News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead


Welcome Dragons into the alumni family

Posted on May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, be a part of the Annual Alumni Flag Corps. Please join us as we smile and wave flags, welcoming Dragons into the alumni family for the ceremony. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the ceremony so we can be prepared for the graduates as they walk by. This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni! Read the rest of this entry →

Job Search Jumpstart Today

Posted on May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12 | 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | CMU 205

Are you graduating and worried about what’s next?

Attend Job Search Jumpstart on May 12 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the CMU, Room 205.

Register for this event through DragonJobs by May 10.

During this half day session jumpstart your job search with information on all aspects of the job search process. Hear from local employers about what they look for when hiring, and have the opportunity to do mock interviews, work on your resume or LinkedIn profile then receive feedback, and have your questions answered!

The $10 fee includes lunch and a professional padfolio.

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Moorhead students graduate amid tweet celebration

Posted on May 27, 2014

Posted by: Katie Humphrey Updated: May 23, 2014 – 2:04 PM

Congratulations, graduates of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

You’ve earned your degrees and shown some social media savvy. Cap-and-gown selfies with the university provost while on stage? #DragonPride

Officials and students at MSUM embraced social media during their two commencement ceremonies May 16 — and the online buzz was bigger than expected. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Grad Doesn’t Let Injury Stop Her From Graduating

Posted on May 20, 2014

by Krista Boehm
May 16, 2014

After four, five or more years filled with sleepless nights and endless papers, thousands of Dragons can finally relax.

All that hard work has paid off.

It’s graduation day at MSUM!

With caps, gowns and smiles, these students are more than ready for one big milestone in their lives.

But for Linnea Fitterer, it’s a milestone she nearly didn’t make. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM commencement ceremonies take over Twitter

Posted on May 19, 2014

On Friday, Dragon pride swelled over social media as the two commencement ceremonies took place. Graduating seniors and audience members were encouraged to tweet their support, Dragon pride and excitement by using #MSUM2014 on Twitter.

“MSUM is committed to providing a campus that mirrors the world in which our students will live and work,” Provost Anne Blackhurst said. “That world is increasingly mobile and connected.”

Family members and friends who couldn’t make it to the event sent congratulatory tweets as they watched online; graduates reflected on the most memorable moments of their college careers; and audience members stated their pride in 140 characters or less.

By Friday afternoon, MSUM’s designated hashtag garnered over 2,500 tweets, resulting in a national trend on Twitter. #MSUM2014 made over 1.5 million impressions, but the biggest success was the excited engagement within the walls of Nemzek Fieldhouse.

“Commencement is, above all, a celebration of our students. It’s important to preserve the pomp and circumstance and traditions that denote the gravity of the occasion,” Blackhurst said. “But it’s also important to provide an occasion that is focused on the student experience. Our students had a blast.”

Read Inforum’s article here: Read the rest of this entry →

Join the 4th annual Alumni Graduation Welcome Flag Corps

Posted on May 15, 2014

Requirements: Must be able to smile and wave flags! Preferred: Wear MSUM Red 

Friday May 16, 2014:

• 30 minute obligation
• Meet at Nemzek gym entrance prior to the 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.
• Line up at the ceremony entrance and waive Proud Alumni Flags as the new graduates enter commencement.
• Additional optional duties – Hand out and collect graduate surveys and help nervous grads at the alumni table equipped with static guard, breath mints, pins etc.
• Assist in selling great grad gifts: MSUM Memories anniversary book, scarves, special alumni T-shirts, flags & photo frames.

This is a great way for you to see the new grads and for them to see you celebrating their success and graduation. Commencement brings to light the importance of why we are here! Feel free to invite others who might enjoy being a part of the flag welcome for the new grads as they enter the ceremony. Thanks to all who help make graduation a special day for these new alumni!

Required Exit Loan Counseling session

Posted on April 28, 2014

Graduating? Worried about those student loans? Attend an Exit Loan Counseling session! Required for all student loan borrowers nearing graduation, the session will review what options are available to you, what to expect in repayment, and give you a chance to ask your burning questions. The session will be 30 to 45 minutes long.
Thursday, May 1 at 10 a.m. in MacLean 169

If you cannot attend, access online Exit Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

Exit Loan Counseling sessions available

Posted on April 16, 2014

Graduating? Worried about those student loans? Attend an Exit Loan Counseling session! Required for all student loan borrowers nearing graduation, the sessions will review what options are available to you, what to expect in repayment, and give you a chance to ask your burning questions. The sessions will be 30 to 45 minutes long. Read the rest of this entry →

Spring 2014 International Student Sash Ceremony

Posted on March 17, 2014

The International Student Sash Ceremony is Thursday, May 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. The Sash Ceremony is designed to recognize MSUM’s graduating international students. Each graduate is presented with a sash that represents the flag from their country of citizenship. The graduates will wear their sashes at commencement the following day. Fifty international students will be graduating representing 22 countries.

