Alumni Celebration

Medical School Alumni Celebration & Reunions, October 7-8, 2022

Join Us for Alumni Celebration October 7-8, 2022!

All Medical School alumni from the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses are invited back to campus to share in the festivities with faculty, fellow alumni and current students. 

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS


Events will be held in person, provided it is safe to do so. Plans will move forward as though the event will be held in person, but an announcement will be made via email if it becomes necessary to shift to a virtual platform. Make sure you don't miss any announcements; update your contact information today!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for all Alumni Celebration and Reunion activities!  All Medical School alumni from both the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses are welcome to attend and bring a guest. Registration is required, especially for the reunion gatherings for which we need to pre-order meals. Click the button below to complete your registration today. You can also register by phone between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 612-624-2345. 

REGISTER NOW! 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 

Attending your reunion? Come back to this website and check your class tab below to see which of your classmates will be attending your reunion.

  • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
  • DETAILED SCHEDULE
  • HOTELS
  • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

    SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

    Schedule is subject to change.  NOTE: MD reunion committees are planning additional activities for their class.  Check your class tab below for events and schedule.

     

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

    Check-In, Breakfast, Tours and Exhibit Hall
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) 7-150

    Innovations in Medical Education: Student Perspectives and Beyond
    Dr. Mark Rosenberg and Student Panel
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | HSEC 7-150

    Alumni Panel: How a Single Patient Can Change a Physician's Perspective
    Moderated by Mohamed Abdi, MD '14, Medical School Alumni Board President
    Alumni panelists to be announced
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. | HSEC 7-150

    Scholarship Connection: Celebrating Alumni Generosity
    Lunch hosted by the University of Minnesota Foundation
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Riverview Gallery, Weisman Art Museum

    MedX Alumni Talks
    Alumni presenters to be announced
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | HSEC 7-150

    Alumni Town Hall
    Medical School Dean Dr. Jakub Tolar and Interim Regional Dean of the Medical School, Duluth Campus, Dr. Kevin Diebel
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | HSEC 7-150

    MD Class Reunion Dinners - Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972
    5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Graduate Hotel

     

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

    Fraternity Open Houses
    Nu Sigma Nu, Phi Chi, Phi Rho
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Our Future with COVID: A Fireside Chat
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Summit Room, Graduate Hotel

    MD Class Reunion Luncheons - Classes of 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Graduate Hotel

    MD Class Reunion Dinners - Classes of 1982, 1987, 1997, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2017
    5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Graduate Hotel

  • DETAILED SCHEDULE

    DETAILED SCHEDULE

    Schedule is subject to change.  NOTE: MD reunion committees are planning additional activities for their class.  Check your class tab below for events and schedule.

     

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

    Check-In, Breakfast, Tours and Exhibit Hall
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
    Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) 7-150

    Join fellow alumni for breakfast and a chance to reconnect, tour the new Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) and explore exhibits from programs and centers across the Medical School, including the Center for Women in Medicine, Medical School Career Development, the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center and more.


    Innovations in Medical Education: Student Perspectives and Beyond
    Dr. Mark Rosenberg and Student Panel
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | HSEC 7-150

    The Medical School’s groundbreaking curriculum is integrated, innovative and individualized. In this session, you will gain an insider’s view into the way our students are learning. Hear from Dr. Mark Rosenberg and a diverse panel of current Medical School students. Attend this session to learn more about Cycle 2023 changes and the new curriculum, including the Minnesota Health Pathways.


    Alumni Panel: How a Single Patient Can Change a Physician's Perspective
    Moderated by Mohamed Abdi, MD '14, Medical School Alumni Board President
    Alumni panelists to be announced
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. | HSEC 7-150

    A diverse panel of alumni will share about the most influential patient they have cared for. They will share how their time at the Medical School prepared them for that experience and how that single patient impacted their perspective on healthcare and the field of medicine, ultimately shaping their career for the years to come.


    Scholarship Connection: Celebrating Alumni Generosity
    Lunch hosted by the University of Minnesota Foundation
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Riverview Gallery, Weisman Art Museum

    Join us for a luncheon with current scholarship recipients and alumni from across the decades. Hear about medical education today from students who will soon be on the front lines of healthcare and celebrate the impact of alumni and donors who are investing in these future physicians. Shuttle service provided or enjoy a walk through campus!


