Social for Alumni from the Northwest School of Agriculture and University of Minnesota, Crookston on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Mesa, Ariz.; Social begins at 11:30 a.m. at the ViewPoint Resort

Alumni and community friends of the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) and the University of Minnesota, Crookston will gather for a social on Friday, Feb.19, 2010, at Terrace Green at ViewPoint Resort, 640 North Hawes Road, Mesa, Arizona. The annual alumni social begins at 11:30 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon for $15 per person.

Corby Kemmer, director of Development & Alumni Relations will host this year's social and Chancellor Charles H. Casey will bring greetings from the Crookston campus.

If you are interested in attending the Arizona Social, please call Lorraine (Zipoy) Love, '54, at 480-380-4051 or the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 800-862-6466 ext. 8401 to confirm attendance by Thursday, February 4. Disability accommodations are available upon request.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a four-year, public university and one of five campuses in the University of Minnesota system. The NWSA Alumni Association represents the 5,433 graduates of the residential agriculture high school, which operated from 1905 through 1968, on what is now the campus of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: Kemmer, director, development and alumni, 218-281-8434 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (