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Accessibility leader Robert Brunner to be honored Sept. 30

A Homecoming Week re-dedication ceremony honoring former student Robert Brunner for his trailblazing efforts in providing accessibility to disabled individuals will be Friday, Sept. 30, in Centennial Student Union.

2011-10-03
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [9-28-11]

A Homecoming Week re-dedication ceremony honoring former Minnesota State Mankato student Robert Brunner for his trailblazing efforts in providing accessibility to disabled individuals will be Friday, Sept. 30, in Centennial Student Union.

Brunner, a 1976 graduate, will be recognized at the 11 a.m. re-dedication of the Robert H. Brunner Memorial Elevator located near the Centennial Student Union Lincoln Lounge. A plaque reflecting his life and service will be placed in the elevator.

Brunner died Jan. 17, 1979. At Minnesota State Mankato he was a progressive advocate who helped to improve accessibility on campus and throughout the state. The elevator was originally dedicated following his death.

Laurie Woodward, Centennial Student Union director, said the re-dedication is an opportunity to remember students who pursue their big ideas and inspire real-world thinking. Brunner also reflected the university’s five core values (access, integrity, diversity, responsibility and excellence).

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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