College Alumni Society wins top award

The College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society (formerly known as the Institute of Technology Alumni Society) was recognized at the 2009-10 University of Minnesota Alumni Association's celebratory event as the Outstanding Alumni Society, the University's top award for alumni societies.

This past year the alumni society's programming, volunteerism and outreach touched more than 3,000 people in the community while generating several thousand in fundraising dollars. Activities such as Tech Fest, the Science & Technology Banquet, timely public lectures, and the college's Mentor Program achieved phenomenal success and enabled the alumni society to engage record numbers of alumni in support of the college, the Alumni Association, and the University of Minnesota

"Many of the University of Minnesota's 400,000 living graduates support their alma mater in important ways," said Margaret Sughrue Carlson, chief executive officer of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. "But there are unique individuals and groups that care deeply about the University of Minnesota, and they devote an incredible amount of time and talent as volunteers. Every year during Homecoming we honor them for making significant contributions to the strength and vitality of our University."

The College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society is a 7,000-member constituent group of the University of Minnesota's Alumni Association. For more information about the alumni society, call Alumni Relations Coordinator Liz Stadther at 612-626-1802.

October 5, 2009