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Alumni Director's Message
Story by: Kim Dehlin Zeiher
Create in your mind an image of Minnesota during its infancy in the mid 1800s. Majestic bluffs, the Mississippi River, vast prairie and 10,000 lakes welcomed those who desired to make Minnesota their home. These dedicated and hard working individuals understood that an educated citizenry was an imperative to serving future generations and this great land.
Our forbearers claimed the mission of providing an outstanding educational environment right here in southeastern Minnesota. Winona State Normal School, today known as Winona State University, had at its very conception the mandate to educate and enlighten the masses at a distinctive institution: a community of Learners dedicated to improving our world.
Each year the Alumni Society requests nominations for individuals who represent the best and brightest of Winona State alumni and friends. From this group awardees are chosen for the Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Young Alumni and Distinguished Service awards. These selections are based on professional distinction and service to Winona State and the greater world community.
Winona State University has more than 49,000 alumni, each with the skills and training to make a difference in our world. We want to expand our recognition to included distinction within each of our five colleges, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the College of Science and Engineering. Additionally, we want to share stories about the outstanding service work and/or career achievements of our alumni in future issues of Currents.
If you know of a Winona State graduate that has been living the Winona State mission to improve our world, please share their story with us. Mail the attached form to the Alumni Relations Office at WSU, P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 13:14 by Rhone Richard