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Distinguished alumnus to share his Dragon pride in SAC keynote address

Alumni often stay connected with their alma mater in one way or another. Tomi Sawyer has not only stayed connected to the university, he has returned to MSUM multiple times. This year he will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).

Distinguished Scientist Inspires Next Generation of Researchers

Tomi Sawyer began his career as a drug hunter by achieving the near impossible. As a graduate student at the University of Arizona, he invented a molecule that ultimately became a drug approved to treat a rare but debilitating disease affecting skin pigmentation.

Virus Hunters

MSUM junior Anna Madsen became an expert on one virus two years ago during a first-year course.

Meet Dr. Craig Jasperse

Meet Dr. Craig Jasperse, professor of organic chemistry at Minnesota State University Moorhead. His flexible, asynchronous courses will help you master organic chemistry content in a way that meets you where you're at.

Providing Hope a Reality

These MSUM alumni and faculty, although from varied backgrounds with different degrees and career fields, all conduct research across the world. Their association with MSUM has shaped their careers. They are researchers, exercising influence and making a big difference – successful alumni and faculty who are transforming our mental and physical wellness, changing our lives for the better and providing hope a reality.

Coming Home

Although their reasons for returning vary, the alumni who “come home” recognize the potential of the community and take pride in the home of their alma mater.