university of minnesota, morris alumni association
Donnay Green ’05, President of the UMM Alumni Association What an amazing time to be a Morris alum! The accolades keep rolling in for this institution that is near and dear to each of us, and the University of Minnesota, Morris continues to garner national attention for its commitment to high-quality education. From being ranked as a Top Value College to winning recognition for its focus on sustainability, Morris continues to shine, and I hope you are as proud as I am. Morris alumni are all across the world, making contributions in all fields imaginable. This May we welcomed more than 375 new graduates into the UMM Alumni Association, and I had the honor to represent you during the Commencement activities. What a remarkable weekend! I attended numerous events and was blown away by the work of the graduating students and the paths that they were soon to embark on. Their studies at Morris reminded me of things I had long forgotten, like involved research work with various faculty and how some of my passions were born on that very campus. This proves how valuable we are as alumni. We are the bridge for new alums to use to continue their journey. Your time and contributions are needed more than ever! This year we have a calendar full of events to support current students as they continue their academic pursuits and to engage our alumni. Be sure to check out the upcoming events—we hope to see you soon!
Morris Alumni at Chanhassen
A group of Morris alumni and friends attended a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in late April. 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Ann Michels ’92 was a member of the cast.
Above left: Laura Anne Hunt ’13 and Stan Hunt. Above: Breanne Suter Lunemann ’09 and Jake Lunemann ’07.
Morris on the Move to Bemidji
Alumni and friends enjoyed an intimate dinner with Professor Emeritus Jim Togeas in April. Pictured: Ken Traxler ’89, Marty Wolf ’85, Richard Schaefer, Alan Colliander ’71, Kailee Fredrickson Fretland ’02, Mike Fretland, Wayne Tieman ’72, Director of External Relations Carla Riley ’85, Professor Emeritus Jim Togeas, Liana Aube Schaefer ’05, Susan Colliander, Pat Tanner, Jim Tanner, Chief Development Officer Susan Schmidgall, Darren Olson ’97, Linda Wallisch Wolf ’85, Carolyn Pickett Olson ’96. Other alumni and friends in attendance included Marcus Grubbs ’09, Gail Rixen ’77, Tim Kroeger ’79, Erika Bailey-Johnson ’99, Matt Johnson, Reed Johnson, Noah Johnson, Dorothy Lange Greiner ’00, and Kory Greiner. 22
University of Minnesota, Morris: a renewable, sustainable education.