NDSCS DREAMS Auction Raises Funding for Scholarships

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Join us for the twentieth Annual NDSCS DREAMS Auction on Friday, April 10, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the NDSCS Alumni Foundation, this annual event raises funding for NDSCS scholarships and departments.

This year’s festive fundraising event will feature a live and silent auction featuring:

  • Over 50 Live Auction items worth $50,000
  • Numerous Silent Auction items worth $18,000

Check out the DREAMS Auction flip book online to scope out the live auction items today and get your competitive juices flowing!

Tickets for the DREAMS Auction are $75 per person and may be purchased through this Wednesday, April 8 at the NDSCS Alumni Office in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the Wahpeton campus. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Get ready for a fun night of fantastic food, exciting entertainment, sensational socializing and a chance to give back to the NDSCS community. As a special treat, Billy D and the Crystals will be performing beginning at 10 p.m. for those in attendance to mark the Auction’s twenty-year anniversary.


See you at DREAMS!

Ottertail Alumni Meet & Greet is July 5!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Calling all NDSCS alumni! Mark your calendars for the Alumni/Foundation’s annual Alumni and Friends Brunch on Otter Tail Lake. This year’s Meet & Greet will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Guzzlers Bar & Grill (35776 County Highway 72, Battle Lake, MN).

Fuel up for the day and enjoy a breakfast buffet while catching up with old friends. The cost is $15 per person at the door.

For more information, questions or to register, please contact the Alumni/Foundation Office at 701-671-2946 or ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu.

All alumni are welcome to attend. Whether you’ve just graduated from NDSCS, or are perhaps a bit wiser, we can’t wait to see you!

NDSCS Ottertail Meet & Greet

Dr. John and Marcia Richman Endowment Fund Established at NDSCS, Foundation matches initial gift

North Dakota State College of Science announced on Tuesday that Dr. John and Marcia Richman of Wahpeton, N.D., have established a new endowed fund.  Richman currently serves as the College’s ninth president. The Richmans’ $10,000 initial gift has been matched by NDSCS Foundation funds, gifted by the late Wilbur and Betty Lunday.

The $20,000 endowment will fund professional development opportunities for NDSCS faculty and staff through the John and Marcia Richman Faculty/Staff Professional Development Fund.

The Richmans made the endowment with the express purpose that it be used to assist NDSCS employees. The NDSCS Faculty and Staff Senate committees will receive two annual grants and determine requirements and eligibility of the awards.

John Richman has enjoyed a long association with NDSCS beginning in the early 1970s when he first stepped on campus as a student athlete.  After attending the College, Richman went on to earn a B.S. and M.A. from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.  He was named NDSCS President in 2007.  Marcia Richman is a social worker for the Wahpeton Public School District.

“My time at NDSCS has been rewarding to my family and I in many ways,” said John Richman.  “Marcia and I are thrilled by this opportunity to support the institution, its employees, who can have significant and positive impacts on the College, and ultimately NDSCS students.”

NDSCS Foundation Director, Brad Barth, said, “We are deeply grateful for the outstanding support of John and Marcia Richman. Their unique gift opens the door to directly benefit employees. This is only one of the many ways support can be given to the College and we encourage employees, retirees and alumni to consider all options available when giving.”

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