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Northwest School of Agriculture and U of M, Crookston Alumni to Gather in Mesa, Arizona, for a Social February 16, 2007
January 24, 2007

What: Arizona Social for NWSA and UMC alumni

When: February 16, 2007

Contact: Sue Dwyer, alumni & development, 218-281-8401 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (January 24, 2007) – Alumni and community friends of the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) and the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) will gather for a social on Friday, Feb.16, 2007, at Springdale Village, 7255 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona. The annual alumni social will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch served at noon for $10 per person.

This year's event is hosted by Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations with special guest, UMC Chancellor Charles H. Casey. “We are looking forward to a great time in Arizona this year,” Kemmer said, “It is a time for our alumni who share memories of this campus to have a chance to reminisce as well as get a chance to see what UMC is all about today.”

If you are interested in attending the Arizona Social, please call Lorraine (Zipoy) Love, '54, at 480-357-1244 or the UMC Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 800-862-6466 ext. 8401 to confirm attendance. Disability accommodations are available upon request.

The NWSA Alumni Association represents the 5,433 graduates of the residential agriculture high school, which operated from 1905 through 1968, on what is now the campus of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Springdale Village, the site for this year's social, offers ample parking, restaurant services and guest apartments. For more information on Springdale Village, call 480-981-8844.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit