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Dillon McBrady ’13

The Changing Issue

Your alumni association is here to serve you, and so is your new UMMAA president: meet Dillon McBrady '13.

Alumni News

Alumni admissions volunteers

Thank You, Community of Scholars Volunteers

Thank you to all of the UMN Morris alumni and friends who volunteered as parent panelists, greeters, and interviewers during our three Community of Scholars days. You made it possible for us to welcome 700+ students and guests to campus. Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and stories with prospective students and their families. You strengthen the UMN Morris network!

Chancellor Michelle Behr at the legislative kickoff event

ICYMI: Legislative Kickoff 2019

Last month 35 students, faculty, staff, and friends turned out to celebrate the start of the 2019 legislative session, learn how to be UMN Advocates, and write to their legislators. Missed the breakfast but still want to get involved? Check out advocates.umn.edu.

Midwinter Alumni Event

Last Call: Register Today for Midwinter 2019

Alumni and friends, join us next week at the annual Midwinter event, sponsored by the UMMAA. We look forward to welcoming you and 100+ alumni and friends for the annual meeting, networking, and social gathering. RSVP online or via email today

A jazz ensemble playing onstage

Save the Date: Jazz Fest 2019

Calling all jazzers and alumni jazz enthusiasts: mark your calendars, and plan to join us at the 41st annual Jazz Fest event, April 5–6. Play in the alumni jazz band, enjoy the performances, and relive your days on campus.

UMN Advocates at Legislative Town Halls

UMN Advocates are invited to speak with Sen. Torrey Westrom and Rep. Jeff Backer on Friday, February 15, 9:45–10:45 a.m. at the Morris Public Library (102 East 6th Street, Morris, MN 56267) at a town hall listening session. Sessions like this provide a great opportunity to tell your elected officials why UMN matters to you. To learn more about sharing your UMN story with your legislators, visit advocates.umn.edu.

The Power of Philanthropy

Plan for Your Future this Tax Season

The tax filing season brings changes to the tax laws, including new income tax brackets, increases to the standard deductions, estate tax modifications, and a change to the adjusted gross income limit on cash contributions. As you plan for the future, consider certain gift types that may be appealing for your situation given tax changes and economic climate:

  • IRA charitable rollover
  • Appreciated stocks
  • Retirement plan assets

For questions on the changes or ways in which to meet your philanthropic goals, please contact Development Officers Bill Robb (320-589-6387 or billrobb@morris.umn.edu) or Erin Christensen (320-589-6067 or erinc@morris.umn.edu) today!

Upcoming Alumni Events

Cougar Sports Center exterior, snow on the ground

As the facility neared its 50th year, it was renamed to better reflect the energy and strength for which Cougar Athletics is known.

Emily Ciesynski ’19, Blaine, with telepresence robot “Cooper” outside the UMN Morris Student Center.

A telepresence robot supports teaching and learning in exciting new ways.

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