We Do. We Lead. We are Forever UND.
The UND Alumni Magazine is published quarterly with a goal of connecting University of North Dakota alumni and friends through stories of inspiration and impact.
The Winter 2023 issue was released in November. You can view the flipbook version here.
His name is ubiquitous on campus, but how much do you know about the man whose life story reads like a movie?
Our most ambitious fundraising campaign ever celebrates the UND legacy while looking to a bright future.
A Special Message
From the CEO & UND President
Forever UND: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future
Dear alumni and friends,
Special moments are cause for special circumstances, so for this issue of the UND Alumni Magazine, we bring you a joint message. Our aim is to dive into the heart of what it truly means to be “Forever UND.”
Campaign & Connections
First and foremost, we want to celebrate the public launch of Forever UND: The Campaign for the University of North Dakota. We were thrilled to share the stage during Homecoming to announce the campaign and its $500 million goal. While that may seem audacious to some, we believe it is entirely within reach for a community that believes in the limitless potential of this great University.
Forever UND will be a driving force behind UND’s growth and evolution.
Our campaign is anchored in three powerful statements: “We do.” “We lead.” and “We are Forever UND.” These ideals are the essence of what it means to be a part of the UND family. They are a reflection of our past, a testament to our present, and a beacon for our future.
It’s All About Students
At the heart of the campaign are UND’s students. You’ll meet some of them here and hear their hopes and dreams for the future. Their stories reflect the diverse experiences, dedication, and sense of belonging that UND instills in every student.
With a dedicated focus on student scholarships, Forever UND aims to eliminate financial barriers and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators. By investing $125 million into scholarships, our alumni and friends will ensure that every student can access the transformative power of a UND education. This means that dreams are not hindered by tuition costs, and aspirations are not stifled by financial limitations.
But scholarships aren’t the only way the campaign will improve the student experience. The three other pillars of the campaign — faculty and research, programs and priority needs, and capital projects — do their part to close the loop as well.
These four pillars are all about fostering an environment where every student can embrace a sense of wonder, embark on a journey of discovery, and make a lasting commitment to serving their community. The impact of this campaign on our students is immeasurable, setting the stage for a future where their potential knows no bounds.
As we transition from the silent phase to the public phase of the Forever UND campaign,
we stand on the cusp of a historic moment. It’s a moment that invites all alumni and
friends of UND to be a part of something enduring, to contribute to a legacy that
will illuminate the path for generations to come.
We’ve already achieved 100% campaign participation from University leadership and from the UND Alumni Association & Foundation team, reflecting our unwavering belief in UND.
But the campaign’s success relies on all of us, from the smallest contributions to the grandest gestures.
Your gift can be anything. It’s worth everything. These words are not just a call to action; they are a reminder that every act of giving,
regardless of its size, holds immeasurable value. Together, we can create a brighter
future for UND, a future where the torch of knowledge is passed to the next generation
In closing, we want to emphasize that being “Forever UND” is not just a tagline; it’s a way of life. It signifies that once you are a part of this University, you are forever woven into the fabric of UND.
We invite you to stay connected, get involved, and be a part of Forever UND: The Campaign
for the University of North Dakota (UNDalumni.org/forever). The connections we forge
today will shape the University’s future, ensuring that the spirit of progress and
the sense of belonging carry on for generations to come.
As we move forward, let us remember that we are Forever UND.
- DeAnna Carlson Zink & Andrew Armacost
Alumni in Action
Alumni in History
Physicist was one of few female scientists to work on the Manhattan Project, the focus of summer blockbuster film, 'Oppenheimer.'
Norwegian track & field student-athlete continues to build on her international accolades.
Midco Sports partnership with UND means increased funding for student-athlete scholarships and Champions Club, and expanded viewing coverage.
Thank You, Donors!
The UND Alumni Association & Foundation sincerely thanks all alumni and friends who have made gifts and commitments to support students, faculty, programs, and places at UND. See who's listed in the Eternal Flame Society.
Donors with strong connection to Fighting Hawks make on-campus stadium possible.
UND alum creates endowment to honor his late mother-in-law, an early education pioneer.
NGPA scholarship eases financial burden for LGBTQ+ students.
We're forever #UNDproud of the accomplishments our students, faculty, and staff make every day. This issue highlighted just a few of them:
- The Iron Woman🔗: UND hosts Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman for lecture series.
- The Very Foundation🔗: Excavation reveals part of Old Main, University’s first building constructed in 1883.
- A conversation with Greg Brockman🔗: North Dakota native who co-founded OpenAI talks with UND President Andy Armacost about philosophy, film, art and AI .
- UND Football dismantles NDSU🔗: The Fighting Hawks beat the Bison for the for the first time in 20 years; the teams had played each other five times since transitioning to Division I.
- A New Commercial Jet Simulator🔗: First of its kind in North America, the ALSIM can be configured to simulate either Airbus or Boeing’s newest aircraft.
- 18:83 Speaker Series🔗: Event designed to teach lessons in leadership from campus and community leaders in a TED Talk format.
- Kiwibots at Your Service🔗: AI robotic rovers deliver food on UND campus.
- 'Great Day to Be Indigenous'🔗: Keynote speaker, dedication of the renewed Soaring Eagle Garden mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration.
- New Places to Nest🔗: UND celebrates grand opening of University’s most recent improvements to student living.
Content courtesy of UND Today, the University of North Dakota’s official news source.