Minnesota Alumni magazine receives multiple awards

Five awards for excellence from MMPA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (11/14/16) The University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s quarterly magazine, Minnesota Alumni, received five awards for excellence from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) at its 20th Annual Excellence Awards Gala on 11/10/16.

The Excellence Awards recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievements. Competition categories include editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence. The Alumni Association received the following awards:

Gold Award

Category: Editor’s or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Reader

Awarded to editor Cynthia Scott for her letter: “Thoughts of an Area Woman.”

Silver Award

Category: Overall Excellence


Silver Award

Category: Cover Design Awarded for the Spring 2016 issue


Bronze Award

Category: Editorial Awarded for profile article: “The Task at Hand.”

Bronze Award

Category: Feature Design Awarded for feature: “Grub. Chow. Sustenance.”


“We are thrilled that Minnesota Alumni has been recognized by the magazine publishing industry,” said Alumni Association President and CEO Lisa Lewis. “Being awarded for excellence is particularly meaningful to the Alumni Association, because our goal is to provide the highest quality services, products and events to our alumni.”

“A dedicated team of talented writers, photographers and artists contributes to each issue of Minnesota Alumni magazine,” said editor Cynthia Scott. “Alumni are doing amazing work and making important contributions to the University of Minnesota, their communities and the world. It’s an honor to tell their stories.”

Full issues of Minnesota Alumni magazine can be viewed on our Issue Archive page.


The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is a 55,000-member organization that fosters a lifelong spirit of belonging and pride by connecting alumni, students, and friends to the University of Minnesota and each other. The Alumni Association advocates for the University and its alumni with a credible, independent, and collaborative voice. For more information, visit umnalumni.org, or call (612) 624-2323.

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