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The University of Minnesota Duluth

BRIDGE - Fall 2008, Volume 26, #1

50th Reunion 1958

The 50th Reunion for the class of ’58 was held on UMD’s 2008 homecoming weekend. Football, hockey and music were the backdrop for the gathering of these enthusiastic UMD
supporters. The three days of events included dinner at the Tweed Museum of Art, a
reception and dinner at the Kitchi Gammi Club, a concert in the Weber Music Hall, a
pre-game brunch in the new Malosky Stadium Bulldog Club Lounge followed by a football game, a Homecoming Party at the DECC curling club, and a women’s hockey game. A good time was had by all.

Alden 59 and Sharon 58 Lindgren. Roger West ’58. Albert ’58 and Helen Santa.
John Andrew ’58 and Tom Andrew ’67. Jack Glendenning ’58 and Tom Jordan ’58.
A group gathers at the Kitchi Gammi Club: Mary Dodge ’59, Carol Bergum ’58, Carol Kelley ’58, Maureen Mosack ’58, Liz Krezowski ’57, and Beth Brown ’79.


Alumni Association Scholarship Awarded

Duluth native, Wayne Gatlin III, son of UMD alumni, Tamara’83, ’84 and Wayne Gatlin, Jr. ’83 is the recipient of the first UMD Alumni Association Scholarship. Wayne is a junior biology/pre-veterinary student in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. He serves as the vice president for Vineyard Campus Ministries and president of the UMD Pre-Veterinary Club. He tutors chemistry students in the UMD Tutoring Center. In addition, Wayne serves as coach and mentor for the Spirit Mountain Freestyle Ski Team, and was previously named team captain and awarded the team’s Leadership Award.

The new UMD Alumni Association Scholarship is the first scholarship designed to exclusively benefit the children and grandchildren of UMD alumni. It recognizes student activities in leadership and community service. It is intended to provide the selected UMD sophomores, juniors or seniors outreach opportunities plus financial support. Recipients will become members of the UMD Alumni Board and will have networking opportunities with alumni, faculty and administration. They will be invited to chair committees and participate in alumni activities.

In 2006, UMD alumnus Allen C. Willman ’50, ’72, ’73, a retired teacher and administrator in area schools, proposed the alumni scholarship. The Board embraced his idea with enthusiasm. “This scholarship provides an opportunity to give back to our university,” said Willman. “All of us are in a better place because of UMD.”

The new UMD Alumni Association Scholarship’s award payout will be matched by UMD’s Reaching Higher Scholarship Initiative. To help support students of UMD alumni, contact Patty DeLano at 218-726-8829, 866-726-7164, email or visit the website:

Above top: Allen C. Willman, past Alumni Association President, presented the award to Wayne Gatlin III at the UMD Student Awards ceremony in April. Above: Wayne’s parents, both UMD alumni, Tamara and Wayne Gatlin, Jr. congratulate their son.


Miss Minnesota

Angela McDermott ’07 was crowned ‘Miss Minnesota’ in June 2008. She will now compete in the Miss America competition in January to represent Minnesota.



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