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UMMAA Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Posted by Jenna Ray on Friday, May. 2, 2014


The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Barbara Gunderson Stowe ’72 and Tim Goodmanson ’86 have received the 2014 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors alumni who make noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, or in service to the University of Minnesota.



Barbara Gunderson Stowe ’72
Stowe has spent 35 years in the field of advancement. As an independent consultant, she has worked with clients such as the Aga Khan University, the University of Brighton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation. Stowe previously spent 20 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ultimately serving as vice president for resource development. She has been a member of development teams at the Tufts Medical Center (formerly New England), the University of Minnesota, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Inc.

Stowe is also an advocate for the Morris campus. She has provided consultation regarding national and international funding opportunities, has acted as volunteer counsel to the chancellor and vice chancellor for external relations, and has established the Theodore S. and Tone H. Long Scholarship.

Stowe holds a bachelor of arts in American studies. She is affiliated with Management Sciences for Health, the World Peace Foundation, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Development Officers of Urban Universities.



Tim Goodmanson ’86
Goodmanson is a respected member of the New York City theatre community. He has been designing professionally for stage and television since 1993. His many stage credits include assistant scenic designer at the Public Theater and the Lyric Opera of Chicago and scenic designer at Westbeth Theatre Center and Waverly Place Theater. Goodmanson has been the art director for House of Buggin’, The City, Another World, and As the World Turns. He currently serves as production designer for All My Children and One Life to Live.

Goodmanson holds a bachelor of arts in theatre arts and a master of fine arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has won six Daytime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 12.

“I look forward to welcoming these alumni back to campus this fall to accept their well-deserved awards,” says Carla Riley ’85, director of External Relations. “Their accomplishments reflect well on their success and also on the merits of the university that is honoring them.”

The awards will be presented during the UMM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award and Networking Banquet on Friday, October 3, as part of Morris’s 2014 Homecoming celebration. Additional information, including a list of past recipients and nomination requirements, is available online.