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<em>Hamline</em> Magazine
The Spring 2015 issue of Hamline Magazine, the biannual publication for alumni and family and friends of the Hamline community, is now available.
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From career support to Hamline gear, Hamline offers a wide range of services exclusively to its alumni.
Hamline at the State Fair
Visit Hamline in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair, August 27–September 7!
Alumni Weekend
Events and activities for alumni of all ages, including The Big Bash! Come for an hour, come for the day. You won't want to miss this!
Be an Active Alum
As a Hamline University graduate, you’re among a community of more than 35,000 alumni. Here are 12 ways to stay connected to your alma mater and your alumni network.

Latest Headlines

Meet Megan Marsnik, author of this year's summer serial, 'Under Ground'

The way Megan Marsnik ’92 sees it, there’s nobody stronger than an Iron Range woman. “The women up there can shovel through 12-foot drifts of snow with a baby on their back,” she said. “They can make 500 pasties in a single morning to feed the firefighters, and canoe through pristine waters without getting tired.”

So when Marsnik set out to write a novel, she knew that it would be set on Minnesota’s Iron Range and that the protagonist would be a strong, courageous woman. Read more at the Star Tribune.

Dakota County commander Booker Hodges adds doctorate to resume

History says Sgt. Booker Hodges DPA ’15 shouldn’t be nine years into a career with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office. And he shouldn’t be the recent recipient of a doctoral degree from Hamline University.

“For me, if someone would tell me I’m not supposed to fit a certain mold, I’m going to automatically do the opposite,” said Hodges, a night watch commander with the Sheriff’s Office. “I preach that. And if you preach that you have to live that." Read more at the Star Tribune.

Minnesota Private College Week and Summer Info Sessions
Alumni, bring the prospective college student in your life to Hamline during Minnesota Private College Week, June 22–26. Minnesota Private College Week is a great time to explore Hamline and see what it has to offer. Explore classrooms, check out residence halls, and get a taste of the environment at Hamline. Attend a sample class to get a feel for learning at Hamline. You can also get the inside scoop from current students and learn more about what makes the Hamline experience unique.

Alumni Spotlight

Beth Holger-Ambrose ’98 MNM ’04
Beth Holger-Ambrose graduated from Hamline University in 1998 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and anthropology. She received a master of nonprofit management degree in 2004. Holger-Ambrose began her social justice work through MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group), volunteering at Simpson Shelter and internships through Native American Repatriation at the Science Museum and for Paul Wellstone (both through Hamline). 

Upon graduation, she worked as a street outreach worker and case manager for runaway, homeless and sexually exploited youth for Avenues and The Bridge in Minneapolis. Then she went to work for the state of Minnesota as their Homeless Youth Services Coordinator which oversaw policy and legislation, program development, administration of funding and coordination of services for homeless youth as well as the Safe Harbor-No Wrong Door Response. She is currently the Executive Director of a nonprofit called The Link which provides services and housing for homeless youth and young families, juvenile justice programs and shelter, housing and services for sexually exploited youth. 

Holger-Ambrose is a Bush Leadership Fellow and a former recipient of the Virginia McKnight-Binger Award in Human Services. She has also published research in the Journals of Adolescent Medicine (2011) and Child Sexual Abuse (2013). Holger-Ambrose lives in south Minneapolis with her wife and one-year old son. She also still enjoys running, as she did in her college days for Hamline’s cross country and track teams under Shawn Johnson Hipp. Read more.
Shanelle Evens <br>Montana ’06
Shanelle Evens Montana graduated from Hamline University in 2006 with a double major in environmental studies and legal studies. She describes her “day job” as “a project developer for EDF Renewable Energy. I focus on developing utility scale wind and solar projects, as well as driving Minnesota renewable energy policy.” Shanelle, along with her husband, Chris Montana JD ’13, is co-owner of Du Nord Craft Spirits. At Du Nord, Shanelle manages marketing, regulatory requirements, and public relations. “My husband and I also have an 18-month-old who is the center of our world. As you can imagine, we are often running on fumes, but we wouldn't change it for anything!” Read more.
Jennifer Pennington <br>MPA ’15

Jennifer Pennington has come a long way from her first job picking strawberries on her family's fruit and vegetable farm. This spring, she will receive her master of public administration from Hamline University. Jennifer has spent 18 years working with nonprofits and served on a number of nonprofit boards. She is launching the first arts organization to become a public benefit corporation, Can Can Wonderland whose social purpose is to be an economic engine for the arts. She lives in Saint Paul with her husband and their two daughters. Read more.

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