2018 Honors Gala Recognizes Bemidji State University’s Generous Donors

More than 250 people gathered in Bemidji’s Sanford Center Ballroom to honor Bemidji State’s 2018 distinguished alumni on Oct. 5.

The event honored five BSU alumni who have become leaders in their respective fields, along with recognition of new members of giving societies based on individuals’ total lifetime giving or planned gifts. Bemidji State University thanks this year’s event sponsors: Sanford Health, Paul Bunyan Communications and the Joseph & Janice Leuken Family Foundation.

Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit bemidjistate.edu or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.