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2007 - 2008

President’s Report


Bill Mulso ‘93

Foundation Executive Director Associate Vice President for Advancement

Tyler Bowen ‘95

Stacie Mulso ‘94

Director of Alumni Relations

Information Officer III

Stacy Frost ‘93

Marcy Olson ‘93

Director of Annual Giving Programs

Publications Editor

Dr. Mary Hickerson Associate Provost

Jim Tate Associate Director of University Relations

Kelly Loft ‘97 Athletic Communications Director

ACCREDITATIONS Southwest Minnesota State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Minnesota Board of Teaching, the American Chemical Society, the Council on Social Work Education, and The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800-621-7440. A Member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
















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Dear Alumni & Friends, It is my pleasure to share with you this year’s annual report for the University, celebrating some of the many accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. It is exciting and heartening to see the growing level of engagement across campus. From undergraduate research to civic engagement, science lab renovations and Regional Event Center construction to record levels of private contributions, this University is succeeding in becoming a University of Choice. Thank you for your generosity, support and continued investment in Southwest Minnesota State University.

David C. Danahar President


Dr. David C. Danahar, President Dr. Beth Weatherby, Provost & Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs Mr. Doug Fraunfelder, Vice President for Finance & Administration Mr. Scott Crowell, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Dr. Donna Burgraff, Dean of the College of Business, Education, Graduate, & Professional Studies Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Desy, Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, & Sciences, Interim Mr. Bill Mulso, Associate Vice President for Advancement & Foundation Executive Director Mr. Chris Hmielewski, Athletic Director Mr. Dan Baun, Chief Information Officer, Interim


Culinary Talents Aspiring high school chefs at SMSU

President David Danahar arrived at SMSU with an educated palate. Coming from Loyola New Orleans prior to SMSU, he knows something about cooking and cuisine. But even President Danahar learned a thing or two from Marjorie Johnson at the Culinary Skills Challenge in March 2007. Johnson is better known as the “Blue Ribbon Baker,” a nickname she earned from her success in baking competitions at the Minnesota State Fair, where she has won over 2,000 blue ribbons in various categories. She delivered the keynote address at this year’s event. Johnson teamed with President Danahar to give a demonstration on how to make the perfect pie crust. The 350 aspiring high school chefs watched anxiously from their seats in the R/A Facility as Johnson explained some of the nuances associated with crust making. President Danahar served as her able assistant. It was the fourth year at SMSU for the Culinary Skills Challenge, which includes students from 24 high schools primarily in southwest Minnesota competing in cooking, cake decorating, baking, menu design, garnishing and place settings.


Culinary Skills Challenge ran concurrently with the second annual Student Invitational ProStart competition. ProStart is a statewide event that allows students to compete in culinary and management competitions, with the winners advancing to the national competition. Competing schools in ProStart come from all over the state. Cooking stations were set up in the R/A Facility, and each team had its own space. Cake decorating and other competitions were held in the conference center and the lobby of the PE building. The event showcased the facilities at SMSU and introduced participants to the Culinology® and Hospitality Management programs. “We have had students enroll in our programs because of that event,” said Michael Cheng, Associate Professor of the Hospitality Management Program and Director of the Culinology® Program at SMSU. “We really enjoy hosting the students. There are some very talented young people across the state, and the entire day is an opportunity for them to compete, ask questions and learn from the experts on hand.” Cheng served as the event host, funded in part by the Southwest Minnesota Carl Perkins/Tech Prep Project through the SW/WC Service Cooperative.



OF IMMIGRANTS Extensive series explores immigration from different perspectives Six speakers and two panel presentations made up the series, which sought to explore immigration from a number of different perspectives. The series spanning Fall 2007, was funded by a Difficult Dialogues grant from the Ford Foundation. “It is a hot topic not only nationally, but regionally as well, and we had the opportunity to bring in a wide range of voices,” said Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Associate Professor of History and one of the series organizers. Speakers included Donna Gabaccia, Director of the U of M Immigration History Research Center; John Keller, Executive Director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota; Barbra Springer, a graduate student doing research on immigration in southwest Minnesota; Katherine Fennelly, Public Policy Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; Rosa Tock, Legislative Director of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council; and Minnesota Senator Mee Moua, the first and highest-ranking Hmong American elected to office in the U.S. Two panel discussions featured community leaders from East African, Latino and Hmong communities, as well as, the experiences of international students at SMSU.

“The speakers really put the topic into context and humanized it at the same time,” said Dr. Joan Gittens, SMSU History Professor who also helped organize the series. “It’s ironic that the concerns of people today about immigration are the same as people at the turn of the 20th century, only then, people were worried about the Irish, the Poles, and other ethnic groups — our ancestors,” she said. Dr. Vicky Brockman, Associate Professor of Sociology, who also helped organize the series, said the topic is an important one as communities in southwest Minnesota do more to incorporate new immigrant populations into city government, economic development and leadership positions. “Integrating a population has to be something done community-wide,” she said. “It has to be a grassroots effort, a holistic effort.” Kolnick said the series was a success, and brought to southwest Minnesota experts who facilitated an open and honest dialogue. “It was a very high-quality series,” he said. “We had speakers known not only within the state, but regionally and nationally as well.”



Excellence on the road

Master’s programs are convenient for those who want to move up professionally

In some professions today, earning a master’s degree is almost a necessity. “What people don’t realize is that earning a master’s degree is as close as their backyard,” said Cori Ann Dahlager, Director of the Graduate Office. Off-campus master’s degrees in Education and Business Administration are offered via learning communities or cohorts at various sites throughout the midwest. On-campus master’s degrees are offered in Education, Special Education and Business Administration. Students have more options for licensures and concentrations through the on-campus programs. “Convenience. That’s what we probably hear the most about our graduate programs,” said Dahlager. While those close to Marshall can earn their master’s on campus, those further away are increasingly taking advantage of the two-year learning communities or cohorts that are formed for those who desire to take that next professional step. SMSU faculty members travel to the learning community sites and teach courses one weekend per month during the academic year. “The learning communities are very popular. People love the format. Many can find the time for one weekend a month,” said Dahlager. During 2007-2008, for instance, learning communities in Education were held in Brainerd, Park Rapids, Minn.; Mitchell, and Sioux Falls, S.D. Some past learning community sites have included Montevideo,


Granite Falls, Owatonna, Woodbury, Austin, Redwood Falls, Faribault, and Emmetsburg, Iowa, to name a few. MBA cohort courses are offered via interactive television (ITV) two nights per week during the academic year. They are offered online during the summer months. There are currently MBA cohort groups in Willmar, Worthington and Faribault. On-campus MBA courses are offered in the evenings during the week. On-campus MBA students have more concentration options. Dahlager follows up on inquiries from interested professionals and surveys regional interest. Many times, it’s alumni who encourage people call and request offcampus learning communities be established. Dahlager said that several learning communities have such a demand that they are automatically offered every twoyear cycle. “A lot of people don’t realize that, if they want a master’s degree, we can offer that degree in their area,” said Dahlager. “What we’re finding is that in some professions like education or business, a master’s degree is almost expected by the employer. We try to be as flexible as we can when we deliver these courses, because people are busy today. Our master’s students appreciate that.” Over 2,200 graduate degrees have been awarded since the University began offering them in 1998. The best advertising, said Dahlager, has been from alumni, and wordof-mouth. “We invite people interested in pursuing an off-campus program to contact the Graduate Office (507-537-6819),” she said.

Cori Ann Dahlager Director of the Graduate Office

“A lot of people don’t realize that, if they want a master’s degree, we can offer that degree in their area,” said Dahlager. “What we’re finding is that in some professions like education or business, a master’s degree is almost expected by the employer.”

Through the Adult Education program, SMSU has credentialed over 150 faculty in the community and technical colleges for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Two-year faculty have taken a series of six undergraduate/graduate credits to earn their credential.

‘Epitome’ of a Student-Athlete Balancing classroom work with athletics comes naturally to Sara Graf Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball coach Terry Culhane has been around the sport his entire professional career so he’s not easily impressed. So when Culhane says that Mustang junior setter Sara Graf is “the epitome of what a student-athlete should be,” you take notice. Graf is a junior Accounting major from Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and the daughter of Glenn and Lynn Graf. Math was her favorite subject in high school, and she soon gravitated toward accounting when she arrived on the SMSU campus. “I always liked math,” said Graf, who carries a 3.92 gradepoint-average. “When I got here I took some accounting and business classes, and I liked those. Math is my minor now.” Graf was a key player for the nationally ranked volleyball team and was named to the Academic All-District V first-team by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA. She earned third-team honors a year ago. She is the record-holder for assists in a season, assists per set in a single season and assists in a single match. She’s No. 3 in career assists, and will undoubtedly climb in that category before her career is over. Balancing academic and volleyball demands is something Graf has not had a problem with.

“In college, academics are more on you. The teacher isn’t going to hold your hand through class. They give you your syllabus, tell you you have to read it and be responsible — turn in assignments and papers on time — and when the next test is going to be taken. I enjoy the schedule more than high school — you have class a couple of times a week, and that gives you more time to do homework than having that same class every day.” Being a student-athlete actually helps her time management. “It forces you to manage your time, to put your priorities in the right order. All of the professors are very supportive of athletics and are understanding of our schedule.” Graf attended a women’s math conference last spring with seven other SMSU students at the University of Nebraska, where she was able to learn more about opportunities and network with other women interested in the subject. “It was a great experience. I got to see other women in math, listen to them talk about their careers.” It reinforced her academic choices. She plans on pursuing accounting or business after graduation, and she’s excited about the future. “I feel like I can adapt to any situation, any size town,” she said. “It’s exciting to have my options open.”

“Being a student-athlete actually helps with my time management. It forces me to manage my time, to put my priorities in the right order.”

Sara Graf



Visiting Artist Actor Robert Westenberg helped students from all over with the craft of acting during the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Celebration Robert Westenberg decided to take the knowledge gained as an actor and share that in the classroom. The acclaimed actor moved from the stage to academia five years ago and is currently the Theatre Department chair at Drury University, a college of 1,200 students in Springfield, Mo. “My focus has changed now,” said Westenberg. “I want to settle down, be in Missouri and I love being a teacher.” Westenberg was asked to be a visiting artist during the Fine Arts Celebration in late April-early May 2008, and spent several days on campus conducting master classes for students. He was asked by SMSU Theatre Professor Sheila Tabaka, who attended the Kennedy Canter American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C., and noticed a play he directed was up for an award. She e-mailed him and made the arrangements. “I was impressed with the faculty at SMSU, the school and the department in general. It’s a well-developed, beautifully focused program, and the campus is in a beautiful part of the country,” he said. Westenberg is the second visiting artist in as many years. The previous year, SMSU alumnus Isiah Whitlock Jr., spent time on campus with theatre students. “Isiah and I went to graduate school together,” said Westenberg. Westenberg’s appearance drew not only SMSU students, but those from other institutions, as well. “We had students from the University of South Dakota and also Minnesota State, Mankato. They thought it was fantastic,” said Ray Oster, Associate Professor of Theatre. “He’s a natural teacher,” said Oster. “He has such a wonderful way of presenting the positive message, and he always got the students to think of how they could do things better.” He is perhaps best known for his roles in the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods as the Wolf and Prince, for which he received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award, and Sunday in the Park with George, where he replaced Mandy Patinkin in the title role. While known for his work in musical theatre, he has also appeared in many plays and classical works, along with films and television. The Fine Arts Festival spanned 16 days and featured recitals, plays, vocal and instrumental music concerts, student displays and performances, faculty readings, forensics presentations and special guests.


