Alumni Association announces Homecoming 2021 events

MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State University Alumni Association is pleased to announce its Homecoming Week 2021 events Oct. 6-9.

“Homecoming is always a special time for the Alumni Association and not having an event last year will make this one even better,” said Janna McKechnie, director of alumni relations and annual giving. “Our traditional events are back this year, and we are honoring the Golden Awards, Academic Hall of Fame, and Athletic Hall of Fame winners from both 2020 and 2021. We hope to see many alumni, family, and friends back for this exciting week.”

Homecoming 2021 will kick off with the President’s Club Luncheon, honoring MSU donors who have giving $1,000 or more to the University over the past year, on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon. Due to a large class of President’s Club members, the event will take place in the MSU Dome. MSU will also host its annual Community Block Party Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. on the Old Main lawn.

The Golden Awards dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Student Center Conference Center Thursday, Oct. 7. The 2020 award winners are Chuck Barney, Josh Duhamel, Terry (Ferebee) Eckmann ’81/’82, and John Schwan ’82, with Joseph Brewer ‘04 named the Young Alumni Award Achievement Award winner. The 2021 award winners include Les Anderson ’68, Michael LeBeau ’95, Kevin Neuharth ’74, and Arnold Strebe ’86, with Evan Meiers ’10 winning the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Friday, Oct. 8 features the Beaver Booster Luncheon at the Minot State Dome (12 p.m.), Academic Hall of Fame at the Student Center Conference Center (3 p.m.), Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at the Clarion Hotel (5 p.m.), Alumni & Friends Homecoming social at The Original (7 p.m.), and Minot State women’s soccer against Northern State at Herb Parker Stadium (7 p.m.).

The week will conclude with Minot State’s annual parade from downtown to Beaver Boulevard starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. Tailgating on Beaver Boulevard will follow the parade. Minot State football will finish off the day with a clash with Minnesota State-Moorhead at Herb Parker Stadium at 2 p.m.

The week will also feature reunion socials for all 1970s grads, Sigma Tau Gamma, and the 1970 MSU football team.

For more information on Homecoming Week 2021, visit

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Published: 09/03/21   

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