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BSU alums share professional insights during Homecoming panels

Bemidji State University welcomed 12 BSU alumni back to campus on October 4, 2019 to share their knowledge and professional experience with BSU students as part of Alumni Leaders in the Classroom.

With decades of experience in the marketing communications, accounting, business and education fields, panelists offered helpful career advice and networked with over 200 BSU students over the course of the morning. Students in attendance were encouraged to ask questions and be active participants in the discussions.

An annual homecoming tradition, Alumni Leaders in the Classroom panels are held in various locations across campus and are open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

2019 Bemidji State Alumni Leaders in the Classroom Panelists

Business Panel
Than “Alan” Htaik Lwin ’05 – CEO, Proven Group
Jacob Richmann ’04 – president, Woodchuck USA
Mychal Stittsworth ’06 – owner, Stittsworth Meats

Accounting Panel
Chris Gruber ’98 – director, Miller-McDonald
Wayne Maish ’99 – CFO, Johanneson’s, Inc.
Lisa Jones ’05 – accounting officer, Bemidji State University

Marketing Communications Panel
Sue Kringen ’73 – former marketing director, Riverwood Bank
Rachel Munson ’15 – digital communications specialist, Bemidji State University
Andrew Hanson ’19 – marketing manager, Aramark

Education Panel
Kelly Blair ’15 – Kindergarten teacher, Lincoln Elementary School, Bemidji
Dr. Boyd Bradbury ’88 – interim dean and professor, Minnesota State University – Moorhead
Larry Jallen ’74 – retired principal, Onamia Public Schools


Planning for next year’s homecoming is already underway. BSU alumni and friends are encouraged to save the date for BSU Homecoming 2020 on October 1-4, 2020.