Alumni Chapters

Make Your Mark

With over 40,000 alumni around the country and all over the globe, Bemidji State University alumni make incredible contributions to their communities each and every day.

Being involved in a BSU alumni chapter is a fantastic way to stay connected to your university and fellow alumni while making a positive impact on your community through service, networking and social events.

Get Involved

There are currently three active Bemidji State Alumni chapters: Twin Cities, Brainerd Lakes and Bemidji. Events are planned based on members’ interests and hobbies. Previously held chapter events include:

  • Networking socials
  • Feed My Starving Children meal packing
  • Student mentoring opportunities
  • Homecoming street dances
  • BSU athletics watch parties (Go Beavers!)
  • Lake Minnetonka dinner cruises
  • Minnesota Twins & Saint Paul Saints baseball games

For information about alumni events in your area, contact the BSU alumni office at or 1-877-BSU-ALUM (278-2586).

Chapter News

Gallery: BSU Twin Cities Alumni Event (September 19, 2019)

Sep 24, 2019

Bemidji State alumni, friends and supporters attended the Twin Cities Area Alumni Chapter’s social at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis on September 19, 2019. The Twin Cities Area Alumni chapter…

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St. Cloud Alumni Gather at Olde Brick House

Jun 19, 2019

Over 30 BSU alumni and friends met at the  Olde Brick House  in downtown St. Cloud on May 9 for a fun evening with fellow Beavers as part of a…

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Brainerd-area Alumni Celebrate 100 Years of BSU

Jun 19, 2019

Thirty BSU alumni, family and friends attended the Brainerd-area Alumni Chapter’s recent alumni social at Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd on June 13. Attendees enjoyed visiting with fellow alumni and friends…

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Twin Cities Area Alumni Event – Cheers to 100 Years

Jun 19, 2019

Join the BSU Twin Cities Alumni Chapter for a social on September 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. Meet other BSU alumni, learn more…

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Twin Cities Alumni Event Scheduled for August 4

Jun 19, 2019

Cheer on Minnesota's professional soccer club with fellow BSU alumni, family and friends on August 4, 2019 as the Minnesota United FC take on Portland beginning at 3 p.m. This…

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Chapter Leadership

Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter

Kari Cooper ’14, President
Lindsay West ’15, Vice President
Michael Meelhause ’12, Treasurer/Secretary

Brainerd Lakes Area Alumni Chapter

Kathy Hegstrom ’72, President
Tom Anderson ’70, Vice President
Derek Owen ’02, Secretary

Twin Cities Area Alumni Chapter

Jenn Swenson ’97, President
Larry Jallen ’74, Vice President
Gary Sabart ’02, Secretary

Don’t see an alumni chapter in your area? We’d love to help you start one!

Brett Bahr, Director of Alumni Relations
(218) 755-2599