A Winning Idea Inaugural Ag Bowl wins NCAA award for civic engagement

Southwest Minnesota State University’s inaugural Ag Bowl resulted in national recognition by NCAA Division II and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) as the top civic engagement event in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) in 2007-08. The Ag Bowl, held Oct. 6, 2007, was developed by the SMSU Department of Athletics and was one of just 21 colleges nationally that were honored. The award included a $500 grant to be used for other community engagement efforts. The Ag Bowl included a series of events created to bring together the University, agriculture and the southwest Minnesota region. It culminated in the Ag Bowl football game against Concordia-St. Paul. The Smokefest barbecue competition, a youth football clinic and the Ag Olympics took place early in the afternoon. The BBQ Bonanza combined with tailgating in the mid-afternoon and helped create an exciting collegiate atmosphere for those in Marshall and surrounding communities to attend the football game and enjoy great food. The youth football clinic had 105

participants who were instructed in aspects of the game by SMSU coaches and players. The Ag Olympics, put on by the Marshall FFA chapter, entertained a constant flow of children and parents all afternoon. Ralco Nutrition of Marshall was the title sponsor for the Ag Bowl while other sponsors included Hormel, The Schwan Food Company, Boerboom Farms, Crow's Seed, Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed, Garst Seed and the Linder Farm Network. “We are honored to receive the Award of Excellence from NACMA recognizing the SMSU Ag Bowl as the top civic engagement event of the year in the NSIC,” said Chris Hmielewski, SMSU director of athletics. “The award is the result of a great vision and the hard work of many SMSU staff, community and booster club members, the Marshall businesses, and the agricultural community of southwestern Minnesota.” Division II and NACMA staged the contest to build momentum for Division IIs’ community engagement initiative and reward institutions for their creativity in advancing the initiative.



“This University has made me so much more confident in myself. I came here as a shy little freshman, and now I’m prepared for the future. There’s no doubt my experience at SMSU is going to help me through all of this.”

Erin Dickhausen

Senior Sports Management Major Watertown, MN

Erin Dickhausen has rewritten the record books at SMSU, and has her sights set on professional softball It’s not every high school senior who comes to campus for a tryout in one sport, and leaves with a scholarship offer in another. But then again, Erin Dickhausen isn’t your average athlete. Southwest Minnesota State University’s career leader in hits, runs scored, triples, home runs, runs-battedin and total bases is poised to take her game to the next level. She will have a second tryout in May 2009 with the Rockford (Ill.) Thunder of the National Professional Softball League, where she will compete with four other players for a roster spot. She is currently a student coach for the Mustangs and graduated in December 2008 with a degree in Sports Management. She plans on being a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State next year. Softball is the sport she’s passionate about, and professional softball is the ultimate challenge for the small-town girl who graduated from WatertownMayer High School. “I was recruited by Minnesota-Duluth and Wisconsin-STOUT for basketball,” she said. “But my goal was to play college softball.” She made herself an e-mail list of softball coaches, keeping in contact in hopes a door would open. She didn’t know that SMSU softball coach Shawn Semler would be the one to answer her knock.



Dickhausen came to campus for a visit and to work out for a spot on the basketball team. She e-mailed Semler and asked to visit with him during her trip. “My basketball tryout didn’t go so well, so it’s probably a good thing I made the visit to his office,” she said. Her freshman year, the catcher led the team in home runs, slugging percentage, hits, runs-batted-in, triples and stolen bases, earning her first of four All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-team honors. She was named All-Region V first team twice, and second team once. She was NSIC Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and helped lead the team to three straight conference titles and a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances. “This University has made me so much more confident in myself,” said Dickhausen.” I came here as a shy little freshman, and now I think I’m prepared for the future. There’s no doubt my experience at SMSU is going to help me through all of this.”

2008 - 2009

July 2007

July 2007

Dr. Betsy Desy was named interim dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences. She has been at SMSU since 1988 as an Assistant, Associate and full Biology Professor before accepting the Interim Dean position. She replaced Dr. Beth Weatherby, who was named Provost.

Dan Baun was appointed interim chief information officer at SMSU. He heads information technology services on campus. Baun is an SMSU alumnus.

August 2007

August 2007

The SMSU Library was one of 61 across the country selected to display the traveling exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians,” which told the story of how women struggled in pursuit of a medical career. Participants included female physicians from Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) and Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.

Three representatives from Udorn Thani Rajabhat University in Thailand visited the SMSU campus to finalize plans for students to come to SMSU as part of their doctoral program in Educational Administration.

July 2007 Construction continued on the Regional Event Center, a multi-purpose facility that is home to SMSU and Marshall High School football and soccer teams, as well as a site for numerous other activities such as concerts, speakers, and trade shows.


September 2007 SMSU celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Founders Day event to commemorate Sept. 18, 1967, when 509 students began classes for the first time at what was then Southwest Minnesota State College.


September 2007 Paul Loeb, who spent over 30 years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment, gave a presentation in the R/A Facility. His appearance was part of the University’s First Year Experience theme of “One Person Can Make a Difference.”

September 2007

October 2007

Professor Emeritus Lloyd White’s collection of German Braille books was accepted into the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection in the Library of Congress.

The Alumni Heritage Gallery was dedicated. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Student Center and chronicles the history of the University. Shown is Stacy Frost, Director of Annual Giving Programs, as she cuts the ribbon.

October 2007

October 2007

The SMSU Chemistry Club’s annual Reaction Show played to a full house. In a safe and entertaining way, students show how chemicals react. The event ended with the serving of liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Representative Tom Rukavina, chair of the state Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Committee, visited campus to talk with employees and students, tour the campus technology improvements and spend time in two classes.


November 2007 As part of International Education Week, SMSU held its second annual International Art Festival, which featured singing, dancing and other entertainment by international students. Over 240 international students representing 25 countries attend SMSU.

November 2007

December 2007

The nationally known country group Emerson Drive performed at the R/A Facility.

Santa Claus was a surprise visitor at the university holiday open house. Children from the SMSU Daycare Center told Santa their holiday wishes. SMSU music groups were busy as well giving holiday performances, highlighted by the annual Very Prairie Christmas performance.

December 2007

January 2008

The second Undergraduate Research Conference was held on campus. Approximately 150 students representing 13 academic programs showed their research work either in oral presentations or through poster presentations.

SMSU was part of the largest environmental teach-in effort in U.S. history. Called “Focus on the Nation,� its emphasis was global warming. Over 1,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states participated. Shown are Dr. Thomas Dilley, left, and Dr. Steve Kramer addressing the topic.

January 2008

February 2008

A traveling exhibit from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Ohio made a stop at SMSU and featured a 1/16-scale inflatable space shuttle. A total of 950 students from 31 school districts in the region visited the NASA displays, which included an Apollo panel exhibit, a Hubble telescope exhibit, a Mars rover and space shuttle tabletop model, and an Apollo trainer space suit.

Over 400 middle school and high school students were on campus for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summit, one of eight held throughout the state. SMSU Science faculty had four hands-on displays as part of the event, and participants toured the GIS Center, visited the Museum of Natural History and attended one of three Planetarium shows.


March 2008

March 2008

Dave Christensen became the new Campus Religious Center Lutheran pastor. His roots run deep in the region. His great-grandfather farmed 180 acres south of Clarkfield, land Christensen plans on converting to organic agriculture.

The SMSU Human Resources team won its fourth straight State HR Games title. Charlette Gamber, Veblen, S.D.; Anna Peterson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Peggy Kjersten, Sacred Heart, Minn., represented SMSU in the competition, which is for students interested in careers in Human Resources.

April 2008

April 2008

SMSU was named a winner of the Academic and Student Affairs Award for Innovative Partnership and Collaboration from the MnSCU System for the Redwood River Monitoring Project. SMSU Biology and Environmental Science students mentor Marshall High School Biology students, training them to monitor the Redwood River water as it flows into, and out of, Marshall’s city limits.

The 15th annual Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies spring conference was held, with a theme of “Dakota People, Minnesota History and the Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Lies.” The three-day event also honored the retiring Dr. Chris Mato Nunpa, founder and organizer of the conference.

May 2008

June 2008

Retired SMSU English Professor Bill Holm was named the 2008 McKnight Distinguished Artist. Holm, well-known poet, musician and essayist who taught at SMSU for 24 years, is the author of 16 books and is a two-time Minnesota Book Award winner.

The SMSU volleyball team ranked second in NCAA Division II attendance during the 2007 season, according to the NCAA figures released in June. SMSU drew 9,220 fans to 13 home dates, an average of 709. SMSU was 10-3 at home and 39-10 at home from 2004-2007. SMSU was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation during 2007.


June 2008

June 2008

Gov. Tim Pawlenty was a surprise visitor to Boys State, hosted by SMSU June 15-20. It was the 60th anniversary of Boys State and over 300 boys participated, an increase over the past several years. SMSU will host Boys State through 2011.

The 23rd annual SMSU Mustang Golf Classic was held at the Marshall Golf Club. This annual event raised $23,000 for scholarships for Mustang Athletics.


by the numbers

Southwest Minnesota State University, located in Marshall, MN, is one of seven state universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU offers liberal arts and professional programs, providing quality undergraduate and graduate education and exceptional value in a friendly, small-campus setting with excellent facilities and amenities. SMSU is dedicated to promoting college preparation and success by offering concurrent enrollment programs for high school students.

Student Characteristics TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 6,502

Degrees Awarded at SMSU in 2007-08 Associate’s 4 Bachelor’s 505 Master’s 169





Undergraduate Profile Total Gender Women Men


African American/Black American Indian/ Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic International White Race/Ethnicity Unknown

Degrees and Areas of Study

3,415 2,699 101

27 140 62 265 4,873 646

6,114 56% 44%


0% 2% 1% 4% 80% 11%



Areas of Study with the Largest Number of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded in 2007-08 Business Administration & Management Elementary Education & Teaching Health & Physical Education Marketing History All other degree areas Total


17% 6% 5% 4% 39%


Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking) Minnesota Other US States & Territories Other Countries

74% 16% 10%

Average Age Unergraduates Age 25 or older

21.8 11%

Age (Degree-Seeking)



by the numbers

Classroom Environment Students to Faculty Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students Master’s

23 to 1 76%

Total Faculty % Women % from Minority Groups % with Highest Degree in Field

140 44% 12% 66%

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

98% 169

Percent of Fall 2008 First-Time Students Receiving Each Type of Financial Aid State Grants Federal Grants Student Loans Institutional Aid/Scholarships

Costs of Attendance and Financial Aid

Typical Undergraduate Costs per Year Without Financial Aid for Full-Time, In-State Students (2008-2009)

Any Type of Finanical Aid

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For fiscal year 2008, SMSU had revenues of $57,838,000, and operating expenses of $45,372,000.

