Northwest School of Agriculture Awards

NWSA Awards comp.jpgApproximately 150 alumni of the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) attended the annual NWSA Reunion held on campus on Saturday, June 28.

In addition to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1964, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Allan Dragseth '57. Top Aggie Awards were presented to Marlys (Sargeant) Engelstad '49 advanced and to Richard Widseth '49 advanced.

Photos L to R: Allan Dragseth and Chancellor Wood; Chancellor Wood, Richard Widseth, Marlys Engelstad, and Corby Kemmer, Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston!

Welcome to UMC 2011+ copy.jpgThe University of Minnesota Crookston welcomes visitors to the campus

If you would like to explore the possibility of attending U of M Crookston, please visit the Admissions Office located in 170 Owen Hall, or check out our Admissions Web page.

To schedule a campus tour, please call   1-800-UMC-MINN (1-800-862-6466) or 218-281-8569.

Flowers are Blooming at the U of M Crookston

UMC Flowers comp.jpgThe University of Minnesota Crookston campus is looking colorful thanks to the wonderful plantings done by our dedicated staff and student workers.

UMC Campus Flowers are Being Planted

Flowers composite.jpgFlowers are being planted in the annual beds around the UMC campus. These photos are of the Campus Entrance flowers beds. Thank you Grounds Crew. The color is great!

Campus Flags.jpgThe flags on the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus Mall are being flown at half-staff, Friday through Monday, in remembrance of Memorial Day.

"Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

"Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

"Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans."

From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

2014 U of M Crookston Commencement Photo Gallery is Posted

Commencement comp.jpgThe 2014 University of Minnesota Crookston's Commencement photo gallery has been posted. This class marks the 106th graduating class since the very first in 1909, the 47th graduating class as an institution of higher learning, and the 21st graduating class as a baccalaureate University.

Link to Commencement Ceremony photos

Want to download a photo from our gallery? Simply right-click on the enlarged image and "save image as" (Firefox) "save picture as" (Internet Explorer).

If you had your posed photos taken by Image Photography before the ceremony, they are available for viewing and ordering. You can also go to their website:

FS Awards comp.jpgFaculty and Staff Day was held at the conclusion of spring semester at the University of Minnesota Crookston and celebrated excellence and service by faculty and staff.

Those recognized with special awards included Terrill Bradford (left), instructor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, Distinguished Teaching; Linnea Barton (middle), master tutor, Distinguished Civil Service/Bargaining Unit; and Chris Winjum (right), assistant to the chancellor, Distinguished P&A.

Also recognized were those reaching years of service milestones and retirements. Susan Jacobson, instructor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department; Dee Anne Leines, an assistant professor and Extension educator; and Laurie Wilson, an assistant education specialist and coordinator of Disability Services were all honored on their retirement.

Dan Svedarsky, professor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and director of the Center for Sustainability was recognized for his 45 years of service to the University.

For all the photos and awards, visit the photo gallery

Grad Photos small.jpgAll graduates are encouraged to have a Graduation photo taken.

Sargeant Student Center
Upstairs in Bede Ballroom
Rooms A & B
Saturday, May 10,
10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

See the display in the UMC Bookstore for more information

Link to UMC Commencement Web page:

Commencement for UMC Class of 2014 Set for Saturday, May 10


11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Reception
Sargeant Student Center

All friends and family are invited to both the reception
and ceremony.

2:00 p.m.
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center

The doors to Lysaker Gymnasium
will open at 1:00 p.m.

See more at 

Final Friday Funday was Fantastic!

UMC Students came outside and played some of their stress and anxiety away on Friday, May 2, 2014!

On the UMC Mall there was:
An Obstacle Course, Giant Spheres, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Mechanical Bull, Photo Booth, Giant Trikes and music. There was also popcorn, cotton candy and shaved ice.

The event was sponsored by:
S.P.A.C.E., Residential Life, Student Experience and the Crookston Student Association

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