At the University of Minnesota Duluth we are grateful for the gifts we receive from alumni and friends like you. The links below are highlights of students who have benefited from a private gift or scholarship. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of these talented, hard working students.
I am particularly grateful that private giving increased more than 30% during the fiscal year of July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 in comparison to the previous year. We value your gifts and are especially appreciative that giving increased so substantially during what is still a difficult economic time for many people.
Thank you and best wishes,
Lendley “Lynn” Black
|Caity Shea Violette: An Impressive College Career
It's rare for an undergraduate's work to receive national attention. Most students hope for success as a professional down the road. Caity Shea Violette didn't wait. She was a writer, actress, and 2012 Playwriting Excellence Award recipient, all before she was a senior. Those who can, craft their own scenes.
|Josh Sovik: Taking on the Study of Speech Pathology
There are those who can't imagine pursuing a master's degree after a life-altering accident. Josh Sorvik can. He is studying speech language pathology to help others communicate. His dream is to be a therapist for those with central nervous system injuries. Those who can, create their destiny.
|UMD's Society of Automotive Engineers Racecar Team
Not everyone dreams of building a racecar in college. From nuts and bolts, fiberglass and metal, UMD undergraduates are designing and constructing a streamline racecar from motor to wheels. They accelerate, they brake; they grip the turf with northern tenacity. Those who can, inspire inventiveness.
|Amy Jindra: Meeting with Success
Most people don't walk into their freshman year elected as class rep for a variety of student organizations. Most freshmen don't become seniors who have spent four years improving campus policies. Amy Jindra made it happen. Those who can, get involved.
|Allison Fanta: Focused Energies
Not everyone sees the link between athletics and academics. Allison Fanta brought the same competitive spirit to her business courses as she did to the UMD volleyball court. This stellar scholar-athlete earned a 3.97 cumulative GPA, with a dual major in business management and accounting. Those who can, give it all they've got.
|Benedicth Ukhueduan: Making Connections
Some can't imagine spending hours looking at rocks, plants, and bugs. Growing up in Nigeria, that's exactly what Benedicth Ukheuduan did. Now double majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, she studies the elements and compounds that make up the world around us. Those who can, see the universe in a grain of sand.
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