2008 Revenue

31% State Appropriations $17,660

1% Interest Income 9% $700 Private Grants 0% $5,215 Other Nonoperating Revenue $112

Total - $57,838,000

8% Net Restricted Student Payments $4,503

dollars in thousands

25% Net Tuition & Auxilliary Sales $14,524

6% 2% Other Operating 1% Nonoperating Expense Expense $1,054 $2,525 Financial Aid Net of Scholarships $357 5% Depreciation $2,356

20% Supplies & Services $8,915 66% Salaries & Benefits $30,165

17% Capital Appropriations $9,660

9% Other Operating Revenue $5,464

2008 Expenses Total - $45,372,000

dollars in thousands


2007 - 2008 FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert Gunther, President Bruce Saugstad, 1st Vice President Kristi Mukomela, 2nd Vice President Brad Winkelman, Secretary/Treasurer Julie Bleyhl, Past President Robert Aufenthie Dean Bloemke Deb Boulton Timothy Burns Leland Bush Vonnie Carda Bill DeLay Lee French

Chris Fritsche Sheldon Haaland Dan Koster Dorene KronkeMcCourt Maren Larson Jan Loft Roger Madison

Richard Maertens Marilyn McLaughlin Mary Meaden Roger Mohr Orian Muecke Ken Mukomela Kate Nau Mike Rich

Linda Sanders Joe Schomacker Diane Taylor Bill Toulouse Eve Wyffels

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends, The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation is pleased to bring you our 2007-2008 Annual Report. We would like to recognize and thank those people and organizations whose time, talents and financial contributions have so generously supported Southwest Minnesota State University. The SMSU Foundation received a record $3,438,764 in contributions this past year, the largest total in the history of the Foundation. This was made possible by the generosity of 6,109 donors. This past year was also historic as the Foundation gave back to the University and its students a record $6.5 million in support of building projects, academic programs and increased scholarships. These highly impactful contributions were the result of an overwhelming level of private support. Alumni and friends have given us the opportunity to impact students directly as well as to leverage additional state dollars to benefit the campus. As a result of the historic Sincerely,

Bill Mulso Executive Director SMSU Foundation


contributions to SMSU, you will see that the total assets of the Foundation dropped from $10,295,726 to $8,644,130 primarily as a result of restricted contributions being transferred 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 your contributions to helping make Southwest Minnesota State a great University.




as of June 30, 2008

as of June 30, 2008

University Development $5,098,822

Alumni Faculty & Staff $286,874 $104,280 Interest Income $410,745 Matching Gift $23,244

Scholarships $699,057

Business $765,382

Academic & Program Support $370,759 Fundraising $302,208 Friends $2,258,984


Permanently Restricted $2,783,384


Unrestricted $870,797 $12,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000

Temporarily Restricted $4,989,949


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008


Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report Summary The Campaign for Southwest, a $17.2 million dollar fund-raising campaign to build support for Southwest Minnesota State University, which began in July of 2003, has been generating tremendous response as it draws near its completion. Through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, the total dollars contributed and pledged have surpassed our total campaign goal. However, not all of the specific targets have yet to be reached. Our hope is to bring the campaign to closure in 2009 so that we can capitalize on the momentum that this major undertaking has created. The following is a snapshot of our campaign priorities and the dollars that have been raised in support of those initiatives through this past year.

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

Enhance undergraduate scholarships through an endowment to support merit and need-based scholarships

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 to date: $13.3 million


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

Provide support for the Culinology® Program component of our Hospitality Management Program in to order enhance curricular development consistent with changes in the field

Establish an endowment to support the Environmental Science 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 to date: $2.4 million

Support for Campus Projects $3.2 million Specific projects include: •

Renovation of 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 is being partially funded by both public and private dollars. The facility houses regional, cultural, entertainment, educational and sporting events on campus

Dollars contributed and pledged to date: $3.2 million


The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation is proudly committed to raising funds in support of SMSU. With the help of countless alumni, friends, faculty and staff, we can continue to achieve great things at Southwest. The University has changed the lives of many people and private support will play a critical role in the years to come.

Your gift is vital to Southwest and now you can have an impact on your favorite program or activity. Southwest is calling on all alumni and friends to consider a gift as part of its major fundraising drive, The Campaign for Southwest.

For more information on how you can make a contribution to The Campaign for Southwest, contact the SMSU Foundation at 1-800-260-0970 or via the web at


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$10,000 - $24,999





$50,000 - $99,999 CUMULATIVE



This Honor Roll of Donors lists annual contributors of gifts of $100 or more for the period between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008, 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.


Aramark Corporation The Schwan Food Company


Oscar & Cora Sather


Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWS SOCIETY Alumni & Friends Karen LeShufy D. C. McFarland


Otto Bremer Foundation Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation Walter & Arthur Anderson Charitable Trust


Deeann Griebel ‘80 Charles & Dorothy McGuiggan Earl Olson


Bremer Bank Buuck Family Foundation CHS Foundation Minnesota Corn Growers Association SMSU Booster Club Southwest Initiative Foundation US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group


* David & Cecelia Danahar Sheldon & Margery Haaland Mildred L. Madden Thomas McCourt & Dorene Kronke-McCourt ‘73 Ann C. Peters Thomas & Linda Sanders


Archer Daniels Midland Company Bank of the West - Marshall Carr Properties East River Electric Power Cooperative First USA Bank, N.A. Great Plains Natural Gas Co. Hy-Vee Food Store KMHL Broadcasting Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Slumberland of Marshall The McFarland Company Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA


Joseph & Cathy Amato Diane Cohen ‘72 & Jerrold Cohen Mark Edelmann ‘75 & Leslie Edelmann

* Doug & JoAnne Fraunfelder Josie Haaland William Hezlep * Jack & *Mary Hickerson * Steven Kramer & *Beth Weatherby * Robert & Premjit Larsen John & Esther McLaughlin Kenneth & Gwen Mukomela 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


American Express Financial Advisors Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center Borch’s Sporting Goods, Inc. Bremer Trust Company of MN Cattoor Oil Company, Inc. D & G Excavating Great River Energy Har-Mar Foods, Inc.- Hardees Heartland Consumers Power District Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP ING ReliaStar Life Insurance Company K.T.’s Kitchens, Inc. Land O’Lakes Foundation Lockwood Motors, Inc. Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative Marshall Independent Material Distributors, Inc. McLaughlin & Schulz, Inc. Midwest Wireless of Mankato Minnwest Bank, M.V. Paxton Signs, Inc. PPG Industries Foundation Quarnstrom & Doering, P.A. R & G Construction Ralco Nutrition, Inc. Rock-Tenn Company Schott Foundation Southwest Tour & Travel State Farm Companies Foundation Viking Coca Cola Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign


Randy Abbott & Jill Buitendyk ‘92 Duane & Gail Anderson Harvey Angel ‘73 Robert Archbold Robert Aufenthie & Ramona Nagel Bonnie Babcock Michael Bjerkesett ‘71 Edward & Linda Carberry Duane & *Debra Carrow ‘94 Esther Cooper Donald & Phyllis Danielson Debbie Denbeck

Rick & Linda Dennis David & Carol Drown Willard & Colleen Engel Ed & *Connie Evans Darrell Fuhr 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 Hmielewski ‘04 Keigh & Arlene Hubel Robert Johnson & Alma Cater Violet Johnson Eileen Jones Richard Jorgensen ‘72 & Barbara Jorgensen Vincent & Anne LaPorte Dennis Larson ‘71 & *Maren Larson ‘89 John & Dorothy Lasher Rena Lockwood Susan Madsen Richard & Irene Maertens C. Paul & *Carole Martin Bill & Roz McCormack Harvey & Vera McVey George & Rise Mitchell Gordon & Jenice Molitor Ruth Mortier Doug & *Sandy Mosch ‘79 Orian Muecke ‘75 & Sue Muecke * William Mulso ‘93 & *Stacie Mulso ‘94 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 Joan Rusk ‘82 & Alvin Rusk Michael Springman ‘73 & Tracey Springman Mark & Claudia Stenson Dan & Kathy Sussner Eileen Thomas Doug & Carole Treadway Joseph & Eileen VanWie David Weiner Elmer Weltz Mike & *Lorraine Weverka Dale W. Youngern Agnes Zwach


Affiliated Community Medical Center AgriBank AgStar Financial Services Alltel Corporation American Legion Post #113 Anton Chevrolet Basin Electric Power Cooperative

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

Becker Iron & Metal Company Best Western Inn Bisbee Plumbing & Heating Bornhoft Concrete, Inc. Burger King Corporation Burger King of Marshall Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration CHS Inc. Coca Cola Bottlers’ Foundation Cottonwood Co-op Oil Company Cowles Media Company D & M Implement, Inc. Davisco Foods International, Inc. Domino’s Pizza Duane Anderson Chartered First Independent Bank Great Plains Sports, LLC Heartland Corn Products Henle Printing Company Hormel Foods Corporation Hubbard Foundation Ludwig & Inez Huso McNeely Foundation MDU Resources Foundation Meier Electric, Inc. Merck Company Foundation Midwest United Insurance Services, Inc. Midwest Wireless of Willmar Minehart McKee & Associates Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Minnesota Pork Board Minnwest Bank, M.V. Nationwide Foundation Perkin’s Family Restaurant Prairie Pride Cooperative Preferred One Prudential Foundation Red Rock Rural Water System Runnings Farm and Fleet Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative Southwest Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. Strategic Marketing Services, Inc. Subway The Farm Credit Service Foundation Tholen Auto Sales, Inc. United FCS Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #742 Western Printing Company




* Timothy Alcorn ‘89 & Caroline Alcorn ‘90 Frederick Almer & *Debra Almer ‘76 Adrian & Claudia Anderson ‘81 Kevin Anundson ‘82 & Karla Anundson Mabel V. Anderson Wilfredo Apostol Shirlee Bailey Gary & Marjory Becker Dale Berkner ‘78 & Dianne Berkner * Paul & Nancy Blanchard Greg & Paula Boerboom ‘91 Charles & Katherine Bonifas



* Tyler Bowen ‘95 & Susan Bowen ‘95 Brian & Kathy Brandt Julie Caron Tom Caron Jim Checkel Jim & Kim Christianson Stanley & Katherine Claussen Edmond & Nina Conway * Scott & *Laura Crowell * Terrence Culhane ‘78 & Sandra Culhane ‘78 Hugh & Linda Curtler Jeremy Daberkow Martin & Betsy Draper John & *Pat Drown ‘71 Tim & Marlene Dufault Conrad & Marcia Eckstrom Faye Eckternacht * Eric & Brandy Eidsness Robert & Maryann Eliason Dave & Pam Epperly Cam & Joanne Fanfulik Terrence Fogarty ‘82 & Karen Fogarty Oliver & Mary Ford Joann Fredrickson ‘84 Neil Frost ‘93 & *Stacy Frost ‘93 Steve & Linda Fruechte Jim & Jan Fuhrmann Pete Gaskell & Julia Gaskell ‘83 LaVern & *Pat Gawarecki Thomas Good ‘73 & Annette Good Curtis & Kristy Griffin Shane Hastings ‘92 & Penny Hastings Darin & Nancy Hegland Don Hein & Julie Hein ‘71 Lois Henkel ‘72 Marvin & Jan Hey Gerald Hoffbeck & *Sandra Hoffbeck ‘74 Brian & Sandi Hoffman Michael Holmes ‘85 James Hubley ‘74 & Barbara Hubley ‘75 Robert Jacobson & Jill Vroman * 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 * Jeff Kolnick & Rosa Tock Richard Kontz & Marilyn Kontz ‘71 Michael Kopp & *Vicky Brockman ‘82 Michael Kramer ‘94 & Alecia Kramer ‘94 Stephen Krumpe & Paula Nelson ‘72 * Marilyn Leach Gregory & Rebecca Lecy H. W. Linder Daniel Lippert * Kelly Loft ‘97 & *Kari Loft ‘96

