Borealis Circle

In 2017, the CFANS Alumni Society formed the Borealis Circle to honor key individuals who have, by their accomplishments or service, brought honor and distinction to the college and university. The Circle's formation is rooted in recognizing that while an award or service term is fixed in time, the prestige and legacy that the involvement brought to the college is ever-green.

Borealis Circle

Membership in the Circle is offered to individuals who have

  • served two full terms (6 years) in an appointed position on the CFANS Alumni Society Board of Directors or
  • received a CFANS Alumni Society Award, University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award, a University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award, or a University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award or
  • served as a CFANS Dean or
  • offered exceptional service to CFANS as identified by the Alumni Society Board of Directors.

Current Members:

  • Val Aarsvold ‘94 - Board member, CFANS and U of M Alumni Service

  • Dale Bachman ‘72 - U of M Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Frank Bezdicek ‘70 - CFANS Alumni Service

  • Jim Boerboom ‘73, ‘77 - CFANS Outstanding Friend

  • Lynn Boldt ‘63 - Board member

  • Brian Buhr - CFANS Distinguished Faculty

  • Frank Busta ‘57, ‘61 - CFANS Lifetime Achievement

  • Roger Chamberlain '74 - Board member, Alumni Service Award

  • Cynthia Clanton ‘83 

  • Kevin Dahlman ‘78 - CFANS Alumni Advocate

  • Jim Ertl - CFANS Alumni Advocate

  • Tracy Fallon ‘96 - Board member

  • Kathryn Fernholz ‘97 - Board member

  • John Foss ‘59 - U of M Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Ed Frederick ‘54, ‘55, ‘57, ‘58 -  Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Robert Freemore ‘75 - Board member

  • Chad Giblin ‘01, ‘13 - CFANS Distinguished Staff Award

  • Brad Greiman - CFANS Outstanding Faculty

  • Randy Gutzmann ‘82, ‘84 - Board member

  • Jim Hammill ‘57, ‘62 - Alumni Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award

  • David Hsi ‘51 - Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Kent Horsager ‘84 - Board member,  CFANS and U of M Alumni Service

  • Paul Hugunin ‘89 - Board member, Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Carol Jackson ‘66 - Board member

  • Dan Kennedy ‘99

  • Don Kvasnicka ‘55 - Alumni Service Award

  • Joel Larsen ‘77, ‘93 - CFANS Alumni Advocate

  • Robert Lyons

  • William Manwarren ‘69  - Board member

  • Scott Manwarren ‘97 - CFANS and U of M Alumni Service

  • Robert Marzolf ‘78 - CFANS Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Catherine McCarty ‘86, ‘90 - Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Phillip Minerich ‘90, ‘02- CFANS Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Doris Mold ‘85, ‘94 - CFANS Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Vance Morey - CFANS Distinguished Faculty

  • William Nelson - CFANS Outstanding Friend

  • Jodi Nelson ‘91 - CFANS Alumni Service Award

  • Rusty Nelson ‘69, ‘71 - Board member, CFANS and U of M Alumni Service

  • Kevin Paap - Outstanding Friend

  • Claudia Parliament ‘65, ‘80 - Distinguished Faculty Award

  • Roland Peterson - CFANS Distinguished Faculty

  • David Pfarr ‘88 - CFANS Alumni Service

  • Bob Roesler ‘69 - Board member, CFANS and U of M Alumni Service

  • Tom Rothman - Outstanding Friend

  • Lee Sandager ‘04 - Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Janelle Schnadt ‘05 - Distinguished Staff Award

  • Tony Seykora ‘75 - Distinguished Faculty AwardNorm Sieling ‘58, ‘79- Alumni Service Award

  • Lee Thompson - Alumni Advocate AwardClifford Vrieze ‘67, ‘72- CFANS Alumni Service Award

  • Carl Vogt - Distinguished Faculty Award

  • Keith Wolf ‘79, ‘98 - Board member