INVITE, INVOLVE AND INFORM


The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association is excited to announce the Alumni Corps, an improved class agent/class representative system. Alumni Corps will provide more effective and efficient communication with fellow classmates and give each and every alumnus a direct, personal link to information about his class, the Alumni Association and Academy.


All alumni are welcome to serve a three-year term in the Alumni Corps (see the positions outlined below). If you are interested in serving your classmates, your Alumni Association and the Academy, please contact Mike Maxwell '84 at (651)683-1577 or Ms. Shannon Smith at (651) 683-1599 or alumni@cadets.com.  If your class already has a Class Captain, contact him or the Academy if you would like to be a Class Lieutenant

The Alumni Corps structure is:


Decade Commanders
are responsible for class relations within a decade of classes (e.g., 1990 through 1999); serve as a conduit of information and foster communications among the classes, chiefly through the Class Captains. They also function as a liaison between the Class Captains and the Alumni Association and will be members of the Alumni Association Board. 

Look who has stepped up so far: 

1950s - Roger Swenson '51
1960s - Chip Michel '67

1970s – Kelly Rowe ’79
1980s - David Walczak '82
1990s – Steve Norton ’96
2000s – Brian Smith ’01
2010s - Kyle Rohde '10

Class Captains are the chief representatives of their classes. Each class will have one Captain. His primary responsibility is to foster communications among his classmates, plan, coordinate and execute class activities, events and meetings (especially those pertaining to Alumni Reunion/Homecoming), and coordinate with the development office. He will also be the liaison between his class and the Decade Commander. Each Class Captain will have a Class Lieutenant, or Lieutenants, to help him with his responsibilities. 

Look who has stepped up so far:

1945 – Gerry Ferrian
1946 – Tom Brill
1947 – Curtis Housh
1948 – Jay Kelly
1949 – Joe O’Neill
1950 - George Robertson
1951 – Jim Wilson
1952 – Phil Smith
1953 – Dick McKenna
1954 – George Stewart
1955 – Bob Elliott
1956 – Pat Farley
1957 – Joe Reymann  
1958 – Gerry Brown
1959 – John Sturner
1960 – Rich Allen
1961 – Pat Coonan
1962 – Paul Cramer/George Roedler
1964 – Gary Sirek
1965 – Harry Wingerd
1966 - Pat Tracy
1967 – Chip Michel
1968 - Gary Olson
1969 – Bill Sullivan
1970 – Tim Figge
1971 - Jim Giefer
1972 - Bill Foussard
1973 - Tim Plunkett
1974 - Greg Gust
1975 - Tom Cross
1976 - Dan Hickey
1977 – Joe Nunez
1978 – Dave Hamel
1979 – George Turner
1980 - Drew Emmer
1981 – Greg Monahan
1982 - David Walczak
1983 – Joe Jansen
1984 – Mike Farley
1985 - Tony Bonfe
1986 - Paul Commers
1987 – Jim Seidel
1988 – Steve Geis
1989 – Steve Nilsson
1990 - Greg Hoffmann
1991 - Dan Rosinski
1992 – Matt Kaczmarek
1993 – Joe Brill
1994 – Steve Fenlon
1995 – Bill Owens
1996 – Dan Diebel
1997 - Jeff Smith
1998 – Michael Reif 
1999 – Ryan Rutzick 
2000 – Joshua Smith-Hanen
2001 – Rob Swenson
2002 – Tony Capecchi
2003 - Lorenzo Bellard/Taylor Klaas
2004 – Charlie Hammel
2005 – David Patterson
2006 – Tom Henderson
2007 - Dan Hallman
2008 – Fritz Waldvogel
2009 – Alex Kies
2010 - Dan Freund/Kyle Rohde
2011 - Joe Dobesh/Gerry Gubash

Class Lieutenants will assist the Class Captain in fostering communications between classmates and help plan, coordinate and execute class activities. It is recommended that there be one Class Lieutenant to help maintain and update class contact information, and another Lieutenant to help coordinate class events and activities. 

Look who has stepped up so far: 

1947 – Clyde Ecklund, Gene Hoy, Larry McGough
1948 – Emmett Kenefick and Jerome Malerich
1949 – Peter Gavin
1950 - Dick Lynch
1951 – Steve Dolan and Roger Swenson
1952 – Terry Carroll and Phil Dugan
1953 – Ned Gordon
1954 - Fred Commers
1959 – John Bilski, Tom Casey, Dan Commers and Tim Malchow
1960 – Bert McKasy
1967 – Charley Michel and Scott Olson
1972 - Vince Bradford and Peter Hinch
1978 – Tim Dubbs, Dave Johnson/Tom DePauw and Bill Norman/Steve Wardwell
1979 – Rick Battis and Henry Patterson
1983 – Steve Haugh, Pat Mascia and Phil Reim
1985 - Rob Hafiz and Peter Wilhoit
1987 – Tom Thuente and Tony Zirnhelt
1989 - Steve Kehr and Joe Nardi
1993 - Todd Ciresi, Roman Hernandez, Rick Michel and Pat O'Keefe
1995 – Matt Funk
1998 – Jim Miley 
1999 – Bobby Ebert and Carl Schneeman
2000 – John Bisanz, Mike Miller and Martin Norder
2001 - Joseph Dubbs
2002 – Steve Miller
2004 – Mike Bisanz and Ryan Patrick
2005 – Tim Scallen
2006 – Tim Baer
2008 – Nate Schwartzbauer 
2009 – Matt Baer