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Chancellor Michelle Behr at a reception

The Planning Issue

With the school year fast-approaching, we look forward to celebrating the inauguration of Morris's sixth chancellor, Michelle Behr, with you soon! Plans are already underway, and you're invited! Learn more

The Big Picture

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Did You Know...

Homecoming 2017 promises a fun-filled weekend of reunions and reminiscing! Which reunion groups are gathering this year? Find out!

Alumni News

Kait McBrady with Pounce the Cougar

Meet Your New Alumni Relations Coordinator!

Kaitlyn Slieter McBrady '13 is your new Alumni Relations Coordinator. Kait has been a part of the alumni relations team since 2010. She has a master's in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor's in sociology and French. She also loves Morris. Read on to learn more about Kait's favorite Morris things!

  • Favorite place on campus: Briggs Library
  • Favorite Morris memory: serving as an Orientation Group Leader in 2012, shouting the Minnesota Rouser on the mall, and making lifelong friendships with other OGLs!
  • Why Morris? Can't beat the prairie views and serenity, and l love working on a campus committed to positive change.
The crowd at a Morris Homecoming football game

Calling All Alumni: Make Your Way to Morris for Homecoming 2017

Pounce wants to see all of you on campus for a fun-filled weekend of reunions and reminiscing during Homecoming 2017, September 29–October 1!

Students at the Morris bookstore, black and white photo

Alumni Trivia: August 2017

Soon the bookstore will be filled with eager undergrads picking up textbooks for a new school year. Do you know where the bookstore was located before it moved to the science building? Let us know!

The answer to our last question ("At which event did the UMM Men's Choir perform in June of 1964?") is "the New York World's Fair," where they sang "The UMM Hymn." Congratulations to Eva Dockter Kathmann '92, winner of the June Alumni Trivia challenge, and thanks to all who played. Be sure to keep those answers and memories coming our way!

The Power of Philanthropy

Science Building, seen through tree canopy

“I Made a Gift to Morris. Now They Send Me a Check Each Month!”

A Charitable Gift Annuity funded with cash or appreciated securities can provide stable income, generous tax benefits now, and help create your legacy at Morris.

Immediate Single Life – 70 years old – Cash Gift – 2.4% AFR

Gift amount Percentage Expected Total Return Charitable Deduction Annual Amount

Tax Free

$100,000 5.1% $81,600 $40,875 $5,100 $3,697

Use our interactive Gift Illustrator to create your personal Charitable Gift Annuity benefit illustration. Contact Bill Robb, development officer, at 320-589-6387 or billrobb@morris.umn.edu or Erin Christensen, associate development officer, at 320-589-6070 or erinc@morris.umn.edu for more information and to begin planning your gift. Thank you for supporting Morris.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Katie Ledermann

Alumna Katie Ledermann '17 will bike 4,871 miles to raise awareness of threats facing public lands.

Morris graduates throwing caps in the air at Commencement

In recent rankings by MONEY, Morris stands out for return on investment.

Morris Campus Summer 2017

The campus was recognized by FiskeCollege ChoiceThe Bookmark, and Creative Colleges.

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