Alpha Nu Omega
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55th Anniversary Reunion
Friends, family, and brothers â€“ all together for an October weekend of reminiscing and enjoying UMD Homecoming spirit as the Alpha Nu Omega fraternity gathered together to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the chapterâ€™s founding. It was a great example of how a brotherhood and community of people can stay connected over their love and loyalty for UMD, regardless of how many years have passed. Jason Golde (â€˜01) believed that a good time was had by all and commented that â€œANO reunions create an opportunity to renew old friendships and create new ones. Itâ€™s wonderful to watch the University we all remember so fondly continue to evolve. Iâ€™m always left looking forward to the next one!â€
It all began with a campus tour of UMD, local brewery tours, and an evening dinner at Clyde Iron Works on Friday. Saturday morning, Alpha Nu Omega President, Mike Dean, conducted the annual meeting, followed by tailgating at Malosky Stadium, and cheering our Bulldogs on to football victory! It was a weekend to remember; some would say a walk through time.
At the banquet and dance at Spirit Mountain, a touching presentation was given by the Alpha Nu Omega secretary, Jim Klang, who recognized all of the original founders from 55 years ago. Five of the six remaining founders were present for the festivities and each had a special sparkle in their eye the whole night. To wrap up the evening, a dance and live music brought young and old to their feet amid many smiles.
â€œThe Alpha Nu Omega event,â€ said ANO Brother Allen Fahden (â€˜68), â€œwas a joyful reminder that it is possible to have a great experience in school, due to the remarkable people who made it that way. After 45 years the Alphas still demonstrated integrity, service and fun!â€
Not only were bonds strengthened, but progressive ideas were formed regarding a new mentoring program for current chapter members. Past brothers are looking to give back through offering up advice and guidance to aid in career exploration. The Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association also sponsors a scholarship available to active members.
Jim Klang's Montage --> Video
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