Join us in the celebration!

www.mnstate.edu/international

Wounded War Vet Graduates From MSUM

Posted on December 20, 2013

This article is from Valley News Live.
www.valleynewslive.com/story

Today 425 students at Minnesota State University in Moorhead wrapped up their college experience. The world is waiting for them. But one graduate who chose not to walk, for personal reasons, has already seen much of the world. North Dakota Army National Guardsman Sam Floberg shares his story of getting through college after the war in Afghanistan changed his game plan.

A four year degree wasn’t always in Sam Floberg’s game plan. He enjoyed work as an electrician and heck, he was good at it.

Read more.

Congratulations 2013 graduates, MSUM’s newest alumni

Posted on December 13, 2013

Welcome to the Alumni family! Celebrate your last study day with a special gift from the Alumni Foundation. Stop by the Alumni House anytime from 8-4:30 on your last study day, Dec. 11. We have a special new graduate gift just for you. Register for your free alumni account at www.mnstate.edu/alumni to receive monthly e-mails, event invitations, access to the alumni store, benefits, gatherings, LinkedIn networking and connecting with Dragons across the world.

We are proud of you and wish you all the best! Stay in touch!

MSUM Alumni Foundation

International Student Sash Ceremony starts at 4 p.m.

Posted on May 15, 2013

Attend the International Student Sash Ceremony today, May 15, from 4  to 6 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. The Sash Ceremony is designed to recognize MSUM’s graduating international students. Each graduate is presented with a sash that represents the flag from their country of citizenship. The graduates will wear their sashes at Friday’s commencement. 62 international students will be graduating representing 21 countries.

Join the new graduates in celebrating their accomplishments.

International Student Sash Ceremony

Posted on April 24, 2013

The International Student Sash Ceremony is on Wednesday, May 15 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. The Sash Ceremony is designed to recognize MSUM’s graduating international students. Each graduate is presented with a sash that represents the flag from their country of citizenship. The graduates will wear their sashes at commencement the following day. 54 International students will be graduating representing 21 countries.

Join us in the celebration!

International Student Sash Ceremony

Posted on May 08, 2012

Congratulations to our graduating international students. The International Student Sash Ceremony is Thursday, May 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. The Sash Ceremony is designed to recognize MSUM’s graduating international students. Each graduate is presented with a sash that represents the flag from their country of citizenship. The graduates will wear their sashes at commencement the following day. 53 international students will be graduating representing 18 countries.

Join us in the celebration!

Graduation & retention open forum April 20 & 21

Posted on April 19, 2011

The Student Graduation and Retention Rate Improvement Task Force is holding two open forums:

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:00-10:00 am in SL 118
  • Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:00-1:00 pm in SL 104

The Task Force will report on its major areas of discussion with time for comments and questions. Topics will include:

  • Admissions through individual review
  • Changes to Mathematics
  • Changes to English
  • Expectations of Individually Reviewed Admits
  • Honors Program
  • Advising
  • Polices to consider for revision

 

450 Expected to Graduate from MSUM Dec. 18

Posted on December 10, 2009

The Fall Semester commencement ceremony will take place next Friday, December 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. 453 students have applied for graduation. More than half are expected to participate in the ceremony.

tammy-millerAlumna Tammy Miller will be the commencement speaker. She has a BS in accounting (1982) and an MBA (1996) from MSU Moorhead. She has received two distinguished alumna awards from her alma mater. Miller is leading MSUM’s Major Gifts Initiative to fund scholarships and the new campus wellness center.

Miller joined Border States Electric in Fargo as the accounting manager in 1991 and was appointed treasurer in 1992. She has been a Border States officer and member of the board of directors since 1996. She was named president in 2005 and board chair in 2006.

Since 2006, Border States’ sales have doubled to nearly $1 billion, profits have tripled, and the number of employees has increased from 735 to almost 1,300. Border States is the 10th largest electrical distributor in the United Sates with 57 branch locations in 13 states in the U.S. and in Mexico. Border States is 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Trust. The Company provides products and supply chain solutions to the utility, industrial, and construction markets and is headquartered in Fargo, ND.

In 2007-2008, Miller led the NAED (National Association of Electrical Distributors) as the Board Chair. Miller was the first female to serve as the Board Chair in the 100-year history of NAED. Additionally, Miller serves on the Board of Directors for Affiliated Distributors (A-D is the largest wholesale buying and marketing group in North America), the Board of Directors for the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, the Grant Thornton Business Leaders Council, and Chair of the Elite Distributors Insurance Captive (EDIC) Finance Committee. Miller also serves on a variety of community advisory councils.

In 2009, Miller received the YWCA Women of the Year in Business Award in Fargo, ND. In 2006, she was recognized as one of the most influential women in Fargo-Moorhead.

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