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  • National Award Bestowed To Pine City Planner

    Portrait: Nathan JohnsonUrban studies alumnus Nathan Johnson, Pine City's city planner, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Small Town and Rural Planner for his leadership in planning, in providing better access to local government, and in providing more opportunities for Pine City and its constituency. Learn more

CLA Recognizes Alumni of Notable Achievement for 2009

Left to right: Carol D. Connolly, Steven M. Andersen, Evan M. Maurer, Steffen I. Magnell, Frederick “Rick” Stohr, III, Dr. Tim H. Emory, Linda N. Williams, Bruce W. Benidt, Thomas “Tom” L. Holtz, Mary S. Baumgartner, Mark D. Eckerline]Not Pictured:Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” R. Busch, Marilyn A. Chelstrom, Christine Fruechte, Jerome “Jerry” J. Meyer, Michael PhillipsThe CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of CLA’s 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of college alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, and staff. Of the College’s 115,000 living graduates, approximately 1,200 have been selected as recipients. By honoring its alumni, CLA recognizes and celebrates not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and achievements in all sectors of society.• Steven M. Andersen (B.A. ‘72), internationally accomplished artist and entrepreneur• Mary S. Baumgartner (B.A. ‘82, studio art), successful internet marketing and design entrepreneur• Bruce W. Benidt (M.A. ’75, mass communication), prolific writer, teacher, and communications professional• Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” R. Busch (Ph.D. ’85, communication disorders), dedicated teacher, researcher, and practitioner of speech-language pathology• Marilyn A. Chelstrom (B.A. ’50, political science), esteemed civics leader and University of Minnesota champion• Carol D. Connolly (B.A., ’52, architecture) , pioneer of design field and arts advocate• Mark D. Eckerline (B.S., ’78), successful financial industry leader and advisor• Dr. Tim H. Emory (B.E.S., ’75; M.D., ’81), distinguished instructor, researcher, and practitioner in the field of medical radiology• Christine Fruechte (B.I.S., 1989), respected leader in the marketing field and dedicated University volunteer• Thomas “Tom” L. Holtz (B.A., ’73, economics), national leader in commercial realty• Steffen I. Magnell (B.A., ’68, economics and history), accomplished business executive and entrepreneur• Evan M. Maurer (B.A., ’69), internationally respected arts leader and advocate• Jerome “Jerry” J. Meyer (B.A., ’60, mathematics), early leader in communications technology development and respected business executive• Michael Phillips (B.A., ’84, journalism & theatre arts), nationally respected theater, arts and film journalist• Frederick “Rick” Stohr, III (B.A., ’70, economics), successful international marketing professional • Linda N. Williams (B.A., ’83, speech communication & social welfare), respected financial industry leader and dedicated University volunteer June 9th, 2009
  • CLA Recognizes Alumni of Notable Achievement for 2014

    Group photo of CLA alumni of notable achievement honorees for 2014On March 27, 2014, the College honored 15 alumni who have made remarkable contributions or attained significant achievements in their fields. Continue reading…

  • English Alumna Matches Wits with Student Interns

    Portrait: Student intern Sam Segal (left) with English almuna Larissa AndersonAmerican Public Media's wildly successful nationally syndicated comedy and music variety show Wits is produced by Department of English alumna Larissa Anderson, who turned to her alma mater when she needed help with the show's production. The result? An exclusive internship program. English majors David Segal and Jillian Jacobs (pictured with Larissa Anderson) are getting hands-on [experience] as they explore their own interests in radio production, live performance, and comedy writing.. Continue reading…

  • Sexual Politics

    Portrait: Kate MillettRejecting patriarchy is the sine qua non for human freedom. English alumna Kate Millett's Sexual Poltics paved the way for later generations of feminists. Continue reading…

  • A Champion of Change

    Wanjiru Kamau-RutenbergAs a graduate student in political science at the University of Minnesota, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg studied obstacles to African women's access to decision-making positions in public life. She now works as a scholar and an activist in the United States and Kenya and was named director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development. Continue reading…

  • There When the Troops Come Home

    Picture of Scott LitmanScott Litman spends his days on the cutting edge of digital marketing and promotion, creating social media systems and web search optimization.

    Litman speaks about his non-profit venture, the Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund, which raises money for troops returning from overseas. Continue reading…


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Portrait: Erica Giorgi, CLA Development and Alumni Relations

For information on alumni activities, contact:

Erica Giorgi
Office of Institutional Advancement
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-8837