Alumni News

One is a 24-hour-a-day diner that hasn’t shut its doors for 71 years. The other has been considered among the city’s finest steakhouses for 64 years. Mickey’s Dining Car in downtown St. Paul and Murray’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis are two of the best-known places to eat in the Twin Cities. The futures of the third-generation family eateries are in the hands of UW-Stout graduates.

Brian Morgan ’07 has followed in his father’s footsteps. Morgan, a 1st Lt. with the Minnesota National Guard, served in Basra, Iraq, as a special projects officer for the security section of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.

When four UW-Stout alumni recently toasted their college days, they did so with a “vintage” bottle of wine. The wine was 44 years old, dating to their freshman year on campus.

Micah Maraia, ‘03, might agree with Thomas Edison who said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

Eight years after graduating, Cori Kuechenmeister ’02 is doing exactly what she hoped when she decided to attend UW-Stout.

The 2009 Business of the Year award from the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce went to Northtown Ford Mercury, which is owned by Greg Mickelson ’68.

Cindy Pawlcyn ’77 grew up in the Twin Cities area but has made a name for herself in California wine-country restaurants by using produce grown in her gardens.

Graduates, from classes of 1936-1955, gathered for their first reunion of The Stout Institute in September 2009.

Summer Outlook 2012