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Message from Deb Lundahl, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Published: 5-27-2011 9:05 am

The weather smiled on graduation again this year as 373 undergraduates received their degrees May 7 in a beautiful Willow Bowl ceremony. Dr. Brad Bigelow, a 1957 WSC graduate, was honored with the Alumni Achievement Award at the ceremony and WSC alumnus and Nebraska State Senator Greg Adams delivered the baccalaureate commencement address. Master's degrees were presented in Rice Auditorium to 209 students that same morning.

Plans are underway for this year's Homecoming celebration, which will be held Oct. 6-8. Keep the dates open and watch for details via mail and the alumni Web site at This summer also will include several opportunities to get together with classmates and friends. The annual Omaha golf event will be July 16 and the Dakota Dunes golf event will be Aug. 22. For those with adventure in their hearts, the Wayne State Foundation will be leading a trip to Vietnam Nov. 2-17 for alumni and friends. You can learn more about the trip at

The Wayne State Foundation is excited to be raising funds for the restoration of the Willow Bowl. The project, which needs your support, will preserve our cherished campus landmark for future generations of Wildcats. You can read more about the project and make your donation online at

The Hahn Building will be receiving vital upgrades for fire and life safety issues beginning this fall, which has meant a mass exodus of offices from the building to locations all over campus. The Foundation and Alumni offices will be located on the top floor of the Recreation Center for the next year. Please do not hesitate to visit us in our new home if you are on campus.

This issue of the electronic newsletter includes the usual pictures and notes that so many of you continue to send to us. Please keep them coming! Your friends and fellow graduates love to see your growing families and hear about your many successes.

Please make plans to visit campus soon. We love showing off the many improvements and hearing about your changing lives and families. Stop by the new office or call me at (402) 375-7209 to catch up or schedule a campus tour.


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