Last year the Alumni Foundation kicked off MSUM Mondays at Dave’s Southside Tap in Moorhead. The first Monday of every month alumni gathered from 5 to 7 p.m. for a night of socializing, networking and fun.
The success of MSUM Mondays inspired Gina Monson, director of alumni and development, to continue the event and look into similar offerings across the country. Monson hopes this type of event will spread across the U.S. through the help of alumni representatives. "We want alumni to know they are important and still connected to MSUM, no matter what state they live in," Monson said.
The first MSUM Monday in Moorhead this year will be held October 3. Similar events will kickoff in several other states across the country. Each group is deciding what days, times and activities work best for them.
"Some regional alumni groups are already talking about skiing, hiking or attending plays. The groups can really make the program what they want," said Rachel Kinneberg, Alumni Office assistant.
The alumni events give Dragons across the nation a chance to gather for a fun evening at a local setting. For graduates moving to a new state, alumni representatives can provide advice on where to live, what grad school to attend or how to meet fellow dragons.
"For new graduates job hunting in tough economic times, these regional alumni events provide Dragon alums a chance to network in their new community," Monson said.
MSUM Mondays will continue at Dave’s Southside Tap in Moorhead from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month.
For more information, contact Gina Monson.
Pam Benedict, '67 ArtDenver, Coloradopambenedictdsn@aol.com
Tiffany Deutsch, '05 Mass CommunicationsPhoenix, Arizonatiffanyd213@gmail.com
Kris Harty, '88 Mass CommunicationsColorado Springs, Coloradocoloradokris@aol.com
Julian Lile, '06 Mass CommunicationsLos Angeles, Californiajulianlile@gmail.com
Ryan Sylvester, '98 Mass Communications & '02 Education Administration M.S.Washington DCsylvest75@gmail.com
Kristine Williams, '01 Mass Communications & Political ScienceChicago, Illinoiskristinekappel@firstname.lastname@example.org