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Wayne State College eNewsletter for alumni and friends | Fall 2013

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Alumni Service Award Presented During Homecoming
Wayne State College celebrated Homecoming weekend on campus, Sept. 26-29, which provided the college and the Wayne State Foundation with the opportunity to honor graduates for their accomplishments and support of the college. The 2013 Alumni Service Award was presented to Charles Sass ('61) at the Homecoming/Hall of Fame Banquet on Sept. 28. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the college through dedicated service, promotion and financial support.
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Wayne State Honors Outstanding Alumni During Homecoming
Wayne State’s Homecoming celebration provided the college and the Wayne State Foundation with the opportunity to honor outstanding alumni from each of the college's four schools at a banquet on Sept. 27. Honorees included Jeffrey Child ’02, Greg Adams ’74, MSE ’75, Duane Polodna ’80 and Wayne Mollhoff ’74.
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Hall of Fame Members Inducted During Homecoming
Wayne State College and the Wayne State Foundation honored athletic Hall of Fame Inductees at a banquet Sept. 28 during Homecoming. Honorees included Tanna (Walford) Albin ’07, Cindy (Stella '82) and Steve Zelinsky '82, Ryun Williams, the 2006 Men’s Track and Field Team, and Roland Lentz ’56.
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USS Constitution Museum Honors Dr. Don Hickey for Artful Scholarship
The USS Constitution Museum held its annual Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 17 in Boston, Mass. During the dinner, the Museum recognized several individuals who display characteristics the USS Constitution has come to represent: dedication to community, commitment to purpose, and excellence in all endeavors. Dr. Don Hickey, historian, author and professor at Wayne State College, received the Samuel Eliot Morison Award. This award, named in honor of the renowned maritime historian, is given for artful scholarship and desire to preserve our past for future generations.
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Wayne State Makes Big Jump in Annual College Rankings
Wayne State College is the only public college or university in Nebraska to receive recognition in this year’s U.S. News and World Report annual college guide, the Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings, and Colleges of Distinction. This is the second consecutive year the college has achieved these honors.
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Construction Projects Update
For the first time since 1988, there is not a construction trailer on the Wayne State College campus. But that does not mean progress has ceased. Rather, the college has wrapped up several extensive projects and momentarily catching its breath before embarking on the next phase of dramatic improvements to the campus experience.
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Refer a Student to Wayne State College
Greetings from the Admissions office! Chances are you know a high school student who may be in the process of his or her college search right now. We want you to know we are here to help! Maybe it's your child, grandchild, or even a family friend. Connect them with us and encourage them to experience our campus soon. We know it's the absolute best way to get a true feel for life at WSC.
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WSC Yearbook Returns!
The new and improved Wayne State College yearbook is back! After a 43-year absence, the yearbook, now known as The Paw, is under the direction of WSC student and editor-in-chief Michael Reed.
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Deb Lundahl, Director of Development and Alumni RelationsMessage from Deb Lundahl,
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
As most of you know by now, the city of Wayne had a very sobering event when an EF-4 tornado with winds up to 170 miles per hour roared through the southeast corner of town, injuring people and destroying businesses and homes. The campus has rallied around the town with students, faculty and staff volunteering to pick up debris, answer phones, serve food, babysit, and assist with fundraisers and anything else that was needed.  Full Story

Harris Directory
Wayne State Foundation has entered into a partnership with Harris Connect to produce a 2014 Wayne State College Alumni Today publication.

Our ongoing partnership with Harris Connect resulted in previous, popular editions. The 2014 edition is expected to include listing/profiles of over 24,000 alums in a class year/biographical section as well as a geographical section denoting in which states, cities, and towns our alums reside, and an alphabetical index of all of our alumni.

 

For the first time, we are also including alumni photos and stories – be sure to participate to let your fellow classmates know what you are doing these days!

 

You may receive a phone call or postcard in the mail or even an email from Harris Connect asking you to verify your information for listing in the directory. These updates are also very valuable to Wayne State Foundation!  Learn More

 

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Alumni Notes

BabyCatch up on news about your classmates, including births, marriages, achievements, new jobs and promotions. Read More

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Reunions & Events

WSC Madrigal Singers
Dec. 6 & 7, 2013

Presidents Holiday Gala
Dec. 8, 2013

Commencement
Dec. 13, 2013

Tucson Alumni Reunion
Jan. 18, 2014

Sun City Alumni Reunion
Jan. 19, 2014

Black & Gold: Montana Repertory Theatre Company Performs The Miracle Worker
Feb. 13, 2014

Music Alumni Reunion
Feb. 22, 2014
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Northern California Reunion
Mar. 20, 2014

Oklahoma City Alumni Reunion
May 1, 2014

Spring Commencement
May 10, 2014

Catbacker Golf
Jun. 6, 2014

Kansas City Alumni Reunion
Jun. 12, 2014

Chicken Days
Jul. 11-12, 2014

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