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Consolidated Communications Community Fund Makes $15,000 Donation to University

Gift designated for scholarships and to support fall theatre production.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 6-24-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Representatives from the Consolidated Communications Community Fund presented Minnesota State University, Mankato with a $15,000 donation on Friday, June 23.

The generous gift from Consolidated Communications included $5,000 designated for scholarships benefitting students in the College of Education’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, $5,000 for College of Business scholarships and another $5,000 to support the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall mainstage musical, “The Full Monty.”

Jennifer Spaude, senior director of corporate communications, and Lynn Schultz, director of accounting, both of Consolidated Communications, presented Minnesota State Mankato representatives with the donation at the company’s downtown Mankato office.

Joining Spaude (third from left) and Schultz (fifth from left) in the photo from Minnesota State Mankato are Luke Howk, internship and external partnerships coordinator, College of Business (far left); Brenda Flannery, dean, College of Business (second from left); Paul Hustoles, professor and chair, Department of Theatre and Dance (fourth from left); Jean Haar, dean, College of Education (sixth from left); and Kimberly Contag, interim dean, College of Arts and Humanities (far right).

About the Consolidated Communications Community Fund

Built on a tradition of community leadership and company giving, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $5 million dollars to non-profit organizations since it was founded in 1963. The Community Fund focuses its outreach to communities in southern Minnesota and is administered through the Mankato Area Foundation. Consolidated Communications is a leading broadband and business communications provider with a strong, local presence in the greater Mankato area since 1898. Learn more at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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