Walter L. Mann Joel Mathiowetz Darlene Mattke ‘74 Mike & Sharon Maxwell Ronald & Marilyn McLaughlin Tom & Liz McLaughlin Perry & Lou Ann Meyer Roger & Constance Mohr Chuck Muller & *Rosalie Muller ‘85 David Musser ‘81 & Tammy Musser ‘81 Girard Parnell ‘71 & Diane Parnell * William Pavot Craig Pellerin Lloyd & Rennae Petersen ‘86 Duke & MaJa Pogatchnik Don & Mary Polfliet Gregory Posch & Diane Nagel ‘73 David Potter ‘77 Daniel Reed ‘76 Robert Reinhart ‘75 Jean Replinger Anthony & Michelle Rossman James & Aileen Rowe Steve & Juli Sanders Bruce Saugstad ‘89 & Linda Saugstad ‘90 Larry & Dawn Schiavo Mike & Susan Schneider * George & Peggy Seldat Richard & *Mary Shearer * Sherwin Skar & *Kathy Jones Richard & Carol Spencer ‘97 * Gregory Stemen ‘01 John & Margaret Suedbeck Jerry & Linda Svoboda Randy & Leann Tatge Doug Theis David Thomas Eric & Tamara Thorn * Gerald & Mary Toland ‘96 William Toulouse ‘94 & Traci Toulouse Joseph & Shirley VanOverbeke Timothy & Mary Jean Waibel Robert Walker ‘98 & Nancy Walker ‘02 Patrick Wands ‘85 Darrel Wiener ‘75 & Karen Wiener ‘74 Mark & Michelle Wilcox Joe & Jane Willett Barbara Yorde * James & *Marianne Zarzana James & Emily Zwach


3M Foundation All My Favorites Alliance Pipeline L.P. American Hotel Foundation, Inc. BENCO Electric Cooperative Best Western Marshall Inn Breyfogle Auto Sales Brownlee & Hayes, Inc. Carrow’s Cleaners & Formal Wear Cars Limited Charter Communications Company Chase Manhattan Foundation Chemical Bank CHS Inc. - Marshall City Looks

Comfort Inn Communicating for Agriculture Cowles Media Company Credit Bureau of Marshall, Inc. Deluxe Check Printers Foundation The Equitable Foundation Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Clarkfield Farmland Foundation First National Bank - Montevideo 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 Gregory G. Lecy, D.D.S. Horty Elving & Associates, Inc. J. R. Farms, Inc. Jennie-O Turkey Store John V. or Esther McLaughlin Foundation Kyle B Petersen Farms Lake Beverage Company Landmark Bistro Larson’s Home Furnishings Marshall Ludowese A E Inc. Lyon County Farm Service JV Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau McDonald’s of Marshall McDonald’s of Redwood Falls Midwest Aviation Minnesota Pork Producers Association Monsanto Company NE Foods, Inc. New Life Farms, LLLP North Star Mutual Insurance Company Northwestern Mutual Life - Bernie Archbold Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc. Olson & Johnson International, Inc. Papa John’s Pizza Prinsco, Inc. Randall W. Johnson, D.D.S. Redwood County Probate Court Rehkamp Funeral Home Reinhart FoodService, LLC Skewes Jewelry SMSU Alumni Association SMSU Theatre Department Southwest Cattlemen’s Association Southwest Sanitation State Bank of Lucan State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Stoneberg Giles & Stroup, P.A. The Rosen Family Foundation Traveler’s Lodge Motel True Value Home Center TRW Foundation TSP Twin Oak Acres United FCS

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

United Southwest Bank US Bancorp Foundation US Bank Wachovia Foundation Walt Maeyaert Scholarship Fund Wherley Moving & Storage Yellow Medicine East Independent School Dist. 2190


Douglas Anderson Bradley Baune Brian Bertrand ‘05 Steven Binder ‘79 & Debbie Binder Brian & Krista Bjella ‘96 Joe & Antoinette Borgerding Leland Bush ‘73 & Pamela Bush ‘72 David Chura John Chute ‘77 & Debra Chute Thomas & Marcie Conroy Brian & Jill Cook Kevin & Nancy Dahlman Michael & Pamela Ellingson Robert & Sandra Fenske Bryan Fier & *Sara Fier ‘93 Daniel Fischer & Jan Nordin-Fischer Dennis & Linda Fuchs David & Linnea Genereux Donald Getschel George & Jenifer Goblish ‘99 William & Dawn Gordon Forrest Gorter ‘73 & Mary Ferron Tyler & Rhea Grove Jason Gruhot ‘88 & Danielle Gruhot Tom & Patti Hayes Patrick & *Sharon Hennen Daniel & Ronaele Hoffman * Mike & Michelle Jewett Joel Johanningmeier John Kern ‘75 & Lynda Kern ‘77 Jason & LeAnn Klein Brian Knochenmus ‘00 & Mindy Knochenmus * Charles Kost & *Elizabeth Desy David & *Brittany Krull ‘04 David Marquardt Bruce Miller Keith & Cheryl Miller ‘89 Bruce & *Debra Mitlyng ‘85 * Verna Nassif Blake & Ronda Owens George & Mary Peichel Alex Pirkl Kristie Ploehn John & Kathy Pollock Karl Porisch ‘03 & Shirley Anderson-Porisch Gregory & Joan Schwarz James Smalley & Sara Runchey Michael & Renee Stoebe Lonnie & Jeannie Swenson Doug Thiesen & Dawn Reed ‘74 Wally Thomas Bruce Tiffany Paul & Cindy Torkelson Matthew Wolle Charles & Louise Worm Michael & Susan Wudel Thomas & DeVonna Zeug

American Insurance Administrators, Inc. Ameriprise Financial - Randy Groff Annexstad Family Foundation Bird Island Farmers Co-op Elevator Brad Anderson Farms, LP Buysse Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Campus Lofts, Inc. Choice Connection, LLP Daktronics Daley Farm of Lewiston, LLP DLR Group Evergreen Farms-Hayes ExactTarget, Inc. Hoffman Enterprises Home Federal Savings Bank Intelligent Ingredients Johnsrud Brothers Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC Michael R. Thomas, DDS Minnesota FFA Foundation Minnesota Valley Communication On Campus Marketing, LLC Organic FarmingWorks, LLC Pine Lake Wild Rice Farm Purfeerst Farms R & R Imdieke Farms Rabo AgriFinance Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc. Shooters Sporting Clays State Farm Insurance Company Kevin Anundson Thalmann Seeds, Inc.


Carl Aakre Bruce & Mary Ahrendt David Anastasi ‘82 & Joyce Anastasi Michelle Anderson ‘88 Joseph & Helen Andries Paul & Joyce Arends ‘98 Gregory & Mary Bartz James Beyer ‘97 & *Noelle Beyer ‘97 Dean Bloemke ‘73 & JoAnn Bloemke Mike & Cynthia Booke Charlie Boone & Carol Heen ‘71 Dale Bradtke ‘85 Jeff Bragg Michael Brown ‘00 & Marie Brown Shaun & Becky Bruns Thomas Brutscher ‘85 Don & Susan Buhl David Carlson ‘79 & Ann Carlson David Caslavka ‘91 Jason & Jennifer Clarin Gustavo Condezo ‘01 & Kari Condezo Dennis & June Daberkow Paul & Susan Dale John DeBoer ‘96 & Diane Bieniasz-DeBoer William DeLay ‘85 & Lori DeLay Tim & Jennifer Deutz ‘84 John & Stephanie DeVos Eric & Neenah Eben ‘04 William Fenske ‘84 & Anne Fenske Gary & Mary Frandson ‘71

Randy & Pamela Galbraith ‘80 Chuck Gaworski ‘74 & Germaine Gaworski * Vaughn Gehle ‘82 Mitch Glover ‘85 & Jane Glover ‘84 Steve & Joanne Groenewold ‘76 Jonathan Harley ‘72 & Donna Harley Andy & Erin Hatelstad Scott & Shirley Hiller Jason Hoffman ‘99 & Pam Hoffman Bryon Hotzler ‘72 & Laura Hotzler ‘72 Katie Huschle Richard & Margaret Jolstad Don & Karen Klinkner Carlos & Jean Knakmuhs Todd Konietzko ‘85 & Kelly Konietzko ‘84 Perry & Karen Krenske Russ & *Debra Labat Mike & Kari Landuyt Michael & Paula Liepold * Max & Mary Lord Dennis & Donna Majeskie Paul & Kirstie Meyer ‘98 Tim Moberg ‘71 & Judy Moberg James & Laura Molenaar Lawrence & Lavonne Moorse Jeff Mordhorst & Joan Humbeutel ‘81 Richard & Heidi Mukomela Lloyd Nelson ‘84 & Cecile Nelson Denis Nerney & Nona Nerney ‘75 Daniel Nesdahl ‘97 & Kathryn Nesdahl Jim Norton ‘78 & Cynthia Norton Ron & Karen Obermoller Doug & Leanna Olsem Roger Olson ‘73 & Sherry Olson * David & Marica Patterson Sue Peters ‘92 James & *Lynn Peterson Kevin & Jacqueline Peterson ‘88 Steven Petrich ‘82 & *Peg Furshong Matt Piorier Kelly & Lynn Plumley Leland & Norma Raske Rob & Kathy Reed Michael & Rosemary Rizzo Joe Roers ‘05 & *Betty Roers ‘06 Marsha Rose ‘94 Gary Rychley ‘72 & Wendy Rychley Alan Schafer ‘73 & Juliane Schafer Steven & Loronda Schuler Richard Schwinghammer ‘73 * Robert Schwoch ‘02 * Shawn & Danielle Semler James Skjerven ‘93 & Jenifer Skjerven ‘93 Michael & Jane Soukup ‘80 * Tim & Christy Steinbach Rodney & LaDonna Stensrud Jacob Strait ‘03 David Strom ‘75 & Vicki Strom ‘75 Jim Sullivan ‘83 & Terry Sullivan Sarah & *Russell Svenningsen Steve & Bobbie Talcott David & Diane Taylor ‘75

Michael & Jennifer Thomas ‘95 * William & Candace Thomas ‘08 Charles & Debra Uphoff Mark & Rita Vandeputte Joseph Vander Kooi Gary & *Debbie VanOverbeke ‘89 * Eugene & Brenda Verschelde * Ross Webskowski ‘02 & Heather Webskowski ‘98 Marlin Wendland ‘92 & Lisa Wendland ‘93 Jim & Jill Willers Bradley Winkelman ‘91 & Alison Winkelman ‘91 Greg Wymer ‘95 & Amy Wymer Terry & *Lori Wynia Paul & Andrea Zimmerman


Abra Auto Body & Glass B.H. Drywall Bagels & Brew, Inc. Beverage Wholesalers, Inc. Bike Shop Birch Cooley Farms, Inc. Bladholm Properties Bot Appliance & Electronics Broderick & Company Bruns Chiropractic Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union Complete Health Center Dairyland Beef Producers Association DCI Realty Ecolab Foundation Fixen Chiropractic Grandview Financial, Inc. Harvest Land Cooperative Hiller Rentals Independent Lumber of Marshall Johnson’s Paint & Wallpaper Center KHC Construction, Inc. Liberty Mutual Lone Oak Farm, Inc. Lyon Main Partnership Marshall Area YMCA Marshall Baseball Association, Inc. Medtronic Foundation Midwest Ag Enterprises, Inc. Mister Cool’s Clothing MSUAASF National Collegiate Athletic Association Northwestern Mutual Life -Todd Bock Pinedale Farms Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association Shudlick Law Office Southwest MN Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Inc. T & I Marketing, Inc. Upholstery Company VanderHagen Skogrand & Associates Wal-Mart Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company Willmar Poultry Co. Inc.

