This month: Join us at the 2022 Evening of Distinction | The Spring issue of the NDSU Foundation Magazine is now available! | Become a sponsor for the NDSU Golf Tournament | Reserve your hotel now for the Bison vs. Wildcats game in Tucson, Arizona | Philanthropy in action | NDSU faculty member works to find breakthrough cancer treatment | Stay Connected with NDSU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Join us at the 2022 Evening of Distinction
Thursday, April 28

Celebrate NDSU Foundation award recipients and join in a recognition of NDSU benefactors at Evening of Distinction on April 28, 2022. This year's award recipients include: Clara Presser (Osowski) '08 (Horizon Award); Kenton Kaufman '88 (Henry L. Bolley Academic Achievement Award); Neal Fisher '73, '76 (Heritage Award); Mike Krueger '71 (Service Award); Michael Chambers '97 and John Ballantyne '97 (Alumni Achievement Award); Scheels (Partner in Excellence Award). The evening will close with a celebration of the legacy and tenure of NDSU's 14th president, Dean L. Bresciani. Register for the event and learn more about the award recipients on the Evening of Distinction event webpage.

NDSU Foundation Magazine
Spring issue available now!

Check your mailbox! The spring 2022 issue of the NDSU Foundation Magazine is out now. Hear from two NDSU architecture majors who found success in Dallas, Texas; find out how NDSU senior Brianna Maddock went from the small town of Davenport, North Dakota, to Aldevron, a cutting-edge biotechnology company; meet NDSU's first McGovern Scholar and catch up with her two years after graduation; learn how philanthropy "saved" NDSU's College of Business; travel to an NDSU indoor track and field meet with NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani and alumna Kristi Hanson; discover how NDSU professor Clay Routledge is applying decades of research about meaning in life to Main Street; and see how NDSU Team Makers are enhancing the NDSU student-athlete experience. You can read these stories and more on the NDSU Foundation Magazine website.

NDSU Golf Tournament 2022
Become a sponsor today!

You're invited to host a hole at the NDSU Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Hawktree Golf Course in Bismarck, North Dakota! Every year, NDSU alumni and friends hit the links to raise scholarship dollars for NDSU students from the Bismarck-Mandan area. You can spotlight your business, support the Bison family, and join in on the fun by sponsoring the NDSU Golf Tournament. Explore sponsorship opportunities on the NDSU Foundation website. Sponsorship forms must be submitted to the NDSU Foundation by Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Bison vs. Wildcats in Tucson, Arizona
Reserve your hotel now!

Join NDSU fans from across the country in Tucson on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, as the Bison face the University of Arizona Wildcats. Room blocks are now available through the NDSU Foundation. Game ticket information will be available summer 2022.

Philanthropy in action
A college catalyzed by philanthropy

The College of Business is a microcosm of the In Our Hands campaign success. Dean Scott Beaulier's hiring aligned with the start of the campaign and benefactors rallied around his vision for what it means to study business at NDSU and began investing.

"We framed ourselves as a college that gets things done," Scott said. "We help our students get here, get through, and graduate, and we do it at a very rapid rate. We have a business-like curriculum; we redesigned everything we were doing in light of feedback from the industry."

Since 2016, the College has launched the Challey Institute, the Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business. In addition, benefactors have established 26 new scholarships in the College.

"Quite honestly, I think philanthropy has saved the College of Business," Scott said. "It's also injecting this tremendous new energy into the College that's helping us redefine ourselves."

Read more about how philanthropic support through the In Our Hands campaign transformed the College of Business in the spring issue of the NDSU Foundation Magazine.

Campus news
NDSU faculty member works to find breakthrough cancer treatment

Dali Sun, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded nearly $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study new ways to find and treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

Dali's research focuses on exosomes, small amounts of protein, DNA, and RNA, that are released by cells and can be found in bodily fluids. His goal is to use the exosomes released by pancreatic cancer cells to both find the disease earlier and develop new treatments to fight it.

"Chemoradiation and systemic chemotherapy are the mainstay of treatment to slow disease progression at advanced stages. But these therapies cause various side effects," Dali said. "This exosome-driven observation has the potential to help develop new treatments that selectively targets tumor cells, protects normal cells, and increases the length and quality of life for patients."

Read more about NDSU's history of leading the way in pancreatic cancer research on the NDSU news page.

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