June 2020

Three 2020 grads are Carleton’s first Paglia Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellows
The pilot program, funded by Cathy James Paglia ’74 and her husband Louis Paglia, will provide two-year R1 research opportunities for three Carleton College STEM graduates.

Gustavus alumni make $2.65 million gift to support the college's counseling center
Gustavus Adolphus College alumni Mark '83 and Terri DeGuisti Henneman '83 are establishing an endowment to support students' mental health needs.

Saint John’s graduate using social media to spread facts over fear
Kurt Schwieters, a 1988 Saint John’s University graduate, started Facebook group dedicated to providing factual information as society deals with COVID-19 pandemic.

Macalester College welcomes new president
On June 1, Dr. Suzanne Rivera became the 17th president of Macalester College, and the community shared well-wishes and hopes for her tenure. 

Saint Mary's receives $600,000 gift to assist development efforts
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has received an initial gift of $600,000 from the Anglican Parish of St. Paul to support new initiatives and additional staffing in its Advancement Office. 

Fulbright winner teaches inclusion to students here and abroad
Bethel University associate professor of education Katie Bonawitz received a Fulbright grant to teach at Tomsk State University, Russia, on the topic of inclusive comprehensive education for students with disabilities.

Augsburg canceled classes and suspended operations June 4–5 in memory of George Floyd
June 4 was a memorial service for George Floyd. Augsburg University created the space to mourn and come together as a community to build resolve for our future work.

Hamline established the George Floyd Endowed Scholarship
Hamline University has announced the creation of a George Floyd Endowed Scholarship, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous Hamline alumni family.