September 26, 2022

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It’s finally here; Homecoming 2022! We are ready to welcome alumni to campus this week with a full slate of fun and historic events.

I won’t run through the whole list here, but I would like to hit some highlights for you. A couple of new events are meant for the entire community. On Tuesday, our Greeks are hosting a Carnival in University Park with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish North Dakota. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. On Wednesday evening, the Downtown Development Association is hosting a Pep Rally in Town Square that starts at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, an event that has been years in the making – the grand opening of the new Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. A ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m. that day. If you haven’t had a chance to walk through the building yet, I would encourage you to do so. It is a grand addition to the campus and will be a student favorite for years to come.

You can find the full list of events at I hope to see you this weekend enjoying all Homecoming has to offer!

Peabody Gift
With so much happening this time of year, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the great news from last week regarding the $2.6 million gift from Bob and Jeanine Peabody for the benefit of the Men’s Hockey program. These two have been outstanding supporters of UND and various charities and civic events throughout the lives.We are so grateful for their friendship and their very generous gift that will do so much good for UND student-athletes. Thank you, Bob and Jeanine!

Art Malloy
A warm welcome to Art Malloy, who was selected after a national search to be the new Vice President for Student Affairs. His background in higher education and his expertise in diversity and inclusion issues make him a great fit for UND. Welcome, Art!

Cassie Bowers
And we have hired a new Director of Development for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. Cassie Bowers started with the UNDAAF last week. She comes to us from Mandan, North Dakota, where she has 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate, sales development, and commercial loans. Welcome, Cassie!

Homecoming is a reminder of just how much we love the University of North Dakota. I want to thank you for your passion for UND and for all that you do for its outstanding students.