Dreams Coming True

Kady Johnson ’13 MA remembers crying the day she was accepted to college. She cried because she hadn’t expected it to be an option for her—and because she didn’t think that she would be able to pay … [Read more...]

Stage Presence

It sounds like folklore, but Lou Bellamy ’67 says it’s all true. It goes like this: Theatre director Ted Paul needed black actors for a production of “Finian’s Rainbow.” Meanwhile, the overall student … [Read more...]

Suited for Sales

It was the fall of 1972, and Rod Schmidt ’73 wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. He knew what he didn’t want to do: move back to his hometown of Larchwood, Iowa, or end up working in a Sioux Falls, … [Read more...]

Two For One

Legends cast long shadows. Just ask Jim Dilling and Loren Ahonen, who were hired last summer as head coaches of the Minnesota State Mankato men’s track and field and cross country teams, respectively. … [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...]