Tuesday, August 6, 2019

CCAPS Homecoming Pre-Parade Celebration

We can't wait to see you at the College of Continuing & Professional Studies (CCAPS) Homecoming Parade Celebration!

Friday, October 4, 2019
4-6:30 p.m.
Nolte Plaza, East Bank
315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on University Avenue.

CCAPS will once again be in the Homecoming parade - you are all invited to join in and walk with the Radio K car and MELP students!

Please let us know how many people will be joining us for the celebration. CCAPS staff, faculty, students, alumni and their families are all welcome to join us! This is a free event for the CCAPS community to attend. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. 

Your RSVP is requested for planning purposes.

CCAPS & U of M - Day of Service - September 28

CCAPS will be participating in the U of M Day of Service on Saturday, September 28. 

Sign-up for the MN CCAPS site at Coldwater Spring on the Mississippi River as part of National Public Lands Day  or another location near you!

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Luedtke

Read what Sara Luedtke (B.A. '11), past leader of the Chicago Alumni Network and a member of the UMAA Student and Recent Alumni Council, has to say about her experiences with and the benefits of volunteering.

Connect with Sara on LinkedIn.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mgbeahurike an MBA to Watch

Ony Mgbeahurike (BAS '13) took over the spotlight in the May 10th edition of the Poets and Quants publication.  Ony was touted as an MBA to watch from the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.

See full article here!

Bechtel joins Olympus Respiratory of America

Scott Bechtel (BS '17) completed his minor in Operations Management last spring, and was named Manufacturing Manager and Senior Planner for Olympus Respiratory of America (Spiration) in Redmond Washington.

Scott says "the Executive team they were all impressed with the fact that I went back to school and finished my degree. When I described my degree they thought it was a perfect fit."

Obituary: Liz Hardin-Strnad

Liz Hardin-Strnad (BA '10) passed away Monday, June 10.

Visitation will be Friday, June 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy's Glen Haven Chapel. 5125 West Broadway, Crystal, MN. A short memorial will follow at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Liz asked for donations to the Bitty Kitty Brigade (a Twin Cities kitten rescue) or Our Lady of Peace Hospice (where Liz spent her last few weeks).  Read full obituary here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wray Hosts Open House

Melissa Wray (MPS '18) will be hosting an Open House for Mainspring during the Founder's Day celebration in Caledonia, MN on Saturday, June 15. Mainspring is a community organization with the goal of celebrating and cultivating local culture in Houston County, Minnesota.

As part of her graduate program in Arts and Cultural Leadership, she found her way back "home" to  Caledonia, MN and has help found Mainspring with fellow talented collaborators in the community. They plan to officially launch the nonprofit later this summer.

Connect and learn more about the Open House on their Facebook event.