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Puncky and Mary Soehren Heppner

The You Issue

We've said it before, and we'll say it again—you make Morris a model for living and learning. Through your time and attention, vision and generosity, you make ours a beautiful smart campus and move us forward in the process. Learn more about alumni and friends like you making a difference for Morris >>

Alumni News

Welcome, To Our Newest Alumni

More than 350 students graduated in May, and now they're the newest members of the UMM Alumni Association. Welcome, Class of 2018! We hope to see you submit a class note, attend a UMMAA event (Morris, Twin Cities, Minnesota, across the US, and Shanghai!), and connect with your fellow 22,000+ alumni. Together, we make the Morris network strong!

Cougar Alumni Golf Classic

Calling all golf enthusiasts and Cougar alumni! Join us this month as we gather alumni, friends, and coaching staff for the Fourth Annual Cougar Alumni Golf Classic event. Register today with a team of four, or sign up as an individual to be placed on a team. Hope to see you Friday, July 13, at GreyStone Golf Club in Sauk Centre!

Morris Pre-Game at the Gophers Event

Plan to join the annual alumni and friends pre-game event at McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, August 30. Join us for appetizers and a cash bar prior to the Gophers v. New Mexico State. Learn more and register.

Pounce the Cougar mascot

Calling All Alumni: Make Your Way to Morris for Homecoming 2018

Pounce wants to see all of you on campus for a fun-filled weekend of reunions, reminiscing, and traditions during Homecoming 2018, September 21-23!

Alumni Trivia: July 2018

Summer is usually a leisurely time in Morris, but not always: do you know what event shook up the town and campus in the summer of '75? Let us know!

The answer to our last question ("How many years has the Gateway Program been around to recruit, retain, and graduate talented students of color?") is "24." Thanks to everyone who shared their memories with us!

The Power of Philanthropy

Morrison Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking

Won’t You Join Us: Be a Part of the Edson Auditorium Renovation

Thanks, in part, to the generosity of one of the University of Minnesota, Morris's founding families, you have the opportunity to support a renovation for Edson Auditorium in the new Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center (groundbreaking pictured). Create your legacy on the Morris campus: make a tax-deductible gift to customize a seat and give new life to a vital community resource. Make your gift today

Charitable Gift Annuity Rates Have Increased

For the first time in years, the charitable gift annuity rates suggested by the American Council on Gift Annuities have increased. Charitable gift annuities are a great way to support the University of Minnesota, Morris while receiving reliable, predictable payments for as long as you live as well as immediate tax benefits. For more information on charitable gift annuities and other ways to make a planned gift to UMM, contact Bill Robb, senior development officer, at 320-589-6387 or

Upcoming Alumni Events

Professor Tracy Otten working in the studio with a student

The campus will use the 20-month planning grant to strengthen the place and the understanding of the humanities.

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