Alumni president sums up an active year in report

Liz Bogut

For members of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, the last academic year was a busy one.
Nancy Lindahl, alumni association national president, presented an annual report to the University Board of Regents on Friday. The report outlined the accomplishments and ongoing activities of the association.
Some of the association’s accomplishments include:
ù Designing special heritage features in the Gateway alumni center, including a mural, memorabilia and a photography exhibit;
ù planning the alumni center’s grand-opening activities for 10,000 guests;
ù raising $12.9 million;
ù recruiting and retaining 44,000 members;
ù mobilizing societies, chapters and special interest groups to assist with membership;
ù holding 170 events across the country and around the world for more than 21,000 alumni and friends;
ù involving more than 200 University units in Maroon and Gold Fridays.
In addition, one of the main goals for the association is to have 50,000 members by the year 2000.
Lindahl, who will no longer be the association’s president, said her experience at the University played a significant role in her life.
“None of my past volunteer work even compares to my work at the University,” Lindahl said.

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