May 23, 2022

Dear Alumni and Friends,

The campus is a little quieter as the end of the spring semester was marked by Commencement on Saturday, May 14. What a wonderful experience for the new members of our alumni family to see honorary degrees go to Food Network star Molly Yeh, Accounting Hall of Famer Henry Herr, and economic strategist Delore Zimmerman. They also got inspired by the main address from Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force.

Celebrating Jan Strinden
Celebration of Life event for Jan Strinden has been set for Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Strinden family c/o Karen Grindberg, 4755 Douglas Drive, Fargo, ND 58104.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the Earl and Jan Strinden Endowment at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. We have received several gifts to the endowment since Jan’s passing earlier this month. It’s a fitting tribute to a woman who cared deeply for UND students.

Tahitian Legends Cruise
Together with our trusted travel partner, Go Next, a Tahitian Legends Cruise is set for April 6-16, 2023. We plan to spend 10 luxurious days and nights among the tranquil lagoons and ethereal waterfalls of the South Pacific. You can learn more about the trip
here. It sure feels great to plan to travel with Go Next and UND alumni and friends again! 

Summer Events
It will be a busy summer for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Here is a partial list of the events we’ll be hosting:

Kim Woods’ retirement social
June 9
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Gorecki Alumni Center
Come wish our Director of Development for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration well in her retirement. Kim Woods has given 16 years of dedication and commitment to the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. You can
RSVP here.

UND Night at Target Field
June 24
7:10 p.m.
The Twins and UND make a great team. Don’t miss the chance to watch your Minnesota Twins take on the Colorado Rockies. Your ticket package includes a co-themed UND Twins cap! Buy your ticket today.

In addition, the popular North Dakota Champions Club Golf Tour is making stops around Minnesota and North Dakota. The Park River, Bismarck and Detroit Lakes events are already sold out, so get your team together and register!

As our newest alumni get acclimated to their new family, I hope you appreciate what a great influence you have been on their time at this outstanding University. Thank you for everything that you do for UND and its amazing students.