Alpha Homecoming Annual Meeting+
Special Social Events

September 29 – October 1, 2023
UMD / Duluth

An Alpha Homecoming Weekend

  • Important Alpha business and social events for members and significant others¬†to renew¬†ties to UMD and Alpha

  • Meet our new members and celebrate old and new traditions

  • Duluth fall colors

Please Join Us For These Important Events

  • Alpha Annual Meeting
    • Alpha Scholarship – final results of “Funding the Future” scholarship fundraising
    • Representatives from the University to discuss our continued relationship to the campus¬†
    • Introduction of this year’s actives and pledges
    • The chance to get back to campus
    • UMD Homecoming Football¬†and the opportunity to meet the active chapter and their pledges¬†in the same weekend
  • Homecoming Events
    • The chance to get back to campus
    • UMD Homecoming Football with tailgating
    • The opportunity to meet the active chapter and their pledges
  • Formal Dinner and Era get togethers
  • Renew the bonds of brotherhood


Friday September 29

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception –¬†Location TBD
  • Social Dinners with other members

Saturday September 30

  • Annual meeting at Labovitz School of Business Rm 125 – 9:30-11:00 AM
    • Alumni Assn and Active Chapter Updates
    • Scholarship Update
    • 65th Reunion planning
  • Tailgating 11 – Noon
  • Homecoming Football Game¬†at Griggs Field¬† 12:00-2:30 PM
  • China Wall?
    • Weather dependent
  • Cocktails/Dinner – Blackwoods Grill¬† 6 PM

Sunday October 1

  • Farewell Brunch¬†(TBD)

We look forward to seeing everyone in Duluth this fall!



Ben Churchill singing ‚ÄúGod Bless America‚ÄĚ at Twins Game

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Contact photo



Michael Dean Memorial Service

On Saturday April 22 there was a fitting tribute to our brother Mike Dean that was well attended by Alphas and others.  For those of you who were unable to attend, here is a link to a live stream video of the service that was made by the fine people at Lakeview Covenant Church:

Video of Mike Dean’s Memorial Service




Alpha Alumni Scholarship Awards Banquet 

Our annual Scholarship Banquet was held on Saturday night April 22 at the Fitger’s Boat Club with 50 people attending.¬† On behalf of the Alumni Scholarship Selection Committee, Chad Roberts and Jeff Gaylord presented Alpha scholarships totaling $12,000 to four members of the Active Chapter:

Marcus Young
John L. Banks Scholarship

Alex Nesenson
John L. Banks Scholarship

Alex Pederson
Daryl B. Knodt Scholarship

Jacob Schwaab
Warren F. Orrick Scholarship

Here is a video slideshow of the presentation of scholarships:

Scholarship Banquet Presentation Video





Blazer Coating Ceremony

Three new members — Dylan Elliot, Alex Nesenson and Thomas Erickson — were presented with Alpha blazers supplied by John Erickson in a ceremony conducted by alumni president Jeff Gaylord.¬† The ceremony at Clyde Iron Works was attended by both alumni and active brothers.¬†¬†

The ceremony can be viewed in a video slideshow:

New Actives Coating Ceremony


Of course this was in conjunction with food and beverages with a group of Alumni and spouses arriving in Duluth.




Active Chapter Status – Spring 2023

Active Chapter Roster – spring 2023:



















New Officers for Fall 2023:

President – Thomas Erickson
Vice President – Marcus Young
Secretary – Alex Peterson
Treasurer – Jacob Schwaab
Pledgemaster – Dylan Elliot
Social Chair – Corey Reilly
Academic Chair – Alex Nesenson


We have been busy with many socials and mixers with all sororities. We threw our first party of the semester last weekend which was a success. We are planning 3 service events for March and into April to include the Walkathon with a fellow sorority. We were able to secure an additional $300 from UMD SOG funding and have raised over $60 through our cookie fundraiser for Lifehouse Duluth, which provides comprehensive supportive services to meet the needs of our youth and young families ages 14 to 24 who are unstably housed and/or navigating various challenges in life. We are planning to do more cookie fundraising in March and April.

