About CWQ

Classes Without Quizzes 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 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, 2017: 

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

CWQ Committee Members:

  • Abbey Breeding '19 (B.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Agricultural Communications & Marketing)
  • Mary Buschette, CFANS Alumni Relations
  • Venessa Fiedler, University Recreation and Wellness
  • Masha Finn, CFANS Alumni Relations
  • Rachel Kircher '17 (B.S. Agricultural Communications & Marketing, Animal Science- Business & Industry)
  • Rusty Nelson '69 '71 (B.S. Animal Science, B.S. Food Sciences & Technology), Consultant
  • Laura Nelson '13 (B.S. Forest Resources), Department of Forest Resources
  • Laura Olevitch, CFANS Dean's Office
  • Jeffrey 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
  • Susan Thurston Hamerski, CFANS Communications
  • Myah Walker '10 (B.S. Animal Science), Sparboe Farms
  • Mohamed Yakub, Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health

Questions about the 2017 event?
For more information contact Masha Finn at mfinn@umn.edu or 612-624-9957