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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.
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.