Monday, June 17, 2019


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.

Tran Joins Nonin Medical, Inc

Tiffany Tran (BAS '19) recently joined Nonin Medical, Inc as a Business Development Intern. During her undergraduate studies, she was the Health Services Management Program Executive Assistant.

Connect with Tiffany on LinkedIn.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Murphy is "Digging In and Branching Out"

"What are you working on?” It’s not an easy question for Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture alumnus Ryan Murphy (2014) to answer. The researcher in the U of M’s Department of Forest Resources touches a number of projects simultaneously. And he wouldn’t want it any other way.

Murphy’s journey to the field horticulture was not a straight line. After starting at the Carlson School of Management, he transferred to the College of Liberal Arts to study experimental media, only to find that “the job market for mediocre experimental musicians was pretty bad.”

Read more about Ryan's story.

U of M Day at the Minnesota United - June 29



Take part in our U of M Day at the Minnesota United on Saturday, June 29th as they take on FC Cincinnati in the NEW Allianz Field! 

A limited number of tickets will be available and this special U of M Day package includes:
- Discounted Game Ticket
- Limited-edition U of M and Minnesota United FC flag

Also, meet us in the Brew Hall before the game to grab some refreshments.

A portion of each ticket will go back to support the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Tickets will not be available on game day and are expected to move quick, so do not wait to get yours! The deadline to purchase is Friday, 6/14!

More info and tickets.