Donor Impact

Scholarships Help Rachel Will ’20 Serve Others

Rachel Will of Northfield, Minn. was always committed to academics but took a year off to join the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. During the full-time program for young adults, she developed leadership skills by completing 1,700 hours of community service. Rachel spent 10 months traveling to Utah, Oregon, Washington and California working with a…

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BSU Celebrates Scholarship Recipients and Donors at November 2 Brunch

Bemidji State University’s Beaux Arts Ballroom was packed with BSU scholarship recipients, donors and university staff on November 2 for the university’s 8th annual Scholarship Appreciation Brunch. Hosted by the Alumni & Foundation office, the annual event celebrates the efforts of scholarship recipients and honors donors who have made financial commitments through endowed scholarships for…

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BSU Golf Welcomes Fans, Donors to New Practice Facility

Testing the golf simulator at the Jeff “Bird” McBride Clubhouse dedication on November 2 BSU Men’s and Women’s Golf teams understand the challenge of keeping their swings and putts true over the winter months in Bemidji. Thanks to donors, however, BSU Golf has an all-new training space loaded with equipment to keep their skills honed…

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Norbord employee Nick Brown and family

Norbord Minnesota Shares Beaver Pride to Employees

Thanks to Norbord Minnesota’s support for Beaver Hockey, free tickets to home games at the Sanford Center are available to employees and their families, even on short notice. The wood products mill in Solway has purchased about 20 season tickets for employee use, which in turn supports BSU athletic scholarships through a contribution to Beaver…

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Richard and Evelyn Krummel

Krummels Leave a Lasting Legacy for BSU Students

Richard and Evelyn Krummel are familiar names for Bemidji State students who studied German from the late 1960s through 1990. The Krummels devoted their careers to helping students learn the rich history and culture of Germany through international study trips to Berlin. On one such trip, they witnessed the historic demolition of the Berlin Wall.…

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John B. Emkovik Scholarship

John B. Emkovik Scholarship Impacts BSU Hockey

A founding member of Bemidji State hockey, John Emkovik ’49 laid the groundwork for the program as a student-athlete by helping rebuild Bemidji’s curling arena for hockey use. A passionate educator, Emkovik taught Russian to three generations of students before retiring from South St. Paul High School in 1987. Although Emkovik passed away in 2015,…

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Fred Baker

“I Made it My World” – Fred Baker

Excepts by Scott Faust Find Fausts’ full profile of BSU alum Fred Baker ‘61 here: Intent on the Air Force after high school, Fred Baker landed instead at Bemidji State University through the intervention of an offi cial on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, who happened to be a BSU alum. It was 1957,…

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