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Join colleagues for the Founders Scholarship Gala

Posted on February 04, 2013

Get your tickets for the MSUM Founders Scholarship Gala. This year’s event will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. All proceeds go to support MSUM student scholarships. Last year we raised more than $30,000.

In appreciation for your attendance, we are offering each MSUM faculty and staff two discounted tickets at $40 per ticket, which covers the cost of the event (standard ticket price is $75/ticket). Should you wish to pay the full ticket price of $75, your tax-deductible $35 donation will help support the Founders Scholarship. We hope you and a guest will be able to join us. For discount tickets, please register by calling the Alumni Foundation at 218.477.2143.

For event details visit our Founders Scholarship Gala website: www.mnstate.edu/foundersgala

This fun night out will include a social hour, silent auction, free wine tasting, mystery wine, an elegant dinner and dessert, cash bar, and music from the Front Fenders. Kerstin Kealy (alum) will once again be our emcee. We’ll also hear from a recent Founder’s Scholarship recipient, as well as our special guest speaker, actor Kevin Sorbo (alum).

Congratulations to the following 2012-13 Founder’s Scholarship recipients who will be honored during this special night. Each student received a generous $2,500 scholarship:

  • Kelsey Amundson – Elementary Inclusive
  • Tyler Anderson – Political Science
  • Taylor Esler – Art Education
  • Morgan Holmgren – Elementary Inclusive
  • Jordan Maahs – Communication Studies
  • Katelyn McMahan – Biology
  • Amie Nowacki – Biology
  • Andrew Pederson – Criminal Justice
  • Aaron Rush – Theatre
  • Robert Trefethren – Political Science

If you would like to participate in another way, we are also looking for silent auction items and bottles of wine ($15 or greater) for our mystery wine event. A big thank you to the many faculty and staff who generously donated items to last’s years Founders Scholarship Gala. Again, all proceeds from the silent auction and mystery wine will go towards scholarships.

We hope to make this a fun night out for all faculty, staff, alumni and MSUM friends.

For questions, contact:

Jenni Walthall, Alumni Foundation
Chair, 2013 Founder’s Scholarship Gala


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