Among the plans for Mayville State University’s annual Alumni Day festivities on Friday, June 24 is a reunion for the members of the class of 1976 and their friends. Anyone who attended or graduated from Mayville State University in 1976, along with their friends, is invited to join in all of the Alumni Day events! Alumni Day is being held in conjunction with the Mayville Portland Community Club Summerfest celebration, June 23-25. All events are open to the public.

There will be an opportunity to check out the completed Military Honor Garden while enjoying ice cream, courtesy of the Alumni Association and Cleone and Richard Whelan, from 2 to 3 p.m. on the grounds at the Larson Center. Guided campus tours, which will begin at 2 and 3 p.m. from the front of Old Main, will end at the Larson Center.

The Larson Center will be the site for a reception to honor the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients. This will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by and visit with this year’s honorees. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be Nannette Bagstad (’68), Randy Eken (’78), Al Larson (’86), and Dale Norton (’81). Jerold Bietz (’63) will be honored posthumously with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Doug Petersen (’93) will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

These honorees will receive their awards at the annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner, which will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at or by calling the MSU Foundation, 701-788-4864. RSVP deadline is Monday, June 8.

A musical variety show will follow in the Classroom Building Auditorium. While the program is still being organized, plans are to feature the musical talents of a variety of Mayville State alumni and friends.

An all-alumni and friends social at the Mayville Golf Club will round out the day’s activities, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The members of the class of 1976 and their friends are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast at the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center on Saturday morning, June 25, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast is being provided courtesy of the Mayville State Alumni of Pembina County/Hoople.

Further information regarding Mayville State Alumni Day on June 24 is available at 701-788-4750 or To purchase tickets for the Alumni Association Awards Dinner, call 701-788-4864 or go to To RSVP for the Class of 1976 and Friends Reunion, go to