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Alumni and Friends Update - Summer 2015

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

The Alumni Association annual meeting is rapidly approaching!

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Place: The MSCSA Office (The Center for Student Leadership and Advocacy) 1515 South Robert Street, West Saint Paul, MN 55118

We will be discussing our annual plan; hosting elections for board seats, Chair, and Vice Chair; and making bylaw changes. All members present will vote in the elections for new board members!

Please park at the Wentworth Building located very close to the office. Signage will be displayed. Do not park in the MSCSA lot. Don't forget to plan on staying after the meeting for the The Great MSCSA Get-Together.


Alumni Association Elections

Join our board! There are four open board seats for two year terms each and a Chair and Vice Chair will also be elected for a one year term each. The alumni members present will vote on the new board seats and the new board will vote for their Chair and Vice Chair.

To run for a board position, you must submit a letter of intent to alumni@mscsa.org no later than Sunday, June 7, 2015. 


Alumni Outreach

Join the Alumni Association Board for a letter writing campaign! Enjoy dinner or happy hour, whichever you have time for, and write a welcome note to a new alumni! Download this flyer, print it out, and bring it with you to the event and Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of your purchase to our association. We would love to see you all there!

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Place: Ruby Tuesday, 9051 Buchanon Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


GreatMSCSAGetTogether logoDon't miss The Great MSCSA Get-Together

Missing your MSCSA pals? Want to know what MSCSA has been up to? Catch up with everyone at The Great MSCSA Get-Together! It’s a fun event for the whole family to enjoy! There will be lunch, a bouncy house, children’s activities, yard games, and entertainment for adults as well! Join us from 12-3 p.m. at the MSCSA office for an enjoyable afternoon. Please RSVP by Monday, June 8, 2015! 

Date: June 13, 2015

Time: 12 -3 p.m.

Place: The Center for Student Leadership and Advocacy, 1515 South Robert Street, West Saint Paul, MN 55118

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logo ScholarshipGolfClassic16th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

The Scholarship Golf Classic, formerly known as the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation Golf Tournament, raises money for student scholarships. MSCSA is now administering several scholarships from the Foundation and is continuing to collaborate with MnSCU to host the tournament as the Scholarship Golf Classic! There are many great opportunities for players to win prizes based on chance or skill! Gather three friends and join us on the green! You can also register individually and we will place you on a team. We are looking forward to a wonderful day on the course!

Date: June 25, 2015

Time: 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Place: The Refuge Golf Club, 21250 Yellow Pine Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011

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IGAVEiGave Update

Since the kickoff of iGave 2015, we have raised almost $7,000! The funds raised this year have been devoted primarily to the training center fund and a portion has also been designated for the MSCSA Leadership Scholarship. Remember, the $30 Alumni Association fee is coming due in June! To be eligible to vote at the annual meeting, please make your donation to iGave today!

The training center has been a special project of our past executive director, Justin Klander. To kick off the funding for it, Justin offered a $2,500 match to help alumni and friends double their money towards the project! If Justin has played a special role in your leadership development, help us kick off this training facility right by leaving your legacy just as Justin has left his legacy within MSCSA with a gift to iGave!


capitolLegislative Update

The Minnesota state legislative session moves into its final week and much work remains at the Capitol. The higher education conference committee, the group tasked with creating the final budget bill, met for the first time last week. The meeting consisted of introductions by members and a run through of both the house and senate proposals. 

There are significant differences between the two proposals. The senate proposes to provide the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) with $59 million in new base funding as well as a tuition relief program aimed at helping students who enroll in certain technical programs. The house bill contains $105 million in new funding for MnSCU and directs the system to freeze tuition for colleges in year one of the biennium and reduce it by 1 percent in the second year.


Hali KolkindMSCSA says farewell to Hali

Director of Policy, Hali Kolkind is no longer working with MSCSA. She is excited to be pursuing a new opportunity with the Mental Health Association of Minnesota! On a fun note, she is now working with MSUSA’s past employee, Shannah Moore-Mulvihill, the association’s current Executive Director! It’s such a small world!


VolunteerHandsSign up to volunteer

We are looking for volunteers for several events coming up! If you’re interested in volunteering for The Great MSCSA Get Together, the Scholarship Golf Classic, or our letter writing campaign, email alumni@mscsa.org to get all the details! We have jobs for anyone!



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