    MedX Alumni Talks
    Alumni presenters to be announced
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | HSEC 7-150

    Our MedX series returns! Three alumni speakers will highlight their fascinating experiences in healthcare. Topics may include groundbreaking medical research, impactful service projects, innovative medical business practices, or approaches to fostering diversity in the workplace or community served.


    Alumni Town Hall
    Medical School Dean Dr. Jakub Tolar and Interim Regional Dean of the Medical School, Duluth Campus, Dr. Kevin Diebel
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | HSEC 7-150

    Join us for a town hall discussion with Medical School Dean Dr. Jakub Tolar and Interim Regional Dean of the Medical School, Duluth Campus, Dr. Kevin Diebel. They’ll highlight the Medical School’s points of pride, including five decades and counting of excellence in medical education on the Duluth C Campus, the continued commitment to educational success across the Medical School, and the groundbreaking research taking place here. Alumni will be invited to ask questions for further insight.


    MD Class Reunion Dinners - Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972
    5:30 - 9:30 p.m.  | Graduate Hotel

     

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

    Fraternity Open Houses
    Nu Sigma Nu, Phi Chi, Phi Rho
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Socialize with current student members and tour the homes of three Medical School fraternities.


    Our Future with COVID: A Fireside Chat
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Summit Room, Graduate Hotel

    Join Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy director Dr. Michael Osterholm for a fireside chat-style discussion on the transition of COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic status and what we might expect for the future. Alumni will be invited to ask questions and join the discussion.


    MD Class Reunion Luncheons - Classes of 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Graduate Hotel


    MD Class Reunion Dinners - Classes of 1982, 1987, 1997, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2017
    5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Graduate Hotel

  • HOTELS

    HOTELS

    Below are the hotels that are closest to the U of M East Bank campus, where the Alumni Celebration & Reunion activities will take place. See map below.

     

    GRADUATE MINNEAPOLIS

    615 Washington Avenue SE
    Minneapolis MN 55414
    RESERVATIONS
    612-379-8888

    Note: UMAA members can save 20% off regular room rates.  See the UMAA Member Graduate Hotel Benefit page for details and instructions. The reunions will be taking place at the Graduate Hotel, which is also the hotel closest to where many of the Alumni Celebration activities are taking place.

     

    HILTON GARDEN INN MINNEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY AREA

    511 SE Huron Blvd
    Minneapolis MN 55414
    RESERVATIONS
    612-504-3000

    Note: UMAA members can book at reduced room rates through the UMAA Member Deals travel program.  

     

    HAMPTON INN & SUITES MINNEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY AREA

    2812 University Ave SE
    Minneapolis MN 55414
    RESERVATIONS
    612-504-3000

    Note: While this hotel is a little farther off campus, it is located a short distance from the Metro Transit Prospect Park light rail station. The westbound train will take you to the East Bank station, which is one-half block from the Health Sciences Education Center and the Graduate Hotel.

     

    DAYS HOTEL BY WYNDHAM UNIVERSITY AVE SE

    2407 University Ave SE
    Minneapolis MN 55414
    RESERVATIONS
    612-504-3000

    Note: Often the most economical choice on the list.  It is located a short distance from the Metro Transit Stadium Village light rail station. The westbound train will take you to the East Bank station, which is one-half block from the Health Sciences Education Center and the Graduate Hotel.

     

     Map showing location of hotels and light rail stops in relation to the Health Sciences Education Center

MD CLASS REUNIONS

Click your class's tab below for the date and time of your reunion.  Some classes have opted to organize in-person events in addition to those planned by the Medical School Alumni Relations team; schedule and further details can be found on your class's tab.

  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1972
  • 1982
  • 1987
  • 1997
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2017
  • REUNION ATTENDEES

    Click your class's tab to see a list of those who have registered for the class reunion. These lists are updated once a day.  Registrations listed are those received as of Friday, September 30, 7:30 a.m.

