Williston State alumni week activities

The Williston State College Foundation will celebrate its second annual alumni week beginning next week, according to a press release.

A banquet will be held Monday, Sept. 16 in the Donn Skadeland Auditorium. There will be an evening social at 5:30 p.m., followed by an awards dinner at 6 p.m. Honorees will receive a plaque. Outstanding alumni to be honored include Ray Anderson, Toni Bell, Bev Conway, Jim Duffey, Claire Folvag, Pat Hatlestad, Georgina Linghor, Terry Oxendahl, Medrein Sandvold, and Nancy Wisness. Outstanding former faculty and staff to be honored include: Coke Aafedt, Joan Amsden, Darlain Atol, Jerald Basol, Fay Halvorson, Carol Jodock, Phil Rabon, Joyce Smith, George Solberg, Lyle Sorum, Garvin Stevens, Linda Tharp, and Arlene Tvedt.

The event is open to the public, but people are asked to RSVP by Thursday to Hunter Berg, alumni association director.

A free-will donation barbecue will be held in the Williston State Front Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of alumni week activities.

On Wednesday, September 18, a free-will donation BBQ will be held in the WSC Front Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hamburgers, chips, cookies, and drinks will be served. Meals can be enjoyed on the front lawn or if time is short, taken to go via the drive thru.

In the event of poor weather, this event will move into the Well.

To round out Alumni Week, Thursday, Sept. 19 is Williston State College’s dedicated Giving Day.

All donations on Giving Day will be matched twice-over by the Williston State College Foundation and the goal is to reach 1,000 donors.

Last year, more than $26,000 dollars was donated which when matched by the WSC Foundation, equaled $75,000 dollars raised.

Donors can choose their preferred area of support and can include scholarship endowments, athletics, academic programs, etc.

Individuals can give directly by visiting wscfoundation.com and clicking “Give Today;” calling 572-9275 to make a pledge; texting a pledge to 220-8445; dropping off a check at the Williston State College Foundation Office (next to the Williston DMV); or mailing a check, payable to the Williston State College Foundation, to PO Box 1286 Williston, ND 58802-1286.