On March 25, 2009, the College honored 16 alumni who have made remarkable contributions or attained significant achievements in their fields.
Left to right: Carol D. Connolly, Steven M. Andersen, Evan M. Maurer, Steffen I. Magnell, Frederick “Rick” Stohr, III, Dr. Tim H. Emory, Linda N. Williams, Bruce W. Benidt, Thomas “Tom” L. Holtz, Mary S. Baumgartner, Mark D. Eckerline]
Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” R. Busch, Marilyn A. Chelstrom, Christine Fruechte, Jerome “Jerry” J. Meyer, Michael Phillips
The CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of CLA’s 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of college alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, and staff.
Of the College’s 115,000 living graduates, approximately 1,200 have been selected as recipients. By honoring its alumni, CLA recognizes and celebrates not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and achievements in all sectors of society.
• Steven M. Andersen (B.A. ‘72), internationally accomplished artist and entrepreneur
• Mary S. Baumgartner (B.A. ‘82, studio art), successful internet marketing and design entrepreneur
• Bruce W. Benidt (M.A. ’75, mass communication), prolific writer, teacher, and communications professional
• Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” R. Busch (Ph.D. ’85, communication disorders), dedicated teacher, researcher, and practitioner of speech-language pathology
• Marilyn A. Chelstrom (B.A. ’50, political science), esteemed civics leader and University of Minnesota champion
• Carol D. Connolly (B.A., ’52, architecture) , pioneer of design field and arts advocate
• Mark D. Eckerline (B.S., ’78), successful financial industry leader and advisor
• Dr. Tim H. Emory (B.E.S., ’75; M.D., ’81), distinguished instructor, researcher, and practitioner in the field of medical radiology
• Christine Fruechte (B.I.S., 1989), respected leader in the marketing field and dedicated University volunteer
• Thomas “Tom” L. Holtz (B.A., ’73, economics), national leader in commercial realty
• Steffen I. Magnell (B.A., ’68, economics and history), accomplished business executive and entrepreneur
• Evan M. Maurer (B.A., ’69), internationally respected arts leader and advocate
• Jerome “Jerry” J. Meyer (B.A., ’60, mathematics), early leader in communications technology development and respected business executive
• Michael Phillips (B.A., ’84, journalism & theatre arts), nationally respected theater, arts and film journalist
• Frederick “Rick” Stohr, III (B.A., ’70, economics), successful international marketing professional
• Linda N. Williams (B.A., ’83, speech communication & social welfare), respected financial industry leader and dedicated University volunteer