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Dedication of Alseth-NWSA Business Board Room at the U of M, Crookston, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009; Beginning at 11 a.m. in Dowell Hall 116
February 5, 2009

What: Boardroom Dedication

When: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Contact: Sue Brorson, head, Business Dept. 218-281-8186 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

A brand new business classroom at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, named
NWSA Alumnus Stanley Alseth, and his wife, Hanorah “Pat” Alseth
1935 NWSA Alumnus Stanley Alseth, and his wife, Hanorah “Pat” Alseth
the Alseth-NWSA Business Boardroom, will be dedicated on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. The boardroom, named in honor of Alumnus Stanley Alseth, ’35, and the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA), will be held in Dowell Hall 116 at 11 a.m.

Guest speakers for the dedication include U of M, Crookston Chancellor Charles H. Casey, D.V.M.; Susan Brorson, Ph.D., professor and head of the Business Department; and Chuck Holmquist, ’52, president of the NWSA Alumni Association.

A gift from the estate of Stanley Alseth, and his wife, Hanorah “Pat” Alseth, of Baltimore, Md., along with a gift from the NWSA Alumni Association helped fund the classroom as a focal point of the business major, the largest program on the Crookston campus. The classroom offers many of the amenities students will use in their future roles as leaders in business and entrepreneurship.

“The Alseth-NWSA Business Boardroom is a focal point for the Business Department,” says Brorson. “The room is not only beautiful and state-of-the-art, it honors our past and the legacy of the Northwest School. It is a source of pride and an opportunity for our campus to offer students an exceptional space to learn the skills they will need to navigate the future of business.”

Stanley Alseth was a graduate of the NWSA, the residential high school located on what is now the U of M, Crookston. Over the years, the Alseths regularly supported the Crookston campus because of their belief in education and a desire to support and benefit students. The Northwest School of Agriculture Alumni Association represents alumni from the school which operated from 1906 through 1968.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit