Dec 2019 – Muskie Pride

Professor Mehraban Khodavandi to retire

For many years, Professor Mehraban Khodavandi has indicated (with a smile) that he was retiring and heading to sunny Arizona. This time, he’s not kidding.

Dr. Khodavandi has announced he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year, ending a 39-year career at Lakeland that saw him lead and develop the institution’s education program.

He currently serves as director of Graduate Education Programs and Senior Fellow of the Center for Advanced Disciplinary Studies, the latest in a long list of roles he has served. He is one of Lakeland’s most beloved professors and the winner of numerous teaching awards.

We’ll be planning a special reunion of education program graduates and friends this summer to help wish him well in retirement – more on that as it develops!

Women’s basketball alumni game

LU women’s basketball will be hosting its annual alumni game Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m., followed by complimentary lunch! Hope to see you all back at #TheLand. Please pass on this message to all alumni!

Arizona & Florida friends: Mark your calendars!

Lakeland University and President David Black are looking forward to our Florida and Arizona visits with alumni and friends. Enjoy casual conversation and reminiscing over lunch!

Arizona Visit

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. MST
Phoenix Country Club
2901 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Florida Visit

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EST
Cypress Lake Golf Club
6767 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Successful Lakeland grads return to campus

Last week, Lakeland welcomed back 12 successful alumni for the three annual colloquia. These alumni offered advice from their professional careers and they talked about their experiences at Lakeland.

Lakeland rejuvenates mentorship program

Lakeland’s new mentorship program connects our cooperative education students to alumni. Interested in learning more?

Future teachers take unique residency in Wilson Elementary

Six Lakeland students studying elementary education have taken on a unique partnership with the Sheboygan Area School District to immerse themselves in teaching experiences. The students have been teaching at Sheboygan’s Wilson Elementary School, the biggest elementary school in the district. Be sure to check out the article on the Sheboygan Area School District’s webpage!

Making a gift this holiday season?

Many individuals each year give stock to Lakeland or choose Lakeland to receive their IRA charitable rollover. These gifts offer the donor the opportunity to realize significant tax advantages, while also supporting the mission of Lakeland. When transferring stock or an IRA distribution, please be sure to notify the advancement office before making your gift. Brokers often do not supply donor information with these types of gifts, and we want to properly acknowledge all of our generous donors.

Please communicate directly with the Advancement Services Coordinator, Stuart Schmidt, at 920-565-1023 ext. 2160 or, regarding your plans.

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