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'Rise of the Mustangs' Homecoming Oct. 10-12
Alumni from all over the country will return to campus Oct. 10-12 to celebrate “Rise of the Mustangs,” the theme of the 2014 Southwest Minnesota State University Homecoming.
Numerous events will be held during the week leading up to Homecoming, including movies, live entertainment, coronation, residence hall decorating and karaoke.
Action Trackchair Makers to be Honored at Homecoming
Five alumni and two community members will receive Alumni Association awards at an Oct. 10 noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom.
Alumni Achievement Award honorees include Bill Hanson, ’77, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Business Services for the Duluth School District; Dona and Andy Kubat, ’76, longtime educators in the Canby and Dawson-Boyd school districts, respectively; and Kris Taylor, ’87, Vice President of Community Relations for Ecolab, and the Vice President of the Ecolab Foundation.
University Gala Oct. 10
The 25th University Gala, the SMSU Foundation’s largest scholarship fund-raiser annually at Southwest Minnesota State University, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 in the R/A Facility on campus.
The event is a fund-raiser for Fine Arts, Presidential and Music Scholarships at SMSU. The University Gala has raised over $675,000 in scholarship dollars and funded 1,200 scholarships since its inception.
Over 100 student ambassadors and SMSU alumni will help with the event, which will include a social hour, meal, live and silent auctions and dancing.
Patrons will enjoy complimentary valet parking at the front entrance of the R/A Facility and will be served hors d’oeuvres prepared by Culinology students. A gourmet sit-down meal and dessert, prepared by Chef Dennis Nord and his staff, will follow.... Read More University Gala Oct. 10