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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.
DRI Summer CLEs
Law alumni: see Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute extensive summer course offerings to satisfy your continuing legal education credits​ and MN Rule 114 continuing education or certification requirements.
Alumni Services
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

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.

Jeff Freeland Nelson ’94
Jeff Freeland Nelson is founder and CEO of YOXO, a sustainable toy company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Jeff has twenty years of leadership experience in creative and executive roles across the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors, including the Minnesota Children’s Museum and American Public Media. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits recently recognized Jeff as a "Catalytic Leader of the Year." The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal also named him as one of the Twin Cities’ most successful professionals under age 40. Jeff holds a BA in theatre arts from Hamline University and an MPA from Harvard University. He is also a part-time carpenter, designer, electrician, musician, sculptor, painter and restorer of old barns, and full-time husband and father of two amazing kids. See who motivated Jeff most while a Hamline student.

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