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Dear Alumni & Friends,
I want to welcome all of you to the New Year, and thank you for being part of our community. With over 68,000 Bulldogs worldwide, it’s an honor to connect with you today.
In the news, UMD has had a number of positive stories and some complicated topics with distinct headlines and front page coverage. I would like to share with you our challenges with a balance of our successes.
UMD had ...Continue Reading →
You never know where your degree might take you. For Janet Thomas ‘64, it brought her to 17 different school districts and a lifetime of learning. Below is an interview discussing some of her favorite UMD moments and memories.
What year did you graduate from UMD? August 1964Degree: M.S.
What was your favorite memory at UMD?Studying on campus – a quiet library study session was wonderful! Not favorite, but vivid memories of ...Continue Reading →
When five-year-old Sara Olson’s Barbie needed a new outfit, she pulled up to her mom’s sewing machine and got to work. When the silver screen requested her clothing expertise, Sara, ’91, knew she had made a great career out of her skill. “I make things that you can’t make with a computer,” she explains. “The things that I create have to be touched by my hands.”
Never stagnant, Sara grew her craft by adding ...Continue Reading →
UMD alumna Cristina Coc took center stage in Paris at the United Nations Global Climate Change Conference. Her role as a spokesperson for Maya Leaders Alliance (MLA) and her efforts toward social justice, human rights, and sustainable development for the Maya people of Belize brought her to the podium where she accepted the prestigious Equator Prize in December 2015.
Actor and conservationist Alec Baldwin presented the award to Cristina along with Toledo Alcaldes Association President, Alfonso ...Continue Reading →
The New Year is such an exciting time for new beginnings! A time of reflection and optimism gives us a chance to really focus on ways to improve our lives and to find happiness. Resolutions in your worklife are just as important as those in your personal. Here are some examples on ways to professionally challenge yourself in 2016.
1. Start an accomplishment jar
Every year, we have accomplishments at work ...
Calling All Alumni Artists!
We invite you to Alumni Art Night scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2016 on the third floor of Malosky Stadium. We are seeking alumni poets, painters, sculptors, quilters, musicians, woodcarvers…if you create it, we would love for you to share your works with alumni and friends.
The evening includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar provided by the UMD Alumni Association.
Bill and Barb attended UMD in the 70’s where they fell in love while expanding their knowledge and making lifelong friends. Bill finished his studies in 1971 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Barb finished her studies in 1970 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. Following graduation, the couple lived and worked in the Duluth area: Bill in an accounting practice and Barb teaching throughout the Duluth Public School System and St. Louis County ...Continue Reading →