A Legacy of Learning

Margo Steck Graves was named for her grandmother—which may help explain why she’s such an impressive young woman. Graves was born Margaret Louise Steck, the namesake of Margaret Preska, who … [Read more...]

A Huge Year

Kevin Buisman’s cell phone is rarely quiet. And when it rings, Minnesota State Mankato’s athletic director usually has to respond with a sense of urgency. Like the Saturday morning last December … [Read more...]

A Better Place

  On the day after Christmas in 2012, Erma Erikson ’67 was at Mankato’s Reconciliation Park, watching the dedication of a memorial bearing the names of the 38 Dakota men who were hanged in … [Read more...]

Beyond the Building

Kristine Retherford started each of the presentations she gave to lawmakers over the past two years the same way: “I am a proud alumna of Minnesota State Mankato,” the dean of the College of Allied … [Read more...]

Nursing in a New Light

When Peter Buerhaus graduated from Minnesota State Mankato in 1976, his plan was to use nursing as his ticket to travel the world. He figured he’d work long enough to fund his first flight, then go … [Read more...]

Politically Empowered

Stephanie Schriock ’95 came to Minnesota State Mankato to be an athlete. She wanted to swim competitively, but there weren’t many universities with that option in her home state of Montana. So her … [Read more...]