     
    REUNION EVENTS

    Reunion luncheons and dinners include a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, dinner with salad and chef-prepared meal, assorted desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available for purchase of beer, wine, and mixed drinks.  Chef-prepared meal choices include:

    - Cabernet Braised Beef Short Rib with mushroom and potato pave, seasonal vegetable, braising jus, charred scallions

    - Herb and Lemon Chicken Breast with fingerling potato, asparagus, green olive, preserved lemon and red & yellow pepper purees

    - Butternut Squash Tortellacci with root vegetables, toasted hazelnuts, amaretti crumbs, parmesan sage cream

     
    REUNION ATTIRE

    You may be wondering, "What should I wear to my reunion?" Reunions are definitely not formal affairs, but you may want to dress perhaps a little nicer than business casual. Class photos will be taken, so you'll want to look your best, but you should also be comfortable. 

     

     
  • 1960

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    James Allen
    Richard Anderson
    William Christian
    Robert Diamond
    Vincent Hunt
    Robert Kalina
    Michael Koch
    James Marquardt
    Robert Morse
    John Ochsner
    Barbara Olson

     

    *updated daily

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    60th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1960questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Richard Anderson
    Barbara Ford Olson

  • 1961

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Thomas Birkey
    Rob Bundt
    William Conrad
    Paul Lunseth
    Robert Olson
    Karen Olness Torjesen
    Joseph Westermeyer

     

    *updated daily

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    60th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1961questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Tom Birkey
    Karen Olness

  • 1962

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Quentin Anderson
    Stanley Antolak
    Bruce Bayley
    Thomas Crowley
    Leon Hoyer
    Peter Koontz
    Doug Mair
    Lawrence Schut
    Peter Ullrich
    Robert Wason
    Robert Wengler
    Richard Willson

     

    *updated daily

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    Informal Dinner
    Beacon Public House Private Dining Room, Graduate Hotel
    NOTE: Food and beverages for this event will be paid by the individual at the venue.

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    60th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1962questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Thomas Crowley
    Leon Hoyer
    Larry Schut
    Peter Ullrich
    Richard Willson

     
  • 1965

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    James Halverson
    Arne Lagus
    Robert Nelson
    John Soucheray
    Gilbert Westereich
    Paul Wicklund
    Jon Wogensen
    Freeman Wong
    James Zavoral
    James Zeese

     

    *updated daily

     

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    55th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:30 a.m.
    Our Future with COVID: A Fireside Chat
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    Summit Room, Graduate Hotel
    (This event was organized by the Class of 1965 reunion committee and will take place during the reunion luncheon).

    Additional activites are being considered. 

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Arne Lagus
    Paul Wicklund
    Daryl Williamson
    Freeman Wong
    James Zeese
    James Zavoral

  • 1966

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Nancy Beecher
    Paul Carlson
    Robert Christensen
    Charles Kampen
    Robert McKenna
    Kathleen Simo
    Judith Smith
    Louise Town
    David Trudeau
    David Weston
    Richard Wicklund

     

    *updated daily

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    55th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1966questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Robert McKenna
    David Weston
    Richard Wicklund

  • 1967

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 11 am-3 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Joseph Gutenkauf
    Charles Patterson
    Victor Tschida

     

    *updated daily

     

    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    Informal Social Gathering
    Location TBD
    NOTE: Food and beverages for this event will be paid by the individual at the venue.

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m.
    55th Reunion Luncheon
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1967questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    John Greden
    Robert Maisel
    Charles Patterson
    Victor Tschida

  • 1970

    Class Reunion: Friday, October 7, 5:30-9:30 pm 

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Lowell Becker
    Jon Carlson
    Jay Coonan
    Jon Derksen
    Jim Ehlen 
    Dan Frenning
    Stephen Henry
    Richard Ivance
    Ernest Lampe
    G Patrick Lilja
    Robert Lund
    Kent Molde
    Jay Noren
    Eugene Ollila
    William Reid
    Nicholas Reuter
    Paul Sanders
    Barbara Schneidman
    William Shimp
    James Struve
    Paul Wicklund

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Thursday, October 6 | 5:30 p.m.
    Happy Hour
    Surly Brewing Co.