*Denotes Faculty/Staff


Bruce Aamot ‘76 & Lori Aamot Brett Aasen ‘89 Chad Adams ‘96 & Ann Adams ‘97 Douglas & Karen Adams Jason Adams ‘94 & Kami Adams ‘95 Buddie & Mary Adkins ‘74 Michael & Gail Ahern Duane Alberts * Frances Albitz * John Alcorn ‘89 & Sue Alcorn Jeffrey & Linda Allen ‘84 Jeff & Bonnie Allen Mark & Sandra Altman John Amundson & Sally Weissman Mcrae Anderson & Karen Leonard ‘73 A. Eric Anderson Alan Anderson ‘79 & Margaret Anderson Brian Anderson ‘74 & Lea Anderson Christian Anderson ‘02 & Denell Anderson Dennis & Cindy Anderson Gertrude Anderson James & Marcy Anderson Leslie & Virginia Anderson Paul Anderson ‘93 & Julie Anderson Steven Anderson ‘73 David Andresen ‘86 & Molly Andresen Dave & Jan Andrews William & Molly Archbold Lillie Arndt ‘96 Alan Aughenbaugh Kent & Eileen Augustin ‘84 Michael Awoleye & Mary Chase-Awoleye Bradley Bacon ‘92 & Renee Bacon Scott & Brenda Baker Larry Balfanz ‘75 & Mary Leopold Rick Ballantine Craig Bangasser Richard & Debra Banks ‘75 Lee Barrett ‘83 Ron Barson Joe Bartak Steven & DeAnna Baukol ‘03 * Daniel Baun ‘83 & *Linda Baun ‘85 Daniel Beacom & Ann Roemen ‘84 John & Joan Beadle William Bechtol Jr ‘76 & Sharon Bechtol Gary & Bernice Beehler Kevin Beekman ‘84 & Joanne Schollmeier Thomas & Coleen Behm Barbara Bellows Frank Belmont ‘76 & Rebecca Belmont Rodney Belsheim ‘71 Richard Bendt ‘90 & Shawna Bendt George & Kerri Beningo ‘79





Roger Benson ‘78 & Deborah Benson ‘76 Todd & Kristen Beran ‘93 Charles Beranek ‘96 & Heidi Beranek ‘96 Thomas Berg ‘74 & Sally Berg ‘74 Leonard Berman & Julianne Seter-Berman ‘77 Eli & Mary Berry Brad & Audrey Besse David Beyenhof ‘85 & Sherri Beyenhof Gaylen & Karen Bierman Milton & Cynthia Bighley ‘83 * Brad Bigler ‘02 & Heather Bigler ‘05 Mark Bigler Matthew & Kimberly Bigler Scott Biniek ‘98 * Douglas Binsfeld Thomas & Gayle Birath Michael Bird ‘95 & Jodi Bird ‘95 Terrence Birkeland ‘83 & Tori Birkeland ‘85 Moses Bittok ‘93 & Leonida Bittok Robert Bitzan ‘71 & Richard Hoff Steven & Pamela Bjoraker John Blake ‘83 & Mary Monnet-Blake Bruce & Pat Block Kurt Blomgren John Blomme ‘90 & Kristin Blomme ‘89 Michael Blum ‘77 & Louise Blum Adam Blume ‘06 Jerald Bly ‘71 & Ricke Bly ‘73 Michael & Sue Boedigheimer ‘88 Ricky Boelter ‘95 & Nicole Boelter ‘04 Jason Boerboom ‘95 & Holly Williams-Boerboom ‘97 Thomas Boerboom ‘74 & Susan Boerboom Jon Boese Walter & Vickie Bomgren Jeff & *Rhonda Bonnstetter ‘96 Joshua Bonnstetter ‘06 Raymond Boone & Karri Crittleton Eric Born ‘93 & Danita Born John & Margaret Bornhoft Merlyn Borth ‘76 & Lorena Borth Greg & *Carol Bossuyt John Bot ‘95 & Becky Bot ‘02 David & Mary Boulton Mark & Deborah Boulton ‘93 Gregory Bova & Kathryn McNally-Bova ‘93 Rande Bowman ‘78 Timothy & Kathy Boyd Jim Boyle Ardene Boysen ‘74 & Roxann Boysen *Patricia Brace Patrick Brady ‘71 Carol Bragg Jason Branby ‘89 & Vineeta Branby Scott & Cindy Bredeson Stan & Denise Brewers ‘83 Peter Breyfogle ‘80 & Nancy Breyfogle Kevin Britt ‘96 & Stephanie Britt Thomas Brockberg ‘72 & Cheryl Brockberg

Brian Bromen ‘72 & *Melissa Bromen ‘74 Don & Mary Brown ‘73 * Jay & Judy Brown Thomas Brown Mike Bruer Robert Bruner ‘00 James Brunkhorst ‘82 & Julie Bodelson Brunkhorst Doug & Eva Bruns Steven & Nancy Brusven Brock Buchert John & *Kathleen Ashe Lawrence & Julie Burgart * Donna Burgraff * Nathan Burns ‘07 & Alicia Burns ‘07 John Burton ‘72 & Sandra Burton ‘71 Daniel Busch ‘72 & Patricia Busch David Buschena ‘86 & Maire O’Neill John Buseth ‘86 & Vicki Buseth Steve Bush ‘76 & Sonya Bush Richard Buss Chad & Stacie Buysse Charles Buysse ‘82 & Sharon Buysse Dean & Kathy Buysse ‘79 Rodney Cardinal ‘71 & Mary Cardinal ‘71 Jeffrey Cariveau Timothy Carlblom Brett Carlson ‘92 & Loretta Carlson Alan Carpenter ‘72 & Anne Carpenter ‘75 James Carr Craig & Linda Carter Chad & Tina Cartwright ‘97 Charles Casey & Barbara Muesing Greg & Sue Cattoor Jay & Heather Cattoor Todd Caughey ‘77 & Mary Caughey ‘92 Jerome Celski ‘75 & Jann Celski Charles Chalberg ‘73 Tony & Debbie Chiaverini John & Wendy Chisham Paul Choudek ‘82 & Julie Choudek ‘84 Gary Christianson ‘84 & Jean Christianson Marc & Mary Christianson Michael & Lynn Christianson ‘86 James Christopherson ‘06 & Denise Christopherson Cynthia Christy-Langenfeld Bill & Deb Chukuske Paul Claeys ‘87 & Sharon Claeys Denny Clark James Cockriel ‘84 & Jean Cockriel ‘85 Chad Cole ‘96 & Keri Cole ‘97 Scott Colwell & Jacqueline Ross ‘78 John Compton ‘80 & Renee Compton Joe & Doris Cool Jerry Cooney Michael Core Steven & Christy Coudron ‘92 Darrell Courneya ‘73 & Celeste Courneya Nancy & Michael Cox

Bruce Cox & Constance Smith-Cox Michael Cox ‘73 & Cheryl Cox Sherry Craig ‘78 Marc Craigmile ‘05 & Regan Craigmile ‘06 * Sandra Craner Matthew Crellin ‘76 & Joan Cochran Jeff & Leslie Crissinger Chad Crow ‘72 & Marilyn Crow Kevin & Kelly Culbertson * Sean Culhane ‘05 Keith Cushman ‘94 & Jody Cushman ‘94 Nathan Dahlager ‘98 & *Cori Ann Dahlager ‘98 Dan Dallman & Judith Letrud ‘77 Joel Daniels ‘80 & Hope Daniels Bruce & Diane Davis ‘75 Michael & Julia Dean * Emily Deaver Fran & Syl DeBaere Bernie & Julie DeCock ‘81 John DeGroff ‘72 & Barbara DeGroff Dave Deines ‘93 & Kim Deines ‘95 Larry & Joanne DeJongh Carmen DeKoster Alan DeLeeuw ‘76 & Jane DeLeeuw Austin & Brydie DeMuth James Denevan ‘83 Joseph Derezinski Wayne Detmer ‘80 & Barbara Wilson Bob & Kelly Deutz Mark & Brenda Deutz Ghislain Devlaminck ‘76 & Virginia Devlaminck Cathy DeVos ‘74 Daniel & Nola Dickhausen Mary Jo Dierickx ‘84 Tracy & Kristal Dill Carolyn Dindorf ‘83 Bradley Dirckx ‘76 & Margaret Dirckx Josh Dirckx ‘85 & Heidi Dirckx Joe Dittrich ‘81 Tracy Doherty ‘80 & Lisa Doherty Richard & Mary Donaldson Vine & Lisa Drapeau Pat Duncanson Chris & Connie Dunn Dana Dykhouse Don & Linda Edblom Peter Egan ‘74 & Carol Egan ‘74 Al & Mary Eggermont Charles & Kari Ehlers ‘99 Timothy Eichacker ‘94 & Pamela Eichacker Robert & Margaret Eichenlaub ‘89 C. Lyle & Jean Eidsness Clifford Eidsness John Eidsness Paul & Darlene Eidsness Joyce Eischens ‘87 Terry Endres Curtis Enestvedt ‘71 & Debra Enestvedt Bradley & *Jill Engebretson David Engel ‘72 Gordon & *Bonnie Engesmoe

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

Tyler Engquist ‘02 & Jill Engquist ‘02 Steven & Joan Erickson ‘84 Mark Erickson ‘75 & Jill Erickson *Patricia Erickson ‘00 Rex & Kim Erickson Carl & Evelyn Ernst ‘71 Keith & Kathleen Evenson ‘73 Robert Fagnan ‘04 Clif & Lori Feltis Aju & Ann Simpson Chad Fennell ‘99 Michael Fenske ‘83 & Sharon Fenske ‘82 Tim & Annette Fernholz Molly Feterl ‘90 Kevin & Diane Fineran Stan & Pat Finnestad Charles & Bernice Fischer Gary Fischer John Fischer ‘89 & Mary Fischer Kevin Fischer William Fischer ‘90 & Bonna Fischer ‘92 Quentin & Carla Fixen Daniel Flaherty Steve Fleck ‘90 & Cindy Fleck ‘92 Neil & Carol Fletcher Andy Flock Frank & Michele Foley Pat & Doris Foley Shawn Foy Douglas Franzen ‘82 Dennis & Marjorie Frederickson ‘79 Trygve Fredrickson ‘81 & Marie Fredrickson ‘82 Eloise Fredrickson ‘73 Jerry & Janice Free Charles Freiss & Catherine Schlagel ‘76 Dean Frisch Theodore & Chris Fritsche * Jodi Fuerstenberg Darrell Fuhr Dana Funk Jerry Fury S. Cave & Dana Gaines Patrick & Christine Gallagher Roger Galles * Stuart Galstad ‘72 James & Rhonda Ganger Brian Gardner David Garman ‘76 & Nancy Garman Jon Garrow ‘96 & Julie Garrow David Gaspar Sylvan Gaul ‘71 Larry Gavin ‘81 & Patricia Gavin Brian Geerts ‘95 & Jenifer Geerts Marlene Gehler Thomas Gelhar ‘78 & Lynn Gelhar Wes & Jeannie Gerdin Tami Geselius ‘92 Tom & Diane Gesinger Jeffrey & Katherine Geske Tom & Susan Geske William & Michelle Giannelli Craig Gifford ‘71 & Ann Marie Gifford ‘71 Scott Gilbertson ‘90 & DeAnn Gilbertson ‘90 * John & Leanna Ginocchio Jerome Girton ‘73 Brent Gish ‘73 & Gayle Gish

