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Enventis Makes $20,000 Donation to Minnesota State Mankato

Gift is designated for scholarships and to underwrite fall mainstage musical on campus.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office New Release, 5-29-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Enventis President and Chief Executive Officer John Finke presented Minnesota State University, Mankato with a $20,000 donation from the Enventis Foundation during a campus visit on Friday.

The Enventis Foundation’s generous gift included $10,000 that is designated to underwrite the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall mainstage musical, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” and another $10,000 that was designated for scholarships benefitting students in the College of Business and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Pictured at the presentation are (left to right): Enventis Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Christensen; Minnesota State Mankato Vice President of Finance and Administration Rick Straka; Vice President of University Advancement Kent Clark; Enventis President and CEO John Finke; past Enventis board members Lyle Jacobson and Starr Kirklin; and Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance Chair Paul Hustoles.

About Enventis (formerly HickoryTech)
Enventis (NASDAQ: ENVE) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions including data, cloud and IT services to businesses throughout the upper Midwest. The company also provides residential broadband services in select southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa communities. The Enventis fiber network spans more than 4,200 route miles across Minnesota and into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The company has 520 employees with corporate headquarters located in Mankato, Minn. and a 116-year track record of stability. Learn more about Enventis at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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