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Alumni and Donors

33rd annual Gala and Auction

A perennial favorite for decades, the 33rd annual Gala Dinner and Auction at The Grand was a great night for the MSU alumni association.

"The Gala is always one of our most fun nights of the year. We are grateful for the incredibly generous donations and community support," said Janna McKechnie, director of alumni relations and annual giving. "Because of community support, the Alumni Association can continue to provide scholarships to talented Minot State University students."

The event's net proceeds fund scholarships and programs sponsored by the Alumni Association. Over 33 years, the group has raised close to $1 million through its Galas. For the previous academic year, the Alumni Association awarded 21 scholarships.

Successful bidders in the silent auction won a granite M-Beaver table top, gourmet dinner from Gourmet Chef, a Night at the Oak Park Theater and dinner with MSU President, Steve Shirley and his wife Jennifer. Other items included McFarland items, MSU clothing, yard dice and hotel stays.