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Kyndra de St. Aubin holding a soccer ball

U of M alum and former Gopher soccer player Kyndra de St. Aubin will be the TV color commentator for Minnesota United FC—the only female in that role in Major League Soccer.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks in St. Cloud

Water

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

McCann takes place in history with marching band

Betsy McCann in action

Betsy Kerns McCann is the first-ever female marching band director in the Big Ten.

Changing the world: Clara Adams-Ender

Clara Adams-Ender

Clara Adams-Ender, the first nurse to command a major Army base, is the homecoming parade grand marshal. 

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks in Fergus Falls

Windmill

MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Honoring the victims and survivors of 9/11

A photo of many American flags flying against a blue sky

The University of Minnesota will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with two events.

Daniel McDonald elected Chair of the U of M Alumni Association

Pillars

Daniel McDonald, a partner at the law firm Merchant & Gould, is chair of U Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

Shaping Tomorrow: Kat Albrecht

Kat Albrecht

2016 graduates talk about how they plan to use their knowledge to better our future

Driven to Fight for Educational Equality

Aneesh Sohoni

U of M alumnus Aneesh Sohoni, recently named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Education” for 2016, talks about education reform and what drives him in his career.

A Champion for Education and Housing

Archie Givens at U Archives

He’s dedicated to building affordable housing and closing the achievement gap. Now former Gopher football player Archie Givens is being honored as this year’s homecoming grand marshal.

A Curiosity-Driven Life

Jessica Tarnowski

Jessica Tarnowski ’15 was always curious about the genetic basis of hereditary diseases. Now she helps those at risk for sickle-cell anemia and other conditions to access health care services.

A Champion’s New Strategy

Harsh Mankad.

Harsh Mankad came to the U of M from Mumbai to study economics and play tennis, and he became an NCAA singles champion. Now retired from tennis, the MBA student is leveraging the skills he developed on the court to excel in business.

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