net Restricted Student Payments


Other Operating Revenue


Net Tuition, Fees & Auxiliary Sales




Salaries & Benefits


Supplies & Services




Financial Aid Net of Scholarships Other Operating Expense Non-operating Expense

549,000 2,558,000 698,000


State Appropriations




Leaving a LEGACY

It’s impossible to say how many SMSU students took advantage of Doug Sweetland’s offer to stop by any time for a chat, but many did. The former SMSU president, who served from 1994 to 2000, loved nothing more than interaction with students. He insisted on teaching one course per semester, so he could maintain contact with young people and what they were doing and thinking. When he said his door was always open, he meant it. His impact on students was immeasurable. So when Doug Sweetland died on July 21, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer, SMSU President Dr. David Danahar wanted to honor the man who served the University so nobly during a crucial time in its history by naming its newest residence hall after him. “Under his tutelage, the enrollment increased significantly. At the same time, he restructured the University and as a consequence was able to enhance the size and quality of the teaching faculty. Without question, he was an effective and able leader, well respected by the larger regional community as well as by the campus community. Sweetland Hall will be an enduring and fitting testimony to his service and commitment to this University and its students,” said President Danahar. Sweetland Hall opened in the fall of 2009. The Sweetland family established the Doug Sweetland Memorial Scholarship in his honor. Donations can be made to the SMSU Foundation.

The Regional Event Center opened to much regional anticipation in August 2008. Home to the Mustang and Marshall High School football and soccer teams, it hosts many events during the academic year, including the region’s marching band festival, Pursuit of Excellence.



Dear Alumni & Friends, This past year has seen our country’s economic challenges impact many segments of our diverse economy. Higher education and specifically Southwest Minnesota State University were certainly not exempt from the financial downturn. Statewide budget shortfalls continue to erode the state’s investment in our educational systems and threaten the quality of arguably Minnesota’s greatest assets, our colleges and universities. Challenges, however, are nothing new in the education world. Those challenges provide opportunities for re-focus, planning and new strategic initiatives. As state support continues to decline, the private support we receive from our alumni and friends becomes even more important to the University. Private contributions this past year have allowed us to better our academic programs, improve our facilities and increase access and opportunity to a quality education through scholarships. This annual report provides just a glimpse of the many wonderful things that were accomplished at Southwest this past year. A new year brings a renewed call for your continued support, both financially and as advocates for education in this great state. Our elected officials need to hear from you about the importance of investing in our state universities and the value that investment brings to both the quality of life in Minnesota and the workforce that drives our economy. Thank you for your personal generosity, support and continued investment in Southwest Minnesota State University.

David C. Danahar President

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The front cover and iron pour photographs are used courtesy of Tim Kortsmit, SMSU graduate student.

A Ye in Review JANUARY 2009

Actor Greenfair Moses III, better known as Brother Moses, helped celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a performance of his one-man play, “Let Freedom Ring.” He is shown with Director of Cultural Diversity J.P. Morman (right). The Mustang Booster Club sponsored a stop by the Twin Caravan, which included pitchers Kevin Slowey and Jesse Crain, along with broadcasters Bert Blyleven and John Gordon. Massage therapy and cosmetology students from the Pipestone campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College helped SMSU students beat the winter blues on January 21 as part of Winter Meltdown.

FEBRUARY 2009 Six female studentathletes donated their hair to “Locks of Love” during halftime of a game against St. Cloud State. Each donated a minimum of 10 inches of hair, used to make natural-looking wigs for children with cancer. The annual Soul Food Festival was highlighted during Black History Month, by numerous events including a talk by Angela Kupenda, a Mixed Blood Theatre performance, and a concert by the Black Gospel Choir from Minneapolis.

The green Bistro, an on-campus dining experience operated by students from the Restaurant Food Operations class, opened for Wednesday evening dinners. The menu featured traditional American food with a twist and students managed everything, “from the front of the house to the back of the house,” according to Michael Cheng, Culinology® Director.

MARCH 2009 The SMSU men’s basketball team hosted, and won, the Central Region Tournament to qualify for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight tournament in Springfield, Mass, only the second time SMSU qualified for the national round. Agricultural experts shared their knowledge at the 25th annual Farm Outlook Seminar. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the SMSU Foundation, fund student scholarships. American Indian Movement cofounder Dennis Banks spoke on campus on March 11. Banks also was a guest instructed at some University classes during his visit, sponsored by the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues initiative and the Eric Markusen Human Rights Lecture Series.

APRIL 2009 The Student in Free Enterprise team won its seventh straight regional SIFE competition to advance to the national tournament in Philadelphia, Penn.

January - June 2009 Camp Darfur, a traveling refugee camp highlighting the history of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, appeared at SMSU. A sendoff ceremony was held for members of the Battery A 1st Battalion of the 151st Field Artillery unit of the Minnesota National Guard, based in Marshall, deployed to Iraq.

MAY 2009 SMSU recognized 629 students at commencement as they graduated from the University. Dr. Jan Loft, Professor of Speech Communication, received the prestigious Cowan Award. The campus community honored longtime Learning Resources Director Marilyn Leach with a retirement and recognition party. She initiated and wrote the University’s TRiO grant since 1982. Minnesota Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf, along with players Chad Greenway and Ben Leber, visited campus as part of the club’s “You Made the Team” community tour.

JUNE 2009 Thirty-five students from Marshall High School and Yellow Medicine East participated in a six-week residential Upward Bound summer program. Over 375 high school juniors participated in the 61st American Legion Boys State, hosted by SMSU. Boys State allows participants to learn, hands-on, about government, patriotism and citizenship. For the first time, Boys Nation president Joe Riley from Tennessee visited the Minnesota event.

2008-2009 President's Report