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Northwest School of Agriculture Board Gives $75,000 to Business Department Conference Room at the U of M, Crookston
April 23, 2008

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations, 218-281-8434 (ckemmer@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


U of M, Crookston business students flank Sue Brorson, Ph.D., professor and head of the Business Department, and Corby Kemmer, Director of Development & Alumni Relations.
U of M, Crookston business students flank Sue Brorson, Ph.D., professor and head of the Business Department, and Corby Kemmer, Director of Development & Alumni Relations.
Crookston, Minn. (April 23, 2008) – During a recent Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) Alumni Association Board meeting, a gift of $75,000 was unanimously approved to support a new state-of-the-art business conference room at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

“We are excited to have the support of Northwest School of Agriculture alumni as we continue to offer our business students an exceptional student experience,” explains Sue Brorson, Ph.D., head of the Business Department. “The Northwest School has given us a great legacy and this gift will continue that legacy and help our students achieve dreams. We are deeply grateful for their support.”

The new business conference room, to be located in 116 Dowell Hall, is planned for completion by fall semester 2008. It will serve as a focal point for the Business Department and provide students with many of the amenities they will use in their future roles as leaders in business and entrepreneurship.

"Our sincere appreciation is extended to the NWSA board, President Charles Holmquist and the alumni of the Northwest School. This is another step forward in private support for the U of M, Crookston and its students,” said Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations. 

A gift from another donor of $50,000 will also be initiated to provide the needed funding for this conference room, and others are encouraged to make gifts as support is still needed to complete the project. For more information, contact Kemmer at 218-281-8434 (ckemmer@umn.edu).

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