Adrian Hebig ‘89 & Nicole Hebig ‘89 Randall Hebrink & Cynthia Hebrink ‘95 Steven Hedberg ‘71 John & Patricia Hedlund *Shawn Hedman ‘86 & Nancy Jo Hedman ‘87 Richard Hegge ‘83 & Kari Hegge ‘83 Peter Hellie ‘84 & Joy Hellie ‘88 Thomas Hellmann ‘81 & Diana Hellmann Chris Helvig ‘96 & Katie Helvig Christopher Helvig ‘83 & Lisa Helvig *David Hemp ‘99 & Christine Hemp ‘97 Stephen Henderson ‘01 & Kelly Henderson Larry & Barbara Henle Timothy Henline ‘82 & Betty Henline ‘83 James & Lori Henning ‘90 John Henrich ‘76 & Roberta Henrich ‘74 Barb Henry Kim & *Kristine Henspeter ‘74 Shaun Herring ‘81 & Paula Herring Dan & Deb Herrmann Jason & Pam Hess Tyler Hess ‘01 & Anne Hess ‘02 James & Deb Hey Michael Hickman ‘74 & Sharon Hickman Greg Higdem ‘77 David Hilbrands ‘86 & Dori Hilbrands ‘85 Scott Hildebrandt Jeffrey Hill ‘77 & Amy Hill Brian & Andrea Hmielewski Michael Hoberg ‘77 & Traci Hoberg Barry & Lisa Hochhalter ‘89 Mark Hodder ‘87 & Xunyu Qian Jim & Carey Hoepner Philip Hofer Thomas Hoff ‘87 & Cheryl Hoff ‘87 Judy Hogan Jeff & Anne Holcomb Tim Holinka ‘87 & Kris Holinka Tom & Sharon Hollatz ‘01 Kenneth & *Cynthia Holm ‘79 * Diana Holmes Julie Holmes Karen Holmes Carl Holmquist Richard Holter ‘84 Ronald & Susan Honken ‘79 Eugene & LaVonne Hook ‘71 Mark Hotzler ‘80 & Jane Hotzler Neil Houtkooper ‘86 & Pamela Houtkooper Charles Howe ‘75 & Mary Howe ‘77 Brian & Kay Hrubes ‘86 Mark & Carol Hruby Allison Hubel Jerry & *Marcia Hubner Doug & Susan Huebsch Joey Hulsebus ‘04 & Laura Hulsebus ‘04 Dale & Debbie Huschle Peter & Tracy Imle

Douglas Imming ‘84 & Coleen Imming Marshall Isder Jason Jacobs ‘00 & Molly Jacobs Paul Jansen Steven Jansen ‘71 & Kathryn Jansen ‘72 Jerry Janssen Lisa Jasper ‘89 * Jeffrey & Nicolle Jennings Dennis Jensen ‘71 Mark & Mary Joy Jensen ‘84 Mark & Jackie Jensen Robert & Sharron Jensen Jerome & Mary Jerzak Kurt Jeschke Paul Jesse ‘98 & *Denise Jesse ‘98 Philip Jessen ‘84 & Gayleen Jessen ‘85 Richard & Glenda Jewett William & Beth Joens * Jina Johansen Van & Marcia Johnson ‘72 Ben & Laura Johnson Brian Johnson Gary Johnson ‘75 & Susan Johnson Joyce Johnson Nancy Johnson ‘73 Paul & Lois Johnson Thomas Johnson ‘75 & Sue Johnson Brian Jones ‘82 & *Susan Jones ‘82 *Harry Jones & Donna Slettedahl ‘92 Steven Jones ‘92 & Kristin Jones ‘93 Michael Jorgenson ‘74 & Jana Jorgenson J. D. & Kathy Judkins Richard & Pam Jueneman * Sangnyeol Jung * Karen Kaas ‘94 Dave & *Sharon Kabes * Daniel & Sheryl Kaiser ‘06 Merlyn Karjala ‘80 & Linda Karjala ‘82 Tyson Kassel ‘02 & Janell Kassel ‘04 Dean & Kendra Kattelmann * William & Gayle Keehr Gary & Candy Kellen John & Paula Kelly ‘89 Curtis & Beverly Kenyon Jason Kerr ‘97 & Tiffany Kerr ‘96 Todd & Jamie Kidder ‘85 Gary & Lorie Kidrowski Peter Kienholz ‘98 & Kacy Kienholz ‘00 Desmond & Perri Kilcoyne Sheldon & Connie Kimpling Marc & Melissa Klaith Bob Klatt ‘92 & Christy Klatt ‘92 Andy Kleindl ‘83 & Julie Kleindl Jim & Judith Kleven Ronald Kline ‘74 & Felisa Kline Glen Klug Kevin & Mary Knetsch ‘05 David & Shannon Knotz Kelly Knudsen Nathan & Rachel Knuth Jeffery Knutson & Sue Wentzlaff ‘75 David & Teresa Kock

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

Steve Koinzan Kasey Kolb Jim & Jill Kontz Gary Koosmann ‘73 Michael Korda ‘74 & Marjorie Longino George & Jane Korver Daniel & Joan Koster Michael Kraemer ‘70 & Candice Kraemer Douglas & Shelly Kramer David Kramer Randy & Christine Kraus Tom Kremer ‘72 Josef & Carol Kriegl Dale Krogman ‘93 & Kristin Krogman ‘93 Terry & Jeanne Krome Randy Kruger Steve & Carol Kruger Brett Kruschke ‘96 Neil Kruse ‘79 Andrew Kubat ‘76 & Dona Kubat ‘76 David Kuhlman ‘78 & Judy Kuhlman ‘84 Roger & *Linda Kulla William Kult ‘92 Douglas Kunde ‘83 & Marissa Kunde Matthew Kush & *Anne Aiken-Kush Shane Kussatz ‘96 & Heather Kussatz Daniel Labat ‘82 Ron & Barb Labat Christopher & Candace LaDage * Paul LaMantia * Dennis & Jonice Lamb Bruce & Vicki Lamprecht George Landuyt Jr & Kristin Landuyt Matthew Langan Cletus & Lorraine Lanners Steven & Colleen LaQua Kevin Larsen ‘87 & Anita Larsen ‘86 Richard Larsen Kyle & Nancy Larson Dru Larson ‘93 & Nicole Larson ‘94 Jerry Larson ‘72 & Debra Larson ‘74 Rory Larson ‘04 & Ericka Nieman ‘05 Joseph & Erma Laughlin Douglas Laumeyer ‘74 Steven Leaf ‘76 Daniel Lee ‘83 & Karolee Knudson-Lee Greg & Kari Lee Darwin Leek ‘79 & Virgean Leek Charles LeGare ‘72 & Vickie LeGare Brad & Linda Leiding Bill & *Diane Leslie ‘91 Michael Lieb ‘94 & Karole Lieb Jeff & Melissa Lies ‘92 Matt & Erin Lind ‘01 Peter Linder ‘94 & Rhonda Linder Gary Lindert ‘75 & Mary Lindert Craig & Julie Lindgren Stephen & Mary Jane Lindholm ‘83


Daren Gislason * Joan Gittens Miles & Shirley Gladitsch ‘75 John Glasgow ‘72 & *Jo Anne Glasgow ‘71 Brian & Shelly Gniffke TJ Gniffke Eugene & Mary Goblirsch Paul Goblirsch ‘83 Thomas Goblirsch ‘75 & Lisa Goblirsch Peter Goedtke Raymond & Twyla Goedtke Scott Goings & Amy Woodworth Juan & Janet Gomez Jamie & Kay Gonzales ‘73 * Mark Goodenow Mason Goodenow Jeffrey Goodmund Michael Gorden ‘79 & Ann Gorden Glenn & Lynn Graf * Sara Granheim ‘02 Kevin & Mary Gregoire Kurt Greniger ‘87 & Teresa Greniger Sandra Griebel Eric Grimsgard Vernon Grinde Wally & Mary Grismer Jerry Groen ‘85 & Marcella Groen ‘85 Jan Grote ‘79 Cary & Christine Grover Duane & Phyllis Grussing ‘71 Tim Gudal Cameron Guthrie ‘78 & Cathy Guthrie ‘79 Roger & Beverly Gylling Barbara Habstritt Mark Hacker ‘74 James & Connie Haessly Fredrick Hage ‘71 Gary Hagemeyer & Pat Bauman Bruce Hagen ‘71 & Lelia Hagen Eugene & Sandra Hagny Dennis & Mary Lea Hagny Michael Haig ‘76 Douglas & Charis Hamilton Andrew Hansen * Carrie Hansen ‘08 Dale Hansen Jeff Hansen ‘97 & Kari Hansen Joel Hansen ‘71 & Ruth Hansen Loren & Lisa Hansen Perry Hansen Kurt Hanson ‘71 Mark Hanson Paulette Hanson Annette Harding ‘71 Daniel Harms ‘89 & Heather Harms Kristin & Steven Harner Brian Harron & Christine Hansvick ‘71 Dave & Gena Hartley Daniel Hasz ‘85 & Donna Hasz Gary Hauser Tom Haynes & Mary Jorgensen-Haynes ‘80 Brian Healy ‘92 & Terri Healy Roger Hebeisen ‘71 & Cecelia Hebeisen



Jason & Sara Link ‘96 Robert Lipsey ‘93 & Holly Lipsey ‘93 David Loe ‘94 & Melissa Loe ‘94 Scott & Becky Loeslie Mark & Patrice Loewen Robert & Sandra Loft Eugene Longstrom ‘73 Jeff Loots ‘95 & Mary Loots Raymond Lou & Janet Yale Jerald Louwagie ‘77 & *Janice Louwagie ‘79 Joe & Jo Anne Louwagie Craig Louwagie ‘88 & Tira Louwagie James Louwagie ‘86 & Julie Louwagie Patrick Louwagie ‘83 & Jackie Louwagie Gordon Loyson Sander & Peggy Ludeman Tim & Joyce Ludewig Doug Luepke ‘73 Brian Luke ‘75 & Jane Luke ‘75 Brad & Vicki Lundy Holly Lynch ‘04 Roger & Donna Madison Jon Madland Jolayne Madson ‘87 Steven & Mary Maertens Duane & Laurie Maeyaert Bruce Magnuson ‘74 & Barbara Johnson Christopher & Tracy Maire ‘93 Jon Maker ‘78 & Rhonda Maker Michael Malady Mark & Stephanie Malingen Ralph & Debra Malz Gary & Kristi Manfre Joseph & Nancy Mansfield Daniel Marks ‘87 & Kirstin Marks ‘93 Randy & Lisa Marso ‘90 Adam Martin David Maruska ‘93 Shannon Mason Bruce Mattson ‘73 & Susan Mattson Timothy & Lora Mayclin David Mbonu ‘80 & Emilia Mbonu Martin McAlpin Lynn McCarthy Clinton McCully & Jennifer Sandberg ‘77 Christopher & Cindy McHorney * Michael McHugh Wade & Cindy McKittrick * Susan McLean Mike McNamara Tim & *Mary Meaden David & *Nancy Gerber-Meier Michael Meier ‘98 & Cat Abbott Steven & Karen Meister Ronald & Sally Mellies Jeff Menage ‘87 Todd Mentzer ‘92 & Bev Mentzer Rick Mersbergen Michael & Jessica Metzger Thomas Meulebroeck ‘73 & Veronica Meulebroeck David Meyer ‘93 & Becky Meyer Verne Meyer ‘72 & Linda Meyer Randy & Julie Mickelson

