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The Summer Issue

As the school year comes to a close, things start to heat up in Alumni Relations! We begin a busy season with an important announcement: winners of the UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Awards!

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Do You Know...

How many Morris students graduated in May? Find out!

Alumni News

Call for Ideas: Homecoming 2017 Reunions

Each year Alumni Relations helps organize and host specific class-year and group reunions. Interested in a specific group reunion at Homecoming 2017? Let us know how you'd like to gather on campus September 29–October 1.

Refer a Prospective Morris Student

As alumni, you're the best advocates for the Morris experience. Do you know a current high school student who would thrive at Morris? Let our Admissions team know!

Update: Morris Connect and Online Networking

Morris Connect, our online student and alumni networking tool, will be disabled on July 1. Users will need to log in to their accounts to retrieve any materials they'd like to save externally. Morris will continue to utilize Gold Pass and LinkedIn for alum-to-alum and alum-to-student networking. Please contact Alumni Relations with questions or concerns.

Alumni Trivia: June 2017

In June of 1964 the UMM Men's Choir performed at a pretty big event. Do you know which? Let us know! (Bonus points if you can tell us the name of the song they sang...)

The answer to last month's question is "20,000+". Congratulations to Don Brabeck '84, winner of the May Alumni Trivia challenge, and thanks to all who played. Be sure to keep those answers and memories coming our way!

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Graduation Vignettes

On the heels of Commencement, take a few minutes to enjoy some thoughts from the Class of 2017:

The Power of Philanthropy

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Introducing New Tools and Information to Help Reach Your Planning Goals

Have you considered adding a bequest to benefit Morris in your will? Are you interested in learning more about the higher income and tax benefits a charitable gift annuity can provide? Or do you just want to start a conversation on planning your gift? Find the tools and information you need on our new Planned Giving webpage. For more information, and to begin any planned gift, contact Bill Robb, development officer, at 320-589-6387 or You can also make a gift right now. Thank you for supporting Morris!

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Collaboratives represent some of the most innovative work at the University.

The Morris team accepting their Climate Adaptation Award.

The awards recognize achievements that resulted in climate change adaptation strategies.

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The program prepares students for graduate work and for lifelong success in science careers.

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