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Outstanding Alumni Sherry (Larson) Senske Honored During Homecoming at the U of M, Crookston
October 7, 2008

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 ( Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (

The University of Minnesota, Crookston honored three outstanding alumni during the final two days of Homecoming week, which took place September 22-27. Included was Sherry (Larson) Senske, a 1990 graduate from the U of M, Crookston.

Sherry (Larson) Senske pictured with Chancellor Casey
Sherry (Larson) Senske pictured with Chancellor Casey
Senske earned her associate’s degree in business from the U of M, Crookston and went on to attend Moorhead State University graduating with a degree in fitness and sports science in 1992.

For ten years, Senske worked as a manager and partner of Scheels stores in Moorhead, Minn., Appleton, Wisc., and Fargo, N.D. In 2007, she was promoted to the Scheels corporate office in Fargo as a corporate line leader and partner.

The current vice chair of the board of trustees for the United Way of Cass/Clay counties, Senske is also the current chair of the United Way’s small business, new business cabinet as well as the chair of the governance committee. She is also involved with the YMCA’s Partner for Youth Campaign and a Sunday school teacher at the Glyndon Lutheran Church.

Senske is a member of the West Acres Merchants Association where she has served two terms as board president and a current member of the University of Minnesota, Crookston All-College Advisory Committee. She and her husband, Steele, have three children, Sierra, Steeler and Sam.

Homecoming week also included a naming ceremony for the Sargeant Student Center also took place, where the Student Center was officially named after Chancellor Emeritus Donald Sargeant as well as
a concert by the band 32 Below, bonfire and pep fest, a homecoming parade and tailgate parties for Teambackers and students. To round out the week the U of M, Crookston Golden Eagles defeated the Minnesota State University-Moorhead Dragons 20-16 in a football match-up.

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