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Alpha Nus-letter
This is the post 55th Anniversary reunion edition of the Alpha Nus. Enjoy! The reunion and in particular the lively “snaps” discussions at our Saturday  annual meeting has resulted in two wonderful volunteer  initiatives led by Denny Johnson and Al Fahden working together with each other and the active chapter in a coordinate manner.

Denny Johnson agreed to put forward an Alpha Nu Omega mentoring program. See below and please sign up on our Google form. We need you. Many thanks to Denny for his volunteerism and commitment to our active chapter and Alumni Association.

Al Fahden is working on the development of a professional quality marketing plan to assist the active chapter’s recruiting of high quality new members.  We have several advantages over the national fraternities on campus. Our scholarship program, our lifetime based alumni association, substantially lower dues structure and dues staying with the active chapter are among the advantages that can be marketed. Now we have a mentoring program that is also very marketable. Al is identifying other tools and means of marketing and branding. Al will work in a coordinate manner with Denny, the active chapter, the fraternity adviser and our board to implement the plan. Thank You Al for this huge contribution to our future.
 
Also in this issue our active chapter president Ahmed Almansoon has provided us with a brief biography of our new pledges.  

Thanks everybody
Mike Dean
 

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New Pledges

"Yvan Nguetio is a sophomore, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  He is from Cameron and his first language is French.  He describes himself as a funny, open minded, and optimistic guy.  In his free time he likes to play soccer, or if it's cold outside then he prefers to socialize with his friends.  His best moment so far as a new Alpha Nu Omega pledge, is that he loves being around his brothers and making strong friendships."

-Ahmed Almansoori
 

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55th Anniversary Reunion

Friends, family, and brothers – 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 chapter’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 (‘01) believed that a good time was had by all and commented that “ANO reunions create an opportunity to renew old friendships and create new ones. It’s wonderful to watch the University we all remember so fondly continue to evolve. I’m always left looking forward to the next one!”

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.

“The Alpha Nu Omega event,” said ANO Brother Allen Fahden (‘68), “was 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!”

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
More reunion photos here --> ANO Reunion Photos

 



 

ANO Mentoring Program

Alpha Brothers,
With 55 years of existence and nearly 400 Alpha alumni we have a tremendous opportunity to leverage our knowledge and professional experience to support young alumni and the active chapter.  By making ourselves available to assist an Alpha in career decisions or suggest coursework we can distinguish our fraternity from others on campus.  With a short conversation we can pass on valuable information and guidance to a brother, based on our professional experiences.  In most cases the involvement would be a one time contact; this is NOT intended to be a longer term mentoring program. I'm asking you to volunteer to support this effort by responding with your professional experience you would be willing to share:

Sign up here --> Mentoring Survey
Thanks,
Denny Johnson


UMD Alumni Association News

 
UMD Football get Closer and Closer to National Championship
As winter is gearing up, so is the UMD Men's Football team! Excitement is building as the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals Playoffs in Mankato, Minnesota this Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

 
UMD Networking Night 2014 was a huge success for the Alumni office! On November 19, 2014 over 200 UMD students, and professionals gathered to connect and enjoy downtown Duluth at night. 

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