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    50th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

    Saturday, October 8 | 1:00 p.m.
    Museum and Planetarium Tour
    Bell Museum of Natural History

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    Happy Hour and Dinner
    Jax Cafe, Minneapolis

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1970questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Jim Ehlen
    Dan Frenning
    Kent Molde
    Jay Noren
    Eugene Ollila
    Bill Reid
    Barbara Schneidman

  • 1971

    Class Reunion: Friday, October 7, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Daniel Bibelheimer
    James Buhr
    Sally Ehlers
    Jeffrey Felt
    Lawrence Hergott
    Douglas Koehntop
    Gerald Larson
    Robert Lind
    Ted Luck
    Lawrence Nelsen
    William Rom
    Philip Schiller
    Robert Schubert

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    50th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel

    Saturday, October 8 | 11:30 a.m. departure
    Riverboat Luncheon Cruise
    Stillwater MN
    Purchase tickets at stillwaterriverboats.com or 651-430-1234.
    Please identify yourself as a Medical School Class of 1971 graduate so the cruise company can reserve tables for us.

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1971questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    James Buhr
    Gerald Larson
    Tedford Luck
    William Rom
    Phil Schiller
    Ray Wood

  • 1972

    Class Reunion: Friday, October 7, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Jan Adams
    Richard Carlson
    Douglas Drake
    John Erickson
    Kurt Fox
    Bob Hartshorn
    Richard Helvig
    Jonathan Jensen
    Gene Kallsen
    Sami Karayusuf
    Thomas Kiefer
    Martin Lipschultz
    Robert Miller
    Paul Schanfield
    Daniel Strum
    Paul Tani
    Michael Wilcox
    Barry Wolstan

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    50th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel

    Saturday, October 8 | Time TBD
    Additional activities are being considered.

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Bob Hartshorn
    Gene Kallsen
    Mike Musty
    Paul Schanfield

     

  • 1982

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Jospeh Fahey
    Jeffrey Gilbertson
    Alan Glass
    Bruce Hermansen
    Peter Janes
    Gregory Johnson
    Therese Kitt
    Jeffrey Manlove
    Stephen Manlove
    Cameron Mcconnell
    William Meller
    Mary Neumann
    James Pfaff
    Kenneth Rholl
    Edward Sako
    Anthony Smith
    Marie Steiner
    Scott Thomas

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
    Informal Social Gathering
    Surly Brewing Co.
    NOTE: Food and beverages for this event will be paid by the individual at the venue.

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    40th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE

    Complete your class questionnaire at z.umn.edu/md1982questionnaire to share your news and updates with your classmates!

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE

    Robert Gauthier
    Alan Glass

  • 1987

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Bryan Bergh
    June LaValleur

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    35th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Leslee Jaeger
    Nick Schneeman
    June LaValleur

  • 1997

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Liane Bromer
    Kirsten Erickson Wilson
    Jennifer Hartman
    Amy Meath
    John Mullon
    Joanna Perkins
    Patience Reich
    Anne Skemp
    Brian Smoley
    Melissa Weis
    Mark Westholder


     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Friday, October 7 | 5 p.m.
    Informal Happy Hour/Dinner
    Depart from Graduate Hotel
    NOTE: Food and beverages for this event will be paid by the individual at the venue.

    Saturday, October 8 | 7:30 a.m.
    Sunrise Walk
    Depart from Graduate Hotel

    Saturday, October 8 | noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Mississippi River Sightseeing Cruise
    Mississippi Queen riverboat
    Purchase tickets ahead of time to guarantee your space on the boat!

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    25th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Julia (Serov) Hoffman
    Patience (Agborbesong) Reich

  • 2011

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    Jo Barta
    Carolyn Bramante
    Suzanne Garber
    Kusuma Nio
    Erik Scharrer
    Wade Swenson

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    10th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Jo Barta
    Joy Hasseler
    Eddie Mairura

     

  • 2012

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    William Amundson
    Katie Black
    Sean Ewen
    Laura Melcher
    Rachel Rodel

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    10th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Katie (Ward) Black
    Rachel Rodel

  • 2017

    Class Reunion: Saturday, October 8, 5:30-9:30 pm

    REUNION ATTENDEES*

    No one from your class has registered yet!

     

    *updated daily

     
    CLASS ACTIVITIES

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
    5th Reunion Dinner
    Graduate Hotel 

    Additional activities are being considered.

     

    REUNION COMMITTEE:

    Tom Briese
    Erica Levine
    Aatif Mansoor
    Alex Schwegman