Minnesota State University-Mankato
The Minnesota State University, Mankato is a public comprehensive university located in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of 53,000 located 75 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul
The school was founded in 1868 with an enrollment of only 27 students. It was the first public college in the United States to be headed by a woman, suffragette Julia Sears, in 1872.
Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to the state, the region and the global community.
Susan Adams Loyd ï¿½ Former Clear Channel Executive and general manager of WCCO-TV in Minneapolis Adrienne Armstrong ï¿½ Record producer, clothing designer, and wife of Billie Joe Armstrong of the band Green Day David Backes ï¿½ NHL forward, St. Louis Blues, Team USA (Vancouver 2010) Adrian Battles ï¿½ NFL guard, Green Bay Packers Cordell Bell (San Diego Chargers, NFL) Lou Bellamy ï¿½ Founder of the Penumbra theater in St. Paul Ryan Carter ï¿½ NHL forward, New Jersey Devils, 2006ï¿½07 NHL Stanley Cup Champion (Anaheim Ducks) Jim Dilling ï¿½ High jumper, 2007 USA Outdoor Champion Jay L. Fennel ï¿½ President, Clinton Community College, New York Donald D. Gerdts ï¿½ Co-founder, KOCE-TV Lt. Gen. Dennis Hejlik (USMC) ï¿½ Commanding general of Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, and Marine Forces Command Jennifer Hudspeth ï¿½ Miss Minnesota 2007 Tim Jackman ï¿½ NHL forward, Calgary Flames David M. Jennings ï¿½ Former Speaker of the House, Minnesota House of Representatives Jon Kalinski ï¿½ NHL forward, Philadelphia Flyers Ted G. Kamatchus ï¿½ Sheriff of Marshall County, Iowa & President of the National Sheriffs' Association (2006ï¿½07) Allan Lenzmeier ï¿½ President and chief operating officer of Best Buy Michael Martin ï¿½ Chancellor, Louisiana State University Dennis Miller ï¿½ Former President and CEO, Midwest Wireless Gary Mielke - MLB relief pitcher Texas Rangers Tywan Mitchell ï¿½ Former NFL wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals Frank Mok - Famous Chinese talk show host Brad Nessler ï¿½ Sports commentator, ESPN/ESPN on ABC Melissa Peterman ï¿½ Actress, Reba (TV series) Gary J. Schmidt - Assemblyman, Wisconsin State Assembly Grant Stevenson ï¿½ NHL forward, Augsburger Panther of the DEL Steve Strachan - Former Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Former Sheriff of King County, Washington Glen Taylor ï¿½ Founder, Taylor Corporation and Owner, Minnesota Timberwolves Arthur S. Thomas ï¿½ Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Air Force Steven Wagner ï¿½ NHL defenseman, Adler Mannheim Andy Welti ï¿½ Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives Cedric Yarbrough ï¿½ Actor, Reno 911! Irfan Bangash - Pakistani Politician Stephanie Schriock ï¿½ President, Emily's List, Former Campaign Manager for Senator Al Franken (D-MN)[
Mid-size city / 300 acres (120 ha)