On November 14th the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) launched the Minnesota Alumni Market, an online store selling products created by University of Minnesota alumni. Believed to be the first of its kind, the market will feature everything from home goods to apparel.
“The Alumni Market gives everyone who loves the U a way to support the work of alumni creators, provides an opportunity for established alumni entrepreneurs to extend their reach, and helps new alumni entrepreneurs launch their businesses,” said UMAA CEO Lisa Lewis. Included in the new market are products created by four College of Design alumni:
Ben VandenWymelenberg (B.S. ’12, Architecture) – Woodchuck USA
Niles Deneen (B.S. ’00, Graphic Design) – Deneen Pottery
Anna Peshock (B.S. ’15, Apparel Design) – Shinesty
Adam Turman (B.S. ’99, Design Communications) – Art of Adam Turman
In 2017, a U of M alumna approached the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) with an interesting idea: Create a fun, unique shirt only for members to kick off the school year and raise money to ignite student success.
Three College of Design alumnae—Janice Linster (BS ’83 Interior Design), Maureen Kostial (BS ’71 Costume Design), and Betsy Vohs (M.Arch ’04)—have been appointed to the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Collegiate Alumni Council.
The University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association Awards are presented each fall to recognize outstanding alumni and alumni networks across the University of Minnesota.