More Than Winning

At NDSU, Mike Vipond was the recipient of a track scholarship, so he knows just how important donor support can be to a student-athlete. The experience he had as a student is what ultimately inspired him to become a supporter of Team Makers, a non-profit organization committed to raising scholarship money for student-athletes and assisting them in earning degrees. “By providing top-notch facilities and a strong athletic and academic support system, we’re ensuring students who love their sport and want to commit to it have the time and resources to do so,” Mike says. He is a firm believer in student success beyond the sport. Mike has funded scholarship endowments and facility projects for Bison Athletics and the College of Business. Mike believes it’s important for students to get involved around campus and in the community. He says the more they can take advantage of the community aspects of NDSU, the more prepared they will be for life after graduation.

Mike Vipond, Class of 1982, Agronomy