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  • Laps for the Long Run

Laps for the Long Run

  • Laps for the Long Run

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    5:30 pm | Nemzek Stadium

    President Anne Blackhurst, an avid long distance runner, will be running 50 laps around the Ron Masanz Track at Nemzek Field in order to raise money for scholarships. To give the challenge a jump start, Blackhurst has personally pledged $1,000 per lap for a total of $50,000 towards the President’s Merit Scholarship Endowment. Please support this effort by making a donation today. Several campus leaders have also created teams, so you may donate to a specific team listed below.

    "We promise all students the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually and the versatility to shape a changing world. I challenge you to join me in helping to fulfill our promise by supporting scholarship funds for our students." – President Anne Blackhurst

    Would you like to hear more from President Blackhurst on leadership at MSUM, watch her fall address here.

    Donate Register to Run Students Register to Run

    Event Details

    • Alumni, faculty and staff, students, community members, and others can register to run alongside Anne or attend the event to cheer all on the runners.
    • Students who register and scan their Dragon ID at the event are entered to win prizes worth $100+ after each lap, including flat-screen TVs, a bike, an iPad mini, and more.
    • First 500 registered students who scan their Dragon ID will receive a $5 voucher to the concession stand.
    • First 358 registered students who scan their Dragon ID will receive #DragonPride shoe laces (President Blackhurst ran the Fargo Marathon in 3:58).


    Donation Goal

    Committed:  $1,120,297

    Goal:  $1,200,000




  • Team List

    Please allow up to 48 hours for gifts to be processed and added to team totals.

  • Captain: Anne Blackhurst  

    Team Members:

    Steve Scheel Sodexo Lawrence Schwartz    US Bank
    Bremer American Crystal Sugar Beverage Wholesalers     Alerus
    Jan Mahoney        Yvette Underdue Murph        Michelle Malott      Dan Heckaman
    Laura Huth Donna Brown David Wahlberg Imholte & Dahl
    Margaret Bitz Larry C. Christenson Carol Sibley Thomas Collins
    West Acres Mark Vinz Kenyon Williams Kevin L. Johanson
    Rick Kasper Michael R. Meyers Jane Pettinger Kathy Abraham
    Pam A. Werre Deborah White James Addicott Karen Lester
    James Meier Kip Moore Sheri Zimmerman  

    Donate to the President's Team

    Captain: Scott Nelson  

    Team Members:  

    Jim Fay     Tod Ganje     Brian and Sandy Korbel     Mary Jo and Paul Richard
    John Thorvilson    Bob Bowlsby     Laura Huth Lynne Kovash
    Eugene Schulstad      3M Microsoft Matching Gift Joy Crouch
    Jennifer Sanden Leo Ringey Cindy Bailey Anna Miller

    Donate to the Alumni Foundation Board of Directors & Staff Team

    Captain: Tim Borchers, Dean

    Team Members:

    Annie Bergquist         Rebecca Gardner         Wendy Olsgard        Nancy Parlin
    Tom Brandau & Janet Haak      Robyn Blilie Alan Breuer Dayna Del Val
    Theresa Hest      

    Donate to the College of Arts, Media, & Communication Team

    Captain: Marsha Weber

    Team Members:  

    Rodney Paseka       Jennifer Huotari         
    Donate to the College of Business & Innovation Team


    Captain: Ok-Hee Lee, Dean

    Team Members:

    Jeremy Carney     Erin Gillett     Julie Swaggert     Camille M. Brandt     
    Karla Wenger          


    Donate to the College of Education & Human Services Team

    Captain: Randy Cagle

    Team Members:  

    Debra Radke       Yahya Frederickson       Barbara R. Headrick       Susan Humphers-Ginther
    T.J. Hansen Craig Bettmann  
    Donate to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Team

    Captain: Jeff Bodwin, Acting Dean

    Team Members:

    Jay Albrecht       Magdalene Chalikia     Linda Winkler     Lisa H. Stewart
    Shireen Alemadi     Debra Lien Gary Nickell       Alison Wallace 


    Donate to the College of Science, Health, & the Environment Team

    Captain: Doug Peters, Athletic Director

    Team Members:

    David A. Bergstrom      Richard A. Krabbenhoft     Sammons Financial Group      Andrea Scott
    George and Marlane Sanderson      Matt Baasch DeWayne Kurpius Dale Skallerud
    Gail Swenson Ross Fortier Gary Himmerich  
      Donate to the Dragon Athletics Team


    Captain: Yvette Underdue Murph

    Team Members:   

     Derek Greenfield  Carolyn Zehren          Nathan Hollatz           Little Priest Tribal College
     Audrey Murph Brown      Diane J. Wolter  Layne Anderson  Mary Beckerlg
     Rebecca M. Jones  Amy L. Sannes  Ashley Atteberry  Anne Wood
    Greg Toutges Carol Grimm    

     Donate to the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Team


    Captain: Cody Meyer

    Team Members:   

    Sean Duckworth          Ashley Borchardt         Hannah Severtson  

      Donate to the Student Team