About Classes Without Quizzes

Classes Without Quizzes (CWQ) was launched on the St. Paul Campus in 2002. This annual half-day learning event was developed to reconnect alumni and supporters of the college and help the general public better understand how the research taking place at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is making an impact statewide, nationwide, and globally. This event is open to adults of all ages, including middle, high school and college students, as well as kids in kindergarten-6th grade.

Classes Without Quizzes is a signature program of the CFANS Alumni Society and is funded in part by CFANS Alumni Society program sponsors

This annual event is planned and coordinated by a team of CFANS alumni, students, and staff:

CWQ Committee Chair, 2018: 

Annie Makepeace '15 (M.S. Applied Plant Science), Winfield

CWQ Committee Members:

  • Carla Inderrieden '08 (B.S. Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Whitney Place '10 (B.S. Applied Plant Science), Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Lauren Serbus '12 (B.S. Nutrition)
  • Jeff Stamp '83 '90 (B.S. Food Science & Technology, Ph.D. Food Science), Bold Thinking LLC
  • Larry Thomas '82 (B.S. Agricultural Education), Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Cliff Vrieze '67 (B.S. Agricultural Education; 1972, M.S. Agricultural Education), Retired Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Myah Walker '10 (B.S. Animal Science), Sparboe Farms
  • Venessa Fiedler, University Recreation and Wellness
  • Rusty Nelson '69 '71 (B.S. Animal Science, B.S. Food Sciences & Technology), Consultant
  • Susan Thurston Hamerski, CFANS Communications

Questions about the 2018 event?
For more information contact Kara Zwieg at kezwieg@umn.edu or 612-624-9957