Alumni Celebrate 40 Years of Health and Safety

Alumni at Reunion
July 28, 2016

The Masters of Environmental Health and Safety program hosted a 40th anniversary reunion celebration in July.

UMD hosted a 40th anniversary reunion celebration over the weekend of July 29–30, 2016 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 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. at Glensheen Mansion for an informal social gathering. Alumni were there to reminisce and take advantage of food trucks and drink vendors.

Saturday at 2 p.m., 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 another social hour in the Kirby Ballroom followed by dinner from UMD catering and a short program.

“This is 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 be in attendance during the weekend. Attendees had the opportunity to look back, swap stories, share successes, and celebrate four decades of safety programs in the Swenson College of Science & Engineering.