Minnesota State University, Mankato
Top 5 Reasons to Attend Distinguished Alumni Awards

 In case you need a reason to visit campus, here are the Top 5 Reasons to come back to Minnesota State University, Mankato for the Distinguished Alumni Awards...

Reason #5: Nostalgia

Alumni Arch and Bell Tower

When was the last time you sat on the Performing Arts Center lawn on a warm day or walked through the maze that is Trafton Hall? Take a photo under the Alumni Arch, sip coffee in the Hearth Lounge or pull up a seat on the mall and be instantly transported back to your college days through the sites and sounds of campus on the hill. 

Reason #4: Campus Changed!

University Dining Center Interior Photo

Maybe you haven't had the chance to wander through the state-of-the-art Clinical Sciences Building or take in the sights and smells of the new University Dining Center. Have you seen the size of the residence halls, Preska or Julia Sears?! From Ford Hall to the Fountain, you'll see changes all over campus.

Reason #3: The. Food.

Ballroom Table Setting

Our parties are always savory and sweet! The catering at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony will fill you to the brim with heavy appetizers and a spectacular suprise dessert. Pub 500 will also be there to wet-your-whistle and help us toast our amazing honorees.

Reason #2: Reconnection

Fountain on the Mall

Meet and greet current students, fellow alumni and faculty of the University. The Alumni Association Board of Directors will be there to help you network and reminisce with you over the good ol' days.

Reason #1: To Be Inspired...

Distinguished Alumni Award 2017 Honorees

This is not your average awards program! A video ceremony will take you through the journeys of each honoree and radiate purple and gold pride for Minnesota State Mankato. The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor elite alumni who have made significant impacts in their communities and professions. Learn more about our 2017 honorees...

Event Information:

Friday, April 21, 2017
Centennial Student Union Ballroom
Individual - $25   |   Table of 8 - $200

6:00 p.m. Social 
Heavy appetizers will be served; cash bar available

7:00 p.m. Video and Award Presentation
Dessert buffet and celebration with honorees to follow

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To learn more about our 2017 Distinguished Alumni honorees >>click here<<

For ceremony and reception details >>click here<<

Traveling? Check out our exclusive alumni discounts >>click here<< or stay with our event hospitality partner, The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center and mention the event for a special rate!


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