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Wayne State College eNewsletter for alumni and friends | Spring 2011

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Curt Frye Named Wayne State College President

Curt Frye Named Wayne State College President
Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan Carpenter announced Thursday, June 2, that the NSCS Board of Trustees has appointed Curt Frye the 12th president of Wayne State College.
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Dr. Brad Bigelow Receives Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Brad Bigelow Receives Alumni Achievement Award
Dr. Brad Bigelow earned his bachelor of arts in education in 1957. While at WSC, he was active in theatre, lettered in tennis, and as a senior served as editor of the Spizz and the Goldenrod. He went on to earn his master's in education/clinical psychology in 1958 and doctorate in 1964, both from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Full Story

Dr. Andrew Alexander Receives State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Andrew Alexander Receives State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Andrew Alexander, Wayne State professor of British literature and philosophy, was presented with the State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award at the college's baccalaureate ceremony May 7. This prestigious honor is awarded on the basis of rigorous standards that require a superior level of effective teaching.
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Campus News

College Honors Four Retiring Faculty Members
Wayne State recognized four faculty members retiring at the conclusion of this academic year at the May 7 graduation ceremony. Dr. Jean Blomenkamp, professor of education, Dr. Jack Imdieke, professor of business, Dr. Jean Karlen, professor of sociology, and Ms. Janet Schmitz, associate professor of French, have a combined total of 128 years of teaching at Wayne State.  Full Story


Wayne State Receives National Recognition for Service-Learning Initiatives
Wayne State is pleased to announce that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored the college for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Wayne State was admitted to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
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Restoring the Willow Bowl
If we can secure the funds needed to reconstruct the Willow Bowl soon, the work can begin in July 2011 and be completed by April 2012, just in time for spring commencement.  More Info


Deb Lundahl, Director of Development and Alumni RelationsMessage from Deb Lundahl,
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
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.  Full Story

Photo Galleries

Scenes from graduation and other spring campus events
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Alumni Notes

BabyCatch up on news about your classmates, including births, marriages, achievements, new jobs and promotions. Reunions and several golf outings are also featured in the notes.  Read More

Wayne State Alumni Trip to Vietnam, Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, 2011

A Wayne State Alumni trip to Vietnam has been organized for 2011. The trip begins in Hanoi in the northern part of the country and ends in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the southern part.

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WSC Centennial Book
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Reunions & Events

Omaha Golf
July 16, 2011

Dakota Dunes Golf
Aug. 22, 2011

Scholarship Luncheon
Oct. 6, 2011

Inauguration of President Curt Frye
Oct. 6, 2011

WSC Homecoming
Oct. 7-8, 2011

WSC Alumni Baseball Game
Oct. 9, 2011

Vietnam Alumni and Friends Tour
Nov. 2-17, 2011

Dec. 16, 2011

Other Campus Headlines

Reflections from Class of 2011: April Wylie

Reflections from Class of 2011: Marshall Keough

Wayne State College Spring 2011 Graduation Ceremonies

Wayne State College Alumnus Reid Weber Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award

Michael Jacobsen '07 Selected for Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Event

Lois Brunnert '09 Among Nebraska Press Women Contest Winners


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