Some 90 Alumni and Friends of the Northwest School of Agriculture and U of M, Crookston Gather for Social in Arizona

social1.jpgThe annual University of Minnesota, Crookston Arizona Social was held Friday, February 18, 2011, at the Terrace Green at ViewPoint Resort in Mesa, Ariz. The 2011 social was again a success with more than 90 alumni, friends, and supporters in attendance. Alumni from both the U of M, Crookston and its predecessor, the Northwest School of Agriculture, gathered for the time together.

The social was hosted by Corby Kemmer, director of Development & Alumni Relations with greetings from Chancellor Charles H. Casey and Barbara Muesing.

"This was great event, my thanks to the fabulous staff at the Terrace Green at ViewPointsocial2.jpg Resort in Mesa," Kemmer says. " I would like to extend a special thank you to Lorriane Love from the Class of 1954 for her support. We look forward to another successful Arizona Social in 2012 and strongly encourage all alumni and friends to attend".

Next year's Arizona Social will be held Friday, February 17, 2012, at the same location. For information, contact Corby Kemmer at 218-281-8434. 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, 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

Photos taken at the 2011 Arizona Social at ViewPoint Resort in Mesa. 

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