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Pictured from left to right are Lowell Nelson, Nick Storhaug, LaVonne Storhaug, and MSU Foundation Executive Director Dr. Lon Jorgensen. Room 208 in Mayville State’s Old Main has been named the Storhaug/Nelson Classroom. This is a classroom where Nick Storhaug and Lowell Nelson studied as Mayville State students. Nelson also taught accounting classes in the room as a member of the Mayville State Business Division faculty in the early 1980s.

July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022 marked a historic milestone at Mayville State University with the naming of Old Main Room 208 to “The Storhaug/Nelson Classroom.” A short program that included remarks by MSU Foundation Executive Director Dr. Lon Jorgensen, MSU President Dr. Brian Van Horn, and Mayville State graduate and benefactor Nick Storhaug was followed by a time of socializing and refreshments for those in attendance.

The room was officially named in grateful recognition of LaVonne and Nick Storhaug, Lisbon, N.D., and Cynthia and Lowell Nelson, Grand Forks, N.D., for their loyal commitment and generous support for Mayville State University.

LaVonne (Sevigny) Storhaug attended Mayville State in the 1970s, and her husband, Nick, earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with majors in Business Education and Physical Education in 1973. Lowell Nelson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1978 and taught accounting at Mayville State from 1980 to 1984.

“We appreciate the Storhaugs and Nelsons and thank them for their willingness to step up and become the first to support our recently announced naming rights campaign,” said Lon Jorgensen. “Their ongoing support for Mayville State is very much appreciated.”

“As has been the case since 1889, Mayville State is centered on people. It is our honor to thank and recognize LaVonne and Nick Storhaug and Cynthia and Lowell Nelson, special people and treasured members of the Mayville State family,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “Through their generosity, they are paying forward the gifts they have received because of their association with Mayville State. We are truly grateful to them for representing Mayville State so very well as alumni and friends and for sharing their resources so that others may also benefit from the opportunities that Mayville State offers. Their kindness is helping to assure that the Mayville State legacy will continue to thrive.”