Tuesday, September 13, 2016

U of M Crookston Homecoming Celebration

CROOKSTON, Minn. – Homecoming festivities will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston the weekend of October 14-16, 2016, with the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new wellness center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15. The theme of this year’s homecoming is “The Golden Years” and marks the 50th anniversary of the campus as an institution of higher education.

Recognition of the Outstanding Alumni, recipient of the Abbey Award, and induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be held during the annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, October 14. The Social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 followed by the program in the Sargeant Student Center Bede Ballroom. Contact Rose Ulseth at 218- 281-8439 (rulseth@umn.edu) to make a reservation.

The 2016 honorees include Dr. Charly (Reinert) Stansbery 2006, the recipient of the Abbey Award, which recognizes outstanding young alumni and this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: Natasha Anderson 1995; Ron Dvergsten 1979; and Kelly Swanson 1994. Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame are the 1992-93 Trojan Hockey Team and outstanding Golden Eagle Basketball player Cathy (Behr) Helin 2004.

On Saturday, activities include an alumni brunch, followed by

10:30 a.m. - Tailgating, catered by Erickson Smokehouse (Mark Erickson 1998), cash bar, music by Four Wheel Drive (Dale "Bump" Erickson 1969) ...and “Get Your Game Face On!”
10:30 a.m. Tour of Wellness Center
11 a.m. - Grand Opening of the Wellness Center followed by a tour of the facility
1 p.m. - Football vs University of Mary, Ed Widseth Field
4 p.m. - Post-game Social, I. C. Muggs
4 p.m. - Volleyball vs Minot State University, Lysaker Gymnasium
6 p.m. - Alumni Hockey Game, Crookston Sports Center (Contact Eric Morgan 2012 at morga365@umn.edufor more information)

Visit www. umcrookston.edu/homecoming for an entire schedule of homecoming activities.