November 28, 2022

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with quality family time and good spirits. As we prepare to leave November behind, I want to remind you of a holiday gathering that will help to keep those good vibes going!

The University of North Dakota and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation will continue their annual tradition of hosting the Holiday Cheers party. All are invited to celebrate the season from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Gorecki Alumni Center. Drinks and food are on us!

There is no cost to attend this event. In the spirit of giving, we're asking guests to bring nonperishable items for the Food for Thought Food Pantry on UND's campus. You may also contribute a monetary donation to the Food for Thought Food Pantry at

We ask that you please RSVP so we know how many to plan for.

UND Alumni Magazine

By now, you should have received your winter issue of the UND Alumni Magazine (if not, you can view the digital version online). Inside you’ll find feature stories on the Pride of the North Band and Tip Enebak, ’63, whose construction company has worked on everything from the Mall of America to King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. Tip has also been a generous supporter of veterans’ charities and the University of North Dakota. The former football player is behind a current campaign to create an endowment to remember special teammates.

You’ll also find a recap of a tremendous Homecoming 2022 and we pay tribute to the life of former UNDAAF CEO Earl Strinden.

UNDAAF additions

I want to welcome Carly Tate to our organization. She started earlier this month as our Associate Director of Engagement. Carly will serve as project manager for various projects, including fundraising initiatives, events, and the UND Alumni Association website. Carly came to us from the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area.

Welcome, Carly!

It is hard to believe that we are almost to December. 2022 has seemingly passed in a whirlwind! I hope you had a chance during the Thanksgiving weekend to catch your breath and reflect on all for which you are thankful. 

For me, that list includes the incredible alumni and friends of this great University. Through their generous contributions of their time, talent and treasure, this has been a great year for UND and its students. Thank you for all you do to take UND to another level.