Craig Milacek ‘82 & Conelle Milacek ‘77 Dennis Miley ‘73 Kelly Miller * Patricia Miller John Mills ‘76 & Mary Mills Thomas Minehart ‘78 & Anita Minehart ‘77 Alan Miner ‘84 David & Karen Minge ‘88 James & Jenifer Minor ‘89 Thomas & Julie Miramontes ‘83 G. R. & Phyllis Moberg E.J. Moberg ‘98 & Shannon Moberg Jeffery Moberg ‘82 & Janine Moberg Jeffrey & *Regina Modica Rodney & Colleen Moe Howard & Joland Mohr Troy & Kimberly Molitor ‘01 David Monson ‘82 & Regina Monson David More William Morgan ‘79 & Joanne Morgan Joel & Carla Mortensen Bradley Mortland ‘90 & Terry Christensen-Hansen ‘99 Hassan Mouti & Janelle Gibbs ‘99 Jim & Mary Muchlinski Larry Muff Kristi Mukomela ‘80 Rick & Kristi Muller ‘89 Virginia Mulvaney ‘72 * Ken Murphy ‘88 & Sandra Murphy Kevin & Jane Myhre ‘02 Cecil & Deborah Naatz Gary & LouAnn Nagel David & Judith Nass Brian & Kate Nau Ryan Neale ‘08 Michael Neitzel ‘01 & Amy Rust ‘97 Keith Nelsen ‘71 & Jane Nelsen ‘88 Gary & Marie Nelson Jan Nelson ‘73 Jess & Linda Nelson * Jesse & Julie Nelson Lyle Nelson Mark Nelson ‘92 & Cynthia Nelson Randall Nelson ‘82 & Lynn Nelson Gregory & Cheryl Nemec Robert Nemmers ‘77 & Kathleen Nemmers ‘88 Thomas Nemo Michael Nesdahl ‘98 & Melissa Nesdahl ‘98 Todd Neuberger ‘87 & Cheryl Neuberger ‘87 Robert & *D’Ann Newman Tom & Darlene Neyens Scott & Rebecca Nichols ‘86 Aaron Nielsen ‘96 & Kirsten Nielsen ‘96 Daniel & Teresa Noethlich Jeffrey Nord ‘87 & Peggy Nord Burt & Kelly Norell Dale Norell ‘74 & Deborah Lien Craig & Debra Norland Harvey & *Dicksy Howe-Noyes John Nyhus

Donald Ochocki ‘74 & Arlene Ochocki ‘71 Brian Odegaard Thomas Odland ‘72 & Pamela Odland Leland & Constance Ohren Sean & Karen O’Leary * Amy Olson * Christine Olson Jack Olson ‘72 & Rosalie Olson Norman & Doris Olson Ted & Wanda Olson Dan & Cindy Osborne * Ray & Jane Oster Don & Carlene Otterson Harlan Otto Gary Overgaard Mark Overgaard Todd Oye ‘94 & Carrie Oye Todd Pack ‘77 & Debi Pack ‘89 Tom & Denise Palmer Dale Paluch ‘83 & Mickie Paluch David & Kyong Ae Paskach Timothy Patten Mark & Colette Patzer Christian & Lori Paul ‘98 Steven Paxton Michael Perkins Rick Perry & Shirley Schulz ‘71 Richard & *Joyce Persoon LeaAnn & Michael Peschong * John Petersen ‘03 Leroy Petersen ‘08 & Sheryl Petersen Nathan Petersen ‘00 Svend & Maren Petersen Bradley Peterson ‘98 & Janet Greeley ‘00 G. David Peterson ‘75 & Kristine Peterson ‘73 Gary Peterson ‘77 & Patricia Peterson Heidi Peterson * Scott & Peggy Peterson Sigmund Peterson ‘78 & Karen Peterson Thomas Peterson ‘75 & Tammy Peterson Trevor Peterson ‘96 David & Robyn Pfarr Brian & Cindy Pfeiffer Bradley Piehl ‘90 Eric Pierskalla ‘80 & Rachelle Graham James & Vivian Pietrick Scott & Mary Pihlaja Al Pithan Mark Plenke ‘77 Jerry & Lorelie Ploehn Scott & Marcy Pohlman James Polejewski ‘87 & Gail Polejewski ‘93 Dean Polkow ‘82 Steven Polkow ‘71 & Linda Polkow Craig Porter ‘79 Curtis Porter Terrance Porter Javier Portillo & Cecilia Ochoa-Portillo Prudence Precourt Thomas & Stella Press Paul & Jenna Puetz Dwayne & Carol Purrington Michael Qualls & Laurie Shaw ‘82

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

Thomas Quarnstrom ‘75 Daniel & Kelli Radel ‘93 Myron & *Ellen Radel Brian & Lisa Rademacher ‘93 Armand Radke ‘75 & Marcella Radke Scott Radloff ‘96 & Carrie Radloff ‘98 Charles Rahm ‘72 Karl Ramey ‘91 & Karen Ramey Gary Range ‘77 & Deb Range Dale Raschke ‘75 Dennis Rasmussen Tim & Alana Ratz ‘97 Glenn Reecy Bob & Joan Reed Roger & Karen Reede Mike & Cindy Reese Charles Regnier ‘84 & Rhonda Regnier Paul & Marcia Rehkamp Allen Reiners ‘81 Ardith Reishus ‘78 Bruce Remme ‘01 & Carie Remme James Resch Jerry & Renae Reu Roger Reuvers ‘81 & Linda Reuvers ‘82 Jeffrey & Lee Richmond ‘80 Tim & Barbara Richter Mark Riebel ‘85 & Kathy Riebel Thomas Rignell ‘76 & Cindy Rignell Gregg & Tami Riley Brian & Karen Ringsven ‘92 Gregory Rink Dean Risa ‘75 & Rebecca Risa Greg & Diane Rislov Dennis Ritchie ‘77 & Barbara Ritchie ‘77 * Rick & *Janice Robinson Joan Roca & Elaine Lilly Theresa Rodas John & Ashley Roemhild Kent Roers ‘98 & Susan Roers Richard Roesler Craig & Ruth Ann Roethler Terry & Nancy Rohne ‘99 Clay & Mellissa Roll Valerie Romberg ‘78 Duane Roslansky ‘71 & Sandra Roslansky Webb & LeAnn Ross ‘93 Brian Rowell ‘77 & Susan Rowell Christopher Rowell ‘05 & Michele Rowell ‘07 Russell Royce ‘78 Mike & Kim Roysland Paul Rudin Roger & Rosie Ruhr Michael Runholt ‘95 Tom & Muriel Runholt Kraig & Pat Rust Bruce Ryan ‘76 Al & Dolores Rysdahl ‘71 David Sams ‘73 Elaine Sandager ‘74 Michael Sandager David Sanderson ‘78 Darryl Sandhurst Carl & Kathleen Sanford Mark & Cheryl Sanken David Saufley ‘87 & Janelle Saufley ‘87

George & Jean Smith Tam Snell Brian & Marcia Solbrack Patricia Solum Rick & Bunny Sommers Gil & Roshawn Sook ‘95 Bradley & Jean Sorenson ‘89 Cynthia Sorenson ‘80 Paul & Marlene Soupir Dale & Jane Sparling Lyle Sparrowgrove ‘74 & Bobbi Jordan Alon Spektor ‘84 & Sandy Spektor ‘84 Howard & Larae Spencer A. Eugene & Virginia Spicer Chad & Joy Springborg Ron & Sharon Springer ‘71 William Springman ‘88 & Jill Springman Steven Squibb ‘92 & Kelly Squibb David Squires Gary St Aubin ‘82 & Wendy St Aubin Daniel Stacken ‘86 & Tracy Stacken Alan Stager ‘97 Charles Stahl Jeff Stamer Daniel Stanley ‘82 Carol Stearns ‘82 Joseph & *Paulette Stefanick ‘86 Robert & Kathy Steffen ‘83 Chad Stelter ‘99 & Amanda Stelter Colin Stelter Leroy & Betty Ann Stensgaard ‘70 Thomas Stenzel ‘90 & Kay Stenzel ‘91 *John Sterner ‘91 & Tracy Sterner ‘90 Leon Stoel ‘89 & Tammy Stoel ‘90 * Marilyn Strate Steven & Susan Strautz Lee Streb & Cynthia Weeks ‘87 Aaron Strommer ‘04 & Amanda Strommer ‘02 Brad Strootman & Joyce Holm Strootman Mike & *Elizabeth Struve Sean & Angie Stucker Mike & Marjorie Stueven Timothy Stupka * Matthew Suby Jon & Becky Suedbeck Harbarth ‘97 Eric & Carrie Sueker Pam Sukalski ‘95 Matt & Linnea Surprenant Bob & Yvonne Sussner James Sustacek ‘02 & Maire Sustacek April Sutor ‘80 Paul Swanson ‘89 * James Swartz Douglas Swenson ‘76 & JoAnn Swenson Peter Swenson ‘90 & Bonnie Swenson James & *Sheila Tabaka * James & Mary Tate Rob Tate John & Alison Tauer Loren Tauer ‘73 & Janelle Tauer Kristina Taylor ‘87

Jeff Tetrick ‘72 & Chris Tetrick Dean Thate Lynn Thate Todd Thedens Ronald & Sheryl Theno Christopher Theobald ‘86 Lyle Thies ‘77 & Joyce Thies Jeff & Jacalyn Thomas Maloye & Margaret Thomas Donald & Debra Thompson * Gloria Thompson Jeff & Colleen Thompson * LeAnn Thooft Justin Thordson ‘98 & Jamie Brink-Thordson ‘06 Quinn Tierney ‘73 & Gerald Huerth Thomas Timko ‘91 & Tamela Timko ‘91 Irene Timm Jeffrey Timonen ‘97 Roger & Kathy Tjosaas Richard Toews ‘75 & Jeanne Toews ‘74 Roger & Gloria Tollefson ‘87 Cathy Tormey Wade Tornquist ‘81 & Mary Tornquist Kim & Beth Townsend Steven Trebesch ‘82 & Lora Trebesch ‘81 Thomas Trollen ‘78 & Lynn Trollen Joe & Julie Tucci Scott Turner ‘94 & Judy Turner ‘88 Steve & *Joan Tutt David & Karen Twedt Joseph Uckert Jean Ufkin ‘77 Roger & Sandra Untiedt Jim & Vicki Vandamme Thomas Vandendriessche ‘77 & Janet Vandendriessche Tom & Joey VanderHagen Randall VanDerPol August & Janet Olson Daniel & Mary VanHauwaert ‘88 Pat & Karen VanKeulen ‘87 Bernard & Louise VanMoer Scott VanMoer Bob Vanorny Louis & *Jacalyn VanOverbeke Daniel VanRider ‘97 & Sara VanRider ‘98 Andrew & Claudia Varady ‘93 Gary & Diana Veenstra ‘72 David Verkinderen ‘90 & Krista Verkinderen Steven & Patricia Verkinderen Roger & Shirley Verly Michael & Diane Viehauser ‘73 Steve Virnig Mike & Dawn Vlaminck Curtis & Joey Vogt Christopher Volzke ‘05 Carol Voss & Deanna Graf ‘85 Jon Wager ‘82 & Tammy Wager Paul & Colette Wagner Scott Waldner & Gail Gilman-Waldner Donald & Donna Waletzko Robert Walker Doug Wallace ‘77 & Debra Wallace ‘79

