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University of Minnesota, Morris to welcome West Central School of Agriculture alumni on July 21

Posted by Miles Taylor '13 on Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2012


On Saturday, July 21 the University of Minnesota, Morris will host the West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA) All-School Reunion. WCSA alumni will get the chance to reconnect with classmates and share a day of reminiscing. The All-School Reunion is an annual event, bringing alumni from West-Central classes of years past.

Registration and Brunch begin the day at the Student Center. After a hearty meal WCSA alumni have an opportunity to tour the campus and alumni garden before a bus tour of the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Later in the day the annual meeting will start in the Edson Auditorium and will be followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. in Oyate Hall of the Student Center.

This year the class of 1962 will be having its 50th reunion classes 1942, ‘47, and ’57 will be enjoying their 70th, 65th, and 55th reunions, respectively, as well. 1960’s graduating class will be hosting a 70th birthday party. Individual rooms are set aside for each class to gather and visit. The All-School reunions are almost as old as West Central itself they have been a tradition even after the school transitioned to the liberal arts college it is today. Tradition runs deep and relationships among ‘Aggies’ even more so.

Students of the Ag School are close, “We lived together, learned together, played together, and, yes, even fought at times” says WCSA Alumni association president Ted Storck ’54. Classes started at 8 a.m. and ended at 4:15 p.m., just enough time to study and (occasionally) get into trouble with the dorm proctors. Ted encourages alumni to stop by the reunion to visit with friends and classmates.

View photos from last year’s summer reunion can be found.

The Day’s Events – July 21, 2012

10 a.m. – Registration begins in Student Center
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Brunch in Oyate Hall of the Student Center
1 p.m. – First bus tour of West Central Research and Outreach Center
2:30 p.m. – Second bus tour of West Central Research and Outreach Center
4 p.m. – Annual meeting and program in Edson Auditorium
5 p.m. –Dinner Buffet in Oyate Hall of the Student Center

For more information, contact Carla Riley at 320-589-6394