Be Huskies proud. Be part of #OurSCSU.
SCSU alumni, staff, students and friends are bold thinkers, influencers, change makers, and leaders in the region, around the country and the globe. We are Huskies proud to be part of your journey in life and through your career success.
#OurSCSU is a symbol of the strength of our community and a new platform to share life’s milestones, professional advancements, and impact. Whether you are making a difference in your community, advancing your profession, or shaping the lives of those around you — we want to hear from you.
Through your stories, we invite you to join us in celebrating the diversity and strength of our SCSU.
In 2002, Marit Ortega was looking to take a break from school. She had just earned her degree in biology from St. Cloud State University and moved from part-time to full-time work at the Tri-County Humane Society to gain some more experience before attending veterinary school.
Twenty-two years later, she’s now the executive director.
For Dr. Christopher Lehman, to teach and research history is to find the humanity in generations past.
Art in some form or another has always been central in Mary Bruno’s life.
As a child she helped her father wash screens from his silk screen printing classes and visited his classrooms. When her dad started acquiring more letterpress equipment and built a studio onto their family’s one-car garage, Bruno could usually be found in that same studio with her dad, and would one day make it her own.
Courage is a characteristic that speaks through actions.
Sakina, a 2021 graduate of St. Cloud State University, has displayed it throughout her entire life. It took courage to attend university in her home country of Afghanistan, a path often not supported for women.
Jim Eisenreich went decades without answers for why he felt the way he did. Why did he make noises or movements he didn’t want to make, drawing attention to himself that he didn’t want? Why did the symptoms only get worse the more he tried to control them?
What started as a part-time job in high school became a lifelong passion for Kelsey Bean.
Owner of The Chocolate Ox, a candy and ice cream shop with two locations in Nisswa, Bean was first hired to work summers and weekends at the store when she was 15 years old. She never stopped.
Dick Bremer didn’t grow up dreaming about becoming a sports broadcaster someday.
But that dream came true anyway.
Investing in the community leads to a brighter future for everyone.
That’s what Clare and Brandon Richards hope to achieve through their startup Impacks, a tech-powered company that simplifies back-to-school shopping by partnering with schools across the nation to give parents a streamlined way to buy school supplies online.
For the last few centuries, humans have been too much of a driving force behind climate change, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels.
SCSU alumna Dr. Tashiana Osborne is working to change that.
While he may have reached viral stardom over the summer for his Keurig impression, Devon Bowker is much more interested in science and nature.
Comedian and St. Cloud State University alumnus C Willi Myles returned to his alma mater April 5 to perform for the community in Ritsche Auditorium. Hundreds from campus as well as St. Cloud attended the performance.
The Dowd’s Crowd sensory kits, buffer the sights and sounds of a packed hockey arena for kids who are sensory sensitive. Families are now able to enjoy the thrill of attending a hockey game together.
Something incredible is happening at Annandale Art & Textile Center, as Diane Nelson teaches weaving at the Center and supervises the Heart of the Lakes Weavers — a vocational weaving program for people with social or developmental disabilities and alternate learning styles.
Leah Neidecker, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Ecology in 2013, is a program manager in aortic medical science with Medtronic. She collaborates with key opinion leaders in the vascular and cardiothoracic surgery specialties to deliver the most relevant, accurate and data-driven training to health care professionals.
At St. Cloud State University, we are excited about our future.
As the world is changing and the challenges of higher education continue, we are taking bold steps, using It’s Time - our strategic framework for a bright future. We are innovating and investing in areas of growth to meet the workforce needs of the region and the state, and to provide a strong portfolio of learning options for current and future Huskies.
Our impact is demonstrated through the success of our more than 131,000 alumni around the state, the country and the globe. Join us in our excitement for the future of SCSU. Your support can have a powerful impact, whether sharing your story, showing Huskies pride, attending campus traditions and events, or giving of your time or other means.
When you give to the Husky Impact Fund, you make the greatest impact by supporting our strategic priorities and addressing emerging needs — from removing barriers to education and student success, to innovation and academic success, dynamic living and learning spaces, a vibrant campus life and athletics, and beyond!
Provides scholarships and financial aid along with crucial support structures and interventions to ensure student success.
Fosters innovation across campus to enhance research and hands-on learning for our students.
Investment on campus to develop dynamic spaces that foster learning and community engagement.
Support campus traditions and student experiences with robust programming that builds strong community bonds.
Through It’s Time we are investing in a portfolio of offerings that are focused on workforce needs and student demands. We are supporting faculty who bring students into the research process with projects that benefit industry partners, service providers, and the lives of individuals and families in the region and beyond. Students are our focus as we find ways to welcome them to SCSU and provide valuable experiences in state-of-the-art facilities and learning environments.
This is your opportunity to share in the positive momentum of the University.
Your knowledge, experience and expertise can help students thrive. From supporting them as they decide to come to SCSU to mentoring them as they navigate their next career step.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and research from the University, connect with local alumni and attend events, workshops and seminars.