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In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University surpasses goal 20 months ahead of schedule
Campaign sets record in the history of higher education fundraising in North Dakota

The In Our Hands campaign has raised $169 million for student scholarships, $28 million for faculty support, $96 million for facilities, and $120 million for programs. While the $400 million goal has been achieved, fundraising will continue through Dec. 31, 2021, with plans for NDSU to celebrate the campaign's impact at in-person Homecoming events this fall, Oct. 6-9, 2021. John Glover, NDSU Foundation president and CEO, said the campaign will wrap up one year earlier than originally scheduled.

Already, students, faculty, and staff are experiencing the impact of the In Our Hands campaign. There are students on campus today receiving scholarships because of this campaign; faculty are conducting research supported by benefactors right now; students are learning in buildings funded by donors; and students are participating in programs offering exceptional experiences to better prepare them for the ever-changing needs of communities near and far.

Read more about the impact of In Our Hands.

NDSU Golf Tournament helps local students
Show your support by making a gift to the Bismarck-Mandan NDSU Scholarship fund

The NDSU Golf Tournament is full, but you can still help Bismarck-Mandan students access an NDSU education regardless of their financial situation! Every gift to the Bismarck-Mandan NDSU scholarship fund helps students achieve their dreams. Thanks to the wonderful NDSU alumni and friends in the Bismarck-Mandan area and beyond for investing in the next generation of leaders and helping advance NDSU's mission. Your participation in the tournament and gift to the Bismarck-Mandan scholarship fund ensures access to a transformational education.

Philanthropy in Action
Former NDSU administrators and professors stress the impact of student-focused giving

Prakash Mathew, Dr. Thomas Riley, and Dr. James Jorgenson each served — in varying faculty and administrative roles — as diligent and compassionate facilitators of the student experience at North Dakota State University. Collectively, their careers at NDSU span from 1960 to 2015, and today they each embrace an ongoing commitment to student success through philanthropy.

"Everybody has a role to play — even after graduation. They have a role to play of spreading good news. If they had a great experience, share that news. If they feel good about a place, they need to think about making an investment."
- Prakash Mathew '76

Learn more about what inspires each of these former campus leaders to give back in the spring issue of the NDSU Foundation digital magazine and learn more about the impact of philanthropy through In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University at

Our deepest condolences
To the family of Dennis Ming

Dennis Ming '79, '81, became an NDSU Foundation Trustee in 2011 and served on the Outreach Committee. With a B.S. and M.S. in agricultural economics, Dennis worked in marketing for Soo Line/Canadian Pacific Railroad in Minot, North Dakota, and the Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he became part owner. He retired in 2017 but continued to serve on DMVW's executive board. Dennis was a longtime supporter of NDSU and its students. You can read more about Dennis here.

Friends, philanthropists, and bibliophiles support NDSU Libraries
NDSU Friends of the Libraries recruiting founding members through 2021

NDSU Friends of the Libraries are recruiting founding members until the end of 2021. All membership levels include NDSU Libraries borrowing privileges and the award-winning Libraries Magazine in the fall.

NDSU Friends of the Libraries was established in the fall of 2020 to support student-focused library services, hands-on workspaces, and trailblazing technology. Members help advance library services on campus and in the community through publications, grant programs, events, fundraising, and other exciting outreach opportunities.

"The Libraries provide adaptable and dynamic spaces to bring people and research together," Joe Mocnik, Dean of Libraries, said. "NDSU Friends of the Libraries support discovery and research by all NDSU students, faculty, and staff."

VIP members receive additional invitations to special events and programs and founding members will be honored for helping establish a program that enhances cutting-edge research and academic pursuits across campus. To become a Friend of the Libraries and to make a gift to ensure NDSU remains a leading research institution, visit

Campus News
Commencement speaker: 'NDSU community is incomparable'

Zeina Abouelazm, a dual major in emergency management and management communication, has a heartfelt message for her fellow graduates: NDSU has helped set the stage for success.

Zeina has been selected as class representative to speak during NDSU commencement ceremonies, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, in the Fargodome. She will give her talk at the 10 a.m. event for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Human Sciences and Education; and Interdisciplinary Studies.

"My speech is a genuine and honest reflection of my experience at NDSU and the Fargo-Moorhead community — how the Bison experience helped me and the other graduates become the people we are today and the key factors that truly make NDSU a school worth showing off," Zeina, who grew up in Cairo, Egypt, said.

Read more about Zeina's story

You can watch a livestream of the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, at

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