*Denotes Faculty/Staff

Valerie Walseth ‘80 Jim Walters ‘89 & Sharon Walters Paul & Karen Wambeke ‘95 Mark & Shawna Warner Gregory Weber & Linda Kimber Weber ‘83 Jason & Traci Weber Joseph & Jodi Weber Ron Weber ‘74 & Mary Weber Ronald & Donna Weidauer Mary Sue Weir Lyle & Cheri Weismantel Ryan Wendland ‘02 & *Marcy Olson ‘93 Bradley Wendland ‘89 & Pamela Wendland ‘90 Ron Wendorff ‘78 & Ann Wendorff Bruce Werner ‘77 & Beverly Werner Thomas & Debra Werpy ‘91 Dwayne & Beth Westra ‘74 Dayton Westra ‘87 & Kayla Westra Lou Ann Wewetzer ‘84 Lloyd & Kathleen White Gary Whitney ‘96 & Jodi Whitney Matt & Teresa Widboom ‘02 Timothy & Sandy Wilcox ‘82 Charles Willard Dan Wilson Doug Wilson Brad & Jodi Windfeldt ‘86 Marlin & Beverly Winkelman Chad Winker ‘98 & Connie Winker ‘98 Scott & Jean Winslow Michael Winter ‘88 & Karen Winter Joe & Julie Wittkop Michael Wittman ‘97 & Kelly Wittman ‘00 Mark Woitalewicz & Amy Woitalewicz ‘85 David & Vicki Wood ‘06 Michael Woods Mark & Teresa Woodworth ‘79 David & Maya Wudtke Ward & Eve Wyffels ‘82 Allan Wyffels ‘93 & Kristie Wyffels Kevin Wynia ‘84 & Sara Lee Wynia ‘89 Nick & Jean Wysong Steven Yakesh ‘99 & Rachel Yakesh ‘99 Michael Yea James York ‘82 & Rosemary York Brian Yost ‘93 & Nicole Yost Chad Young ‘96 & Nicole Young ‘97 Danny Young Hans & Shana Zahrbock Aaron Ziemer ‘01 Donald Zierke ‘77 & Barbara Zierke Stephen Zierke ‘72 & Arnita Zierke John & Kara Zimmerman James & Lisa Zmeskal ‘88 Marv Zylstra ‘86


Scott & Staci Saugstad Kevin Schaefer ‘94 & Linda Schaefer ‘96 Roger Schaffer Rodney Schaffran ‘74 & Debra Schaffran Dan Schenkein Brian & Kristin Schlegel Chris Schlegel ‘95 & Jolene Schlegel ‘96 Terry Schleif ‘76 & Robin Schleif Louise Schmid ‘77 Mark Schmid ‘82 & Sandra Dennis Karl & *Nadine Schmidt Kent Schmidt ‘85 & Shaneen Schmidt Ronald Schmidt ‘74 Mark Schmitt ‘88 David Schoenberg ‘77 & Karen Schoenberg Michelle Schoeneck ‘03 Robert & Robin Schoeneck Joshua Scholten ‘05 Thomas Schubbe ‘75 & Maggie Arzdorf-Schubbe Michael Schuetz ‘93 Aaron Schultz ‘92 & Danelle Schultz Kevin & Gwen Schultz Donral Schulz * Jessica Schumacher Charles & Patricia Schuveiller Doug & C Schwanke Kevin & Vicki Schwartz ‘79 Bradley Schwartz ‘78 & Deborah Schwartz Don & Cathy Schwarz Thomas Schwerzler ‘83 & Arlene Schwerzler John Senden ‘80 & Linda Senden ‘82 * Mark Senkyr Randy Serreyn ‘82 & Roxanne Serreyn ‘82 Kristopher & Marie Setnes ‘02 William & Laura Sexton Greg Shaikoski Paul & Patricia Sheggeby Laura Shelton Robert & Elizabeth Sherman ‘98 Frank & Mitsue Shindo David & Jan Shudlick Dean Shupe & Colleen Shupe ‘86 Dawn Siegling ‘85 Kenneth & Marcia Siemonsma Michael Sieve ‘75 Rick & Pamela Sievers Michael Sinclair ‘76 & Karen Sinclair Scott Sinclair ‘83 & Lisa Sinclair Michael Siok ‘85 & Jeanne Siok ‘88 Brian Skalbeck ‘73 & Dee Skalbeck Brad Skoglund ‘83 & Teresa Skoglund John Skogstoe ‘73 & Susan Skogstoe Phil & Ellen Skramstad Kathy Slowter Paul & *Connie Smisek Al Smith Alan Smith ‘71 & Evie Smith




509 Design A & W Furniture & Gifts Action Sports Al Enterprises, Inc. Amberg’s Acres AmericInn Motel & Suites Anderson’s New Carpet Design, Inc. Aramark Employees Awards Plus of Southwest Minnesota, Inc. AXA Equitable B & A Sundance B. J. Construction, LLC Barnes and Noble BBTech Solutions, Inc. BH Electronics, Inc. Bixler Farms Boland Recreation Bolden-Fischenich Enterprises Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bound to Read Boysen Insurance Services Captial Benefits Group CDI of Marshall LLP Chad Crow Insurance Agency, Inc. Citizens Bank Computers and Beyond Contracting Specialist, Inc. Cooperative Light & Power Association County Fair Food Stores, Inc. Culligan Water Conditioning Currie State Bank Curves for Women Decor Designs, Inc. Denison Machine, Inc. Dental Health Center Doom & Cuypers, Inc.

Dwight Buller Farm, Inc. Dybsetter Farms, Inc. Ecowater Systems of Marshall Edward D. Jones - Mike Snodgrass Emerson Electric Co. Farmers & Merchants State Bank Farmers Co-op Association Minneota Farmers Co-op Association of Milroy First National Bank Flexible Benefits LLC Fran’s Communications Gary Bruns Insurance Agency, Inc. GE Foundation General Mills Foundation Great Plains Natural Gas Co. Greater Twin Cities United Way Gregoire Farms Hamilton Funeral Home Harley-Davidson Motor Company Helena Chemical Company Marshall HiRel Systems IBM Matching Grants Program Integrity Bank Plus Jackpot Junction Casino Jeff Thomas D.D.S. Jensen Trucking Johnson Foundations LLC Jubilee Cleaning Company KAB Farms LLC KCC Farms, Inc. Kesteloot Construction Kleinjan Grain & Livestock, Inc. Kluksdal Piano Tuning Krech Dakota Air Spray, Inc. Kristi’s Kloset L & J Farms Lake Benton Opera House

Lights and Beyond Lilibet’s Lockheed Martin Corporation Madden & Madden Madden Upholstery of Marshall Malz Bros. Farm Marcotte Jewelry LTD. Marshall Animal Clinic Marshall Area Stage Company Marshall Golf Club Marshall Golf Club Pro Shop Martin County Farm Bureau MB Ventures, LLC Midwest Excavating, Inc. Mike Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Mike Miller Foundation Minnesota Association of Cooperatives Minnesota Cabinets, Inc. Minnesota State Employees Local 2385 - Council 6 Minnwest Bank - Dawson Minnwest Bank Central Monica’s Beauty Salon Murray County Land Improvement, Inc. Northern Trust Northwood Hair Clinic Paul D Johnson D.D.S. Peplawn, Inc. Perry L. Meyer Farms Inc. Pheasants Forever, Inc. Prairie’s Edge Casino Preferred Health of Marshall, P.A. Principal Financial Group Prinsburg Farmers Cooperative R George Brockway D.D.S, P.A. Raymond James Financial Services Redstone Farms, Inc.

Heritage Society Michelle Anderson Michael Bjerkesett John & Jean Brobst Timothy Burns ‘72 & Julie Burns Mary Lee Dallman ‘94 & Dennis Dallman

Donald & Phyllis Danielson Mitch Glover ‘85 & Jane Glover ‘84 Deeann Griebel ‘80 Chris Grosz ‘82 Sheldon & Margery Haaland

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors Roosters Bar Runholt Family Farm Partnership Rye’s Nursery Greenhouse & Tree Service Salmon Automotive Savvy Salon & Spa Season’s Gallery, Inc. Sisson Printing, Inc. SMSU Faculty Association SMSU Sociology Club Son-D-Farms, Inc. South Dakota Symphony Southwest ChemDry Southwest Wholesale Company Staffing Specialists, Inc. State Bank of Faribault State Bank of Jeffers Sunsational Tanning The Baxter International Foundation The Capital Trust Company of Delaware The Maille Mystique The Wild Goose, Inc. Three-Legged Dog, Inc. Titan Machinery Toro Foundation Trelay Seeds Tyler Engquist Insurance Agency, Inc. United Defense LP Vermeer & Sons Farms WaterStone Wilson O’Brien Realtors Wrolson Grain Unit Zurich U.S. Foundation

Jason Hoffman ‘99 & Pam Hoffman Richard Jorgensen ‘72 & Barbara Jorgensen Grant & Nancy Joy Richard & Marilyn Kontz ‘71 Charles Myrbach

The Southwest Heritage Society was established to recognize and honor, during their lifetime, those persons whose vision and generosity move them to support SMSU through an estate plan gift to the SMSU Foundation. If you would like to become a member of the Southwest Heritage Society or would like more information about making a gift to SMSU through an estate gift, call the SMSU Foundation at 1-800-260-0970.



The legacy of Eric Markusen will continue to live at Southwest Minnesota State University. Markusen was the SMSU Sociology professor who died in January 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was known on campus as a passionate, caring professor. Internationally, he was known as one of the world’s foremost Holocaust and genocide scholars. His research took him to former Soviet satellites, Cambodia, Croatia, Bosnia, Poland, Serbia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Chad and Yugoslavia. The 2007 conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars was dedicated to his memory. Following his passing, a lecture series was established by the SMSU Foundation through an endowment established from memorials given in Markusen’s name. It will bring to campus human rights speakers. Fittingly, the first such speaker was Dr. Ellen Kennedy, who spoke on the topic “Darfur: Taking a Stand Against Genocide” in April 2007. Markusen was involved with the study of the Darfur genocide at the time of his passing. Kennedy is the outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and the state coordinator of the Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota. Kennedy met Markusen in the unlikeliest of places — while lunching in the small Rwandan town of Butare in 2005. She was with her husband, Leigh Lawton.

Photo courtesy of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

“He said to me, ‘Don’t look now, but there’s a … guy in the room and I think he’s speaking Minnesotan,’” said Kennedy. Thus began a fast friendship between the two. They worked together on many projects, and she was honored to be the first speaker in the Markusen series. “Eric’s work was so important to the world,” she said. “What an honor it was to be the first speaker. I’m so happy that his memory will be continued through this speaker series.”

If you would like to learn more about making a gift to the Eric Markusen Human Rights Lecture Series, please contact the SMSU Foundation at 1-800-260-0970 or email for more information.


MNSCU BOARD OF TRUSTEES David Olson, Chair Ruth Grendahl, Vice Chair C. Scott Thiss, Treasurer Duane Benson Cheryl Dickson Jacob Englund Clarence Hightower Allyson Lueneburg Dan McElroy David Paskach Thomas Renier Christine Rice Louise Sundin Terri Thomas James Van Houten James H. McCormick, Chancellor, MnSCU

BARGAINING UNIT REPRESENTATIVES Jan Loft, President, SMSU Faculty Association (SMSUFA) Jefferson Lee, President, SMSU Administrative & Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Brian Ehlenbach, President, AFSCME Council 5 Mark Senkyr, Representative, SMSU Middle Management Association (MMA) Mary Meaden, Representative, Minnesota Association for Professional Employees (MAPE) Brittany Sandager, President, SMSU Student Association


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