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Maple Grove’s Donald Kreye Receives Minnesota State Mankato Distinguished Alumni Award

Donald Kreye of Maple Grove, Minn., received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Fitterer Service Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato last week.

2012-05-16
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-23-12]

Donald Kreye of Maple Grove, Minn., received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Fitterer Service Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato last week.

Kreye, a business development manager for Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP (AEM), an accounting and consulting firm in Mankato, Apple Valley, Minn., and Edina, Minn., is one of 10 2012 alumni award winners. He was honored at an April 20 ceremony hosted by the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association.

Fitterer Service Awards go to graduates who have given distinguished service to Minnesota State Mankato and have used their time, treasure and talents to preserve and promote university programs.

Kreye graduated in 1988 with bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management and since then has stayed involved with the University. In the early ‘90s, he served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Then in 1995, Kreye served as the first development director of the College of Business for Minnesota State Mankato, helping to raise funds and scholarships for the college.

Through his current employer (AEM), Kreye has provided current students with “real-world” experience through several different projects. In one project, he worked with students from the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity to develop a social media strategy for AEM. This project has since been incorporated as a key part of AEM’s sales strategy and has been presented by AEM to more than 50 accounting firms at conferences across the country. Kreye has also spoken to the fraternity on several occasions and has helped them raise funds. In appreciation of his efforts, Delta Sigma Pi named Kreye an honorary initiate and brother in March 2011.

Kreye has also helped the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity raise funds to make much needed repairs to their house and to establish an endowment for an annual scholarship. He is a former e-mentor and is currently a member of the College of Business Advisory Board and the Center for Sales Excellence Board.

Those who want more information about the April 20 awards event may go to http://www.mnsu.edu/alumni/awards/ or call (507) 389-3235.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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