Alumni Celebrate 40 Years of Health and Safety

Alumni at Glensheen Social
July 28, 2016

UMD hosted a 40th anniversary reunion celebration on July 29–30, 2016.

UMD hosted a 40th anniversary reunion celebration over the weekend of July 29–30 for graduates of its Masters of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) and the Masters of Industrial Safety (MIS) programs.

The event kicked off Friday night at Glensheen Mansion for an informal social gathering. Alumni were there to reminisce and take advantage of food trucks and drink vendors.

On Saturday, former students went on a tour that started in the Solon Campus Center. A lot has changed over the last 40 years, and alumni had a chance to get reacquainted with the campus. At 4 p.m. there was a social hour in the Kirby Ballroom followed by dinner from UMD catering and a short program.

MEHS alumni“This was a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and celebrate 40 years of educating safety professionals,” said associate professor Bob Feyen, the current director of the MEHS program.

More than 100 Bulldog alumni were expected to attend during the weekend. Attendees had the opportunity to look back, swap stories, share successes, and celebrate four decades of safety programs at UMD.

These graduate programs are part of UMD’s Swenson College of Science & Engineering. SCSE has approximately 3,100 undergraduates and 220 graduate students. The College is home to ten academic departments, in addition to the Large Lakes Observatory, the UMD Air Force ROTC program, and the Iron Range Engineering program, and connects students with hands-on research opportunities through its collaboration with multiple research institutions and area businesses. To learn more about Swenson College visit: