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St. Cloud State Magazine

Fall 2023/Winter 2024 – E-edition

The fall 2023/winter 2024 publication of the St. Cloud State University Magazine features the innovative growth taking place at SCSU, the bold changes underway resulting in increased enrollment and student success, some hidden gems on campus, milestones and accomplishments achieved by Huskies student-athletes, success of SCSU students, alumni and #OurSCSU community, and more.

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Bold changes build enrollment, student success

St. Cloud State President Robbyn Wacker discusses how SCSU’s It’s Time approach has helped evolve and reach greater numbers of students as a campus community that is bold, innovative and focused, as well as the success that it has led to for our students.


Herberger Business School earns innovation award for MBA program revisions and growth

The Herberger Business School was honored this fall as a recipient of the 2023 Innovation in Business Education Award by the MidAmerican Business Dean’s Association (MADBA). The school’s submission of “MBA Program Revisions and Growth” was presented at the 2023 MADBA Annual Meeting, where the theme was “Leveraging Market Disruption for Growth: How to Plan for the Future.”  


Husky Impact Fund supports University priorities

The Husky Impact Fund delivers vitally important, flexible philanthropic funds to address the complexities of delivering top quality learning paired with robust individualized student support in alignment with the University’s priorities. The Husky Impact Fund addresses the greatest needs on campus, furthering St. Cloud State’s strategic priorities, investing in new initiatives and managing unforeseen opportunities that arise.


SCSU, Veeva offering MedTech students unique, real-world clinical technology experience

St. Cloud State University and Veeva Systems announced this summer a partnership to enable MedTech clinical research students with unique, hands-on technology training. 

SCSU integrated Veeva Vault electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) into its graduate curriculum for the applied clinical research program located in Plymouth, Minnesota at the start of the Fall 2023 semester, integrating it into four courses centered around the initiation, execution and reporting of clinical studies.  


Hidden Gems — Three facilities workers provide over 90 years of combined service

Facilities Management is home to multiple workers who have kept SCSU running for over 30 years. Facilities Management, comprised of building service, physical plant and grounds workers, constantly maintains SCSU’s campus footprint.  


A Forever Husky: Remembering Jo McMullen-Boyer

Friends, family, former students and colleagues of Jo McMullen-Boyer gathered Aug. 31 in St. Cloud State University’s Ritsche Auditorium to celebrate her life of purpose and accomplishment, courage and generosity of spirit that cancer ended at age 54.  


Building Community — On-campus living has big benefits for SCSU students

While some aspects of campus residence hall living have changed dramatically through the years, starting college life in a place filled with new friends and supportive staff always has offered priceless benefits for students at SCSU.  


Innovative Growth — Online MBA program sees strong results by meeting student expectations

The online MBA program is extending St. Cloud State University’s reach in Minnesota and the world, creating new opportunities for educational access to adult learners. The MBA program has seen strong results by meeting students where they are.


Making Waves — Generations of SCSU swimmers gives program a family feel

Generations of SCSU swimmers gives the program a family feel. Last season, five different SCSU swimmers had parents who also swam for the program simultaneously in the early 1990s, showcasing the multi-generational talent that the Huskies take pride in.


Celebrating St. Cloud State Community

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Afghanistan refugee maintains hope despite turbulent 12 months

Courage is a characteristic that speaks through actions. Sakina, a 2021 graduate of St. Cloud State University, has displayed it throughout her entire life. It took courage to attend university in her home country of Afghanistan, a path often not supported for women. Courage to move thousands of miles away to earn a master’s degree at SCSU and return home to use her new skills to better her country. And it also took courage to flee when her safety was no longer guaranteed. 


Retired MLB player uses platform to advocate for others with Tourette syndrome

St. Cloud State University alumnus and former SCSU baseball player Jim Eisenreich went decades — some of them in Major League Baseball — without answers for why he felt the way he did. Since being diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, he has used his platform and resources to support others with the same diagnosis through the Jim Eisenreich Foundation for Children with Tourette Syndrome.


Couple makes Autism Discovery Center a reality for SCSU

A St. Cloud State University alumna and her husband have made a gift that will benefit not just SCSU, but the regional community as well. The Linda ’74 and Richard Offerdahl Autism Discovery Center was publicly announced in April inside St. Cloud State University’s Brown Hall.


Homecoming 2023

SCSU celebrated the University’s biggest red and black celebration of the year, Homecoming 2023, on Oct. 2-7 with special events for students, families, prospective students, faculty and staff, alumni, community members and more.  


SCSU Hall of Fame Class of 2023 inducted

Nine individuals and one team were inducted as part of the SCSU Class of 2023, adding those Huskies to a membership that now stands at 211 individuals and four teams. SCSU honored the Class of 2023 during Homecoming 2023 weekend, the 32nd induction ceremony since the Hall of Fame was announced in 1982.  


St. Cloud State receives Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll recognition for 4th consecutive year

St. Cloud State University is nationally recognized as a transfer-friendly institution for a fourth year in a row.

SCSU has been named to Phi Theta Kappa‘s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll for excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students.