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Alumni Celebrate 40 Years of Health and Safety

Interior view of UMD's Voss-Kovach Hall
July 28, 2016

UMD is hosting a 40th anniversary reunion celebration July 29–30.

News Release — For info contact Lori Melton,, 218-726-8830.

UMD is hosting a 40th anniversary reunion celebration over the weekend of July 29–30 for graduates of its Masters of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) and the Masters of Industrial Safety (MIS) programs.

The event kicks off Friday night from 7:30–9:30 p.m. at Glensheen Mansion for an informal social gathering. Alumni will be there to reminisce and take advantage of food trucks and drink vendors.

Saturday at 2 p.m., former students can go on a tour that will start in the Solon Campus Center. A lot has changed over the last 40 years, and alumni will have a chance to get reacquainted with the campus. At 4 p.m. there will be another social hour in the Kirby Ballroom followed by dinner from UMD catering and a short program.

“This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and celebrate 40 years of educating safety professionals,” said associate professor Bob Feyen, the current director of the MEHS program.

More than 100 Bulldog alumni are expected to be in attendance during the weekend. Attendees will have the opportunity to look back, swap stories, share successes, and celebrate four decades of safety programs at UMD.

These graduate programs are part of UMD’s Swenson College of Science & Engineering. SCSE has approximately 3,100 undergraduates and 220 graduate students. The College is home to ten academic departments, in addition to the Large Lakes Observatory, the UMD Air Force ROTC program, and the Iron Range Engineering program, and connects students with hands-on research opportunities through its collaboration with multiple research institutions and area businesses. To learn more about Swenson College visit: