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The 3rd Annual Honors Spring Luncheon

The Honors Spring Luncheon is an event to wrap up the school year and reminisce on all that has been accomplished.


The 3rd Annual Honors Spring Luncheon was held on Friday, April 5th. Students, staff, council members and faculty gathered to celebrate honors student accomplishments, as well as recognize those who have impacted the Honors Program this academic year.

In attendance was guest speaker and Minnesota State, Mankato alum Cynthia Bemis Abrams. She is a 1986 graduate of MSU – Summa Cum Laude and, as a member of the Honors Program, was recognized at commencement as a University Scholar. She holds a degree in in International Relations and German and worked as deputy press secretary of the Minneapolis office of U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger. By the time she was recognized by our own Alumni Association as a Distinguished Young Alumna, she had chaired the Bloomington Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, served on the Bloomington School Board, managed multiple political campaigns and was head of marketing and public relations at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Today, she is a PR and leadership consultant, helping organizations manage crisis or sensitive issues as well as helping them enhance their leadership capabilities.

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