We have been sober cabbing nearly every weekend bringing in about $100 on average per night and we have secured a banquet location at Heartwood Resort for the weekend of April 7-9th for 35 people. We have handed out sweetheart bids to 3 sororities, with 2 more following after break. Lastly, our social media is thriving with Corey posting about members and our activities.




Alpha Annual Meeting
Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Special Events

October 28-30, 2022
UMD / Duluth

The Alpha Nu Omega Annual Meeting Weekend in Duluth (October 28-30) has concluded with great success.  Starting Friday night October 28 with a meet and greet at the Sheraton Duluth Hotel and a UMD-Cornell hockey game, a full day of events on Saturday (Well attended annual meeting with Hall of Fame induction, football game, cocktails and dinner at the Kitchi Gammi Club), and a farewell breakfast on Sunday. We appreciate all those who attended the festivities.

Here is a short video slideshow of the weekend events:

Alpha Annual Meeting Weekend Slideshow

Special thanks for the weekend events go to president Jeff Gaylord for securing hotel accommodations, purchasing HOF award plaques and conducting our meeting and the Hall of Fame presentation,¬†the Alumni Board (Jeff Gaylord – president, Jason Golde – treasurer, Jim Klang – Secretary, Jim Main, Gary Gilchrist, Les Nelson, Laird Goodman, Scott Schnuckle, John Erickson and Isaac Winter) for input and support and Huck Andresen for arranging cocktails and dinner at the Kitchi Gammi Club.¬† Thanks also goes to the Scholarship Fundraising Committee (Jim Klang, John Erickson, Scott Schnuckle, Jason Golde) who worked very hard all year¬†to further the “Funding the Future” plan and secure¬†contributions.¬† We also need to thank Rob Hofmann from UMD’s Development Office who unveiled an update to the Order of the Blue & White Forever plaque and¬†made a short presentation¬†on processes to support our Scholarship Fund initiative.¬† And, finally, thanks to the lovely significant others who joined us for the various social events.

It was a pleasure to meet the current actives and their new pledges who provided assistance in several areas and participated in our events.¬†This is a dynamic organization with quality members who will continue to add to Alpha’s legacy.

And a¬†special thanks goes to John Erickson who has continued to conduct¬†a “Bring Back Blue Blazers” program in which he has personally purchased Alpha blazers for the Actives, HOF members and the Alumni of the “Order of the Blue &¬†White Forever” who have donated $5000 or more to the Alpha Alumni Scholarship Fund.

The following is a recap of the our Annual Meeting with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Hall of Fame Induction

John Erickson and Jim Klang

Active Chapter Status Report (President Marcus Young)
  • The active chapter has 12 members plus 6 pledges (2nd most on campus)
  • Good financial shape
  • They doing a variety of social activities and service projects
    • Have a “house” where several members stay
    • Participate in sober cab
    • Sponsor a ball to raise charity money
  • The Greek Life organization is in transition with new leadership

Alumni Status Report (President Jeff Gaylord)
  • Trying to do¬†events every 3-4 months
    • Spring scholarship banquet
    • Hockey games
    • Summer cabin (Jason Golde)
    • Golf
    • Fall meeting/Hall of Fame with Kitchi Gammi

A new Board of Directors was voted in for 3 year terms by a white ballot focusing on new younger members


  • President ‚Äď Jeff Gaylord
  • Secretary ‚Äď Jim Klang
  • Treasurer ‚Äď Jason Golde
  • Scott Schnuckle
  • Isaac Winter
  • Ben Staub
  • Jordan Herzog


  • John Erickson
  • Gary Gilchrist
  • Les Nelson
  • Dick Schwab
  • Augusto Kono

Treasurer’s Report (Jason Golde)

Jason giving Rob Hofmann of the UMD Development Office
$5000 for the Alpha Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Report (Scott Schnuckle)
  • The Alumni Association has awarded $10,000 in scholarships this year to three members
  • The fund under the University of Minnesota Foundation has lost some ground because of the market decrease¬†but still has nearly $200,000 with our last donation

Rob Hoffman unveiling updated Order of the Blue & White Forever plaque
featuring those donating $5000 or more to the Alpha Alumni Scholarship
on display in the Kirby Student Center