Message from the Alumni Society President

Marvin Banks, CEHD Alumni Society President


As seasons change, it is a time to reflect about the great work of the Alumni Society Board as we end the 2019 year.

September 28 was the U of M Day of Service, one of the best days as an Alumni Society Board member. The opportunity to connect with other alumni and give back to the community is one of the reasons why I joined the board. Some participated again with the Cookie Cart in North Minneapolis. This organization has been empowering the youth in the community and educating these youth leaders about how to run a company.

Homecoming is a fantastic time but also marked the last Homecoming of our great dean, Jean Quam. Thank you, Dean Quam, for your leadership, and we wish you the best as you begin your phased retirement in August 2020.

Give to the Max Day on November 14 was once again a huge success for the Alumni Society Board. We know the value of supporting our students and one of the board’s main objectives is 100 percent participation from our members to donate on Give to the Max Day.

Fellow alumni—I look forward to connecting with you soon and hope you enjoy the holidays. Go Gophers!


Marvin Banks, MEd 2012
CEHD Alumni Society President