Social for Alumni from the Northwest School of Agriculture and University of Minnesota, Crookston on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 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 
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University of Minnesota, Crookston will gather for a social on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 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 Fred E. Wood will bring greetings from the Crookston campus. Special guests this year are University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler and Karen F. Kaler. (Also attending from the University of Minnesota Foundation are Becky Malkerson, interim foundation president and CEO; Mark Baumgartner, vice president of Development, College & Campus Programs; and Deb Noll, development initiatives manager.)

If you are interested in attending the Arizona Social, contact Mary Lou (Baird) Dostal '54 at 480-354-8568 or Sue Dwyer at the alumni office at 800-862-6466 ext. 8401 by Feb. 8, to confirm attendance and let us know if you'd like a Lenten meal. Disability accommodations are available upon request.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 27 
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bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 10 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 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

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