Alumni Benefits

All BSU graduates, or former students who have completed at least 36 quarter credit hours or 32 semester credit hours, are considered alumni of BSU and are eligible for a variety of benefits.

Alumni Awards

The BSU Alumni & Foundation actively seeks nominations of individuals to be considered Distinguished Alumni each year. The Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors makes selections based on nominees’ personal and professional achievements and how they bring recognition to BSU through outstanding service and significant contributions to their community, state and nation.

Alumni Chapters

With over 40,000 alumni around the globe, being involved in a BSU alumni chapter is a fantastic way to stay connected to your university while making a positive impact on your community through service, networking and social events.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Stories

BSU grad helps usher in new era of waste reduction

Jun 22, 2020

Bemidji State University alumna Aili Kultala ’19 is working hard to convince you to think twice before throwing household food scraps in the trash. Hailing from Stacy, Minn., Kultala works…

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Mardy ’72 and Lynn ’91, ’96 Karger

May 11, 2020

It’s a typical Wednesday morning and BSU’s Gillett Wellness Center is abuzz — students lifting weights, BSU staff running the track and working professionals swimming laps before work. Mardy ’72…

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Aaron Clafton ’15

Apr 17, 2020

From downtown Bemidji to the twang of Nashville, Sauk Rapids native Aaron Clafton ’15 is primed to make his mark on the country music scene. Having played piano and guitar…

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Chrissy Koch ’02

Jan 7, 2020

Chrissy Koch has been named executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Koch, a 2002 BSU alumna and long-time advocate for…

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Abby Randall

Dec 27, 2019

Abby (Saeger) Randall has made an impact in the Bemidji business community since graduating from Bemidji State in 2009, serving local businesses as a marketing consultant and advertising lead for…

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Danika Stelton

Danika Stelton

Jul 3, 2019

Design technology alumna Danika Stelton spent 12 months traveling the world with the Remote Year program, a curated travel experience which helps professionals explore the world without having to quit…

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Norman & Ginger Kramer

Norman “Norm” Kramer

Jun 26, 2019

Norman “Norm” Kramer ’58 came from humble beginnings, growing up on a small farm a stone’s throw from Grant Creek in Wilton. Always interested in the sciences, Kramer graduated from…

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Mychal Stittsworth

Mychal Stittsworth

Jun 14, 2019

From an unassuming log building on Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan Drive, Mychal Stittsworth is working hard to make Stittsworth Meats the premier meat supplier in Bemidji, the greater Bemidji region and…

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Cody Bartz

Cody Bartz

Jun 14, 2019

In April, university officials debuted a “tiny house” designed and built by students in Bemidji State’s School of Technology, Art & Design and its marketing and sustainability programs. But it…

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