The establishment of The Per Rasmussen ’86 and Nina Skage ’86 Professional Selling Institute is a distinctive component of the It’s Time leadership focus, and a driving factor in helping establish the Herberger Business School as a nationally recognized leader in business-to-business sales education. The gift accelerates and elevates St. Cloud State as a leader in Minnesota, the Midwest and across the nation in academic programming and scholarship.
A St. Cloud State Alumnus has given the community he grew up with better access to housing, education, and infrastructure, all through his family’s tea farm.
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Hurricane Ian hit Florida toward the end of September, leaving destruction and tragedy in its wake. Hundreds of lives were lost between Cuba and the southeastern United States, and damages upward of $50 billion were sustained. Throughout it all, alumnus Gordon Severson ’10 was on the ground to bear witness.
The announcement and dedication of The Judy C. Pearson Department of Communication Studies took place Sept. 22 in the lobby of Riverview on the University campus. Dr. Judy Pearson has endowed the University’s communication studies department with a $1 million gift, resulting in the first named department on campus.
St. Cloud State University alumnus Tony Abfalter has been in the southern-most point of the globe since February while handling most of the communications systems at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Ben Pluimer ’04, Mass Communications graduate, was part of the creative team at Nickelodeon that won a 2021 Emmy for the Outstanding Playoff Coverage category for the network’s alternative coverage of the NFL Wild Card game between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints in January 2021.
Noah Czech ’06 has been a stormwater compliance specialist with the city of St. Cloud since 2007. For the past few years, he’s been part of a team working to clean up Lake George.
While Ralph Heimdahl ’30 attended St. Cloud State University when it was a teachers college, his career turned out to be more animated. Heimdahl’s daughter, Martha Slavin, is ensuring her late father’s creative legacy carries on and benefits students at his alma mater. Heimdahl finished his two-year degree in 1930, going on to teach art for
Matt Andrew, Vice President of University Advancement Answers a few questions as he prepares for retirement.