Welcome to the

Twin Cities
Alumni Network

We are an association of member alumni clubs that facilitate inter-club events, networking, and, through our member clubs, participate in social, cultural, business, educational and community service activities.

TCAN Alumni Organizations

UPCOMING EVENTS

Filter

Filter Events

Narrow down your search by selecting the categories and dates that meet your criteria.

TCANSTANFORD

October 2018

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

November 2018

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

December 2018

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

January 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

February 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

March 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

April 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

May 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

June 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

July 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

August 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

September 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

October 2019

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
0 EVENTS MEET YOUR CRITERIA
Apply Clear
October 24, 2018

The Future of Cities and the Power of Design Thinking

U of M Professor Tom Fisher and Catherine Malmberg will lead a timely conversation about density, sustainability, economic development and...

The Future of Cities and the Power of Design Thinking

October 24, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dorsey & Whitney, 50 South 6th St, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402
$20

U of M Professor Tom Fisher and Catherine Malmberg will lead a timely conversation about density, sustainability, economic development and more. Signup deadline Sunday, October 21.

Envisioning what we need, when it doesn’t yet exist: this is what design does. If what we need now is a better world with functioning schools, working infrastructure, and thriving cities, why not design one?

The “invisible” systems we depend on for our daily lives (in education, politics, economics, and public health) are designed every bit as much as the products we buy and the environments we inhabit—and they are just as susceptible to creative reimagining.

Many municipalities including Minneapolis and St. Paul are actively immersed in the Comprehensive Planning process for 2040. Whether you are deeply engaged in urban planning or simply curious as to what all the fuss is about, this conversation will touch on issues that impact all of us.

Thomas Fisher is the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design and Director of the Minnesota Design Center (MDC) at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota looks at systems ranging from transportation, infrastructure, and open space to the delivery of services, experiences, and information—all of which constitute urban design in the 21st century. He is a graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history, and was previously the Editorial Director of Progressive Architecture magazine. He has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. His newest book, Designing our Way to a Better World (Minnesota) came out in Spring 2016, and he is currently working on a book on “On-Demand Cities.”

Catherine Malmberg is a Research Fellow at the Minnesota Design Center and Founder of Malmberg Projects. She is a class of 2000 graduate of Harvard College, with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Princeton.

Approximate schedule:
6:00 - 6:40: Appetizers and refreshments
6:40 - 7:40: Program
7:40 - 8:00: Informal networking

Open to all TCAN clubs

November 01, 2018

Alumni Happy Hour

Join us for an informal networking event at Kieran's Irish Pub downtown. Munch on appetizers and enjoy happy hour drink specials while meeting...

Alumni Happy Hour

November 01, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 North 6th St, Minneapolis, MN
$12

Join us for an informal networking event at Kieran's Irish Pub downtown. Munch on appetizers and enjoy happy hour drink specials while meeting new people at our large gathering (capped at 100 people and expected to sell out--so reserve your ticket now). Kieran's Titanic Lounge is a beautiful space with our own private full bar, servers, hors d'oeuvres spreads, and two big screen TVs. $12 per person covers appetizers and there will be a cash bar.

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Booth and Columbia Business School Clubs. (Note: no events are scheduled at Target Center that night, so garage parking is expected to be readily available nearby.)

Open to all TCAN clubs

November 01, 2018

A Conversation with Steve Mandel on Education Inequity

Please join Teach For America Twin Cities, Dartmouth Club of the Midwest, and Harvard Club of Minnesota for a conversation with Teach For...

A Conversation with Steve Mandel on Education Inequity

November 01, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dorsey & Whitney, 50 South Sixth St, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55102
Free

Please join Teach For America Twin Cities, Dartmouth Club of the Midwest, and Harvard Club of Minnesota for a conversation with Teach For America national board chair and Lone Pine Capital founder Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
For the past 27 years, Teach For America (TFA) has been recruiting talented leaders who teach for at least two years and become lifelong advocates for children. TFA has brought over 55,000 leaders into the field of education, impacting more than 10 million students nationwide.

Join us for light refreshments, networking and a conversation with Steve on educational equity and the business case for investing and engaging in K-12 education. Steve will share why he became involved with Teach For America, his perspective on leadership as an important lever for change, and why he continues to believe in TFA’s approach to advancing education excellence. TFA-Twin Cities executive director Mikisha Nation, also a Dartmouth grad (’00), will share her team’s strategies to ensure more students have a rigorous and equitable education, in a state that has a large achievement gap between white students and students of color.

Schedule

6:00 pm: Refreshments and conversation
6:30 pm: Program begins
7:20 pm: Networking and conversation
8:00 pm: Event concludes

Steve Mandel is the founder of Lone Pine Capital, a global long/short and long-only equity money manager which he started in 1997. Prior to founding Lone Pine, Mr. Mandel was managing director and consumer analyst at Tiger Management Corporation (1990-1997), mass-market retailing analyst at Goldman Sachs (1984-1990) and consultant at Mars and Company (1982-1984).

Mr. Mandel graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, a trustee of Teach For America, Board Chair of Dartmouth College and is a former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy.

Mr. Mandel and his wife Sue live in Greenwich, Connecticut and have three children.

Mikisha Nation shares lived experience with many of the students she serves and is deeply committed to ending educational inequity. Arriving in the U.S. from Jamaica at age 6, she was raised in an inner-city community in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She credits the support of her family, a few great teachers, and enrichment programs like Horizons and Upward Bound to helping her succeed. Mikisha went on to earn her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth (’00), and a graduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Global Public Health (’02).

Mikisha brings 17 years of experience in corporate, government, and nonprofit leadership to her role. She has also been executive director of Breakthrough Twin Cities, and spent four years as a senior business partner at Target.

Mikisha and her husband Desmond (Dartmouth ’01) live in Minneapolis with their three sons, ages 2, 4, and 6.

Open to all TCAN clubs

Our Mission

Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) is a collaborative network of bona fide local alumni organizations affiliated with select small and midsize colleges and universities located outside the Midwest. Its mission is to facilitate social interaction and professional networking among members through the coordination, communication and sponsorship of special events.

How to Join

Like Our Facebook Page

Visit the TCAN Facebook Page and connect with fellow alumni today.

Sign Up Now

Join Our LinkedIn Group

Sign up for the TCAN LinkedIn Group and join the conversation today.

Sign Up Now

Become a TCAN Member

Interested alumni organizations must meet each of the requirements listed below to qualify for membership in TCAN. All new applications are reviewed by the TCAN membership board. To learn more about our association or to request affiliation, please contact us.

New to the area? We invite interested alumni to contact their local affiliated clubs for membership and to receive upcoming TCAN event notifications. You're also invited to join our TCAN LinkedIn Group.

01/04

Nationally Ranked

We believe that the overall ranking number is a sufficient surrogate for a measure of quality. Therefore the college or university must have been nationally ranked as a top‐50 college or university, according to U.S. News and World Report, within each of the last three years.

02/04

Located Outside of Minnesota

TCAN was founded as a support group for university alumni organizations from colleges located primarily outside the Midwest. A geographical eligibility criterion ensures that alumni groups with a significant membership base will not dominate TCAN events.

03/04

Undergrad Population of Less than 10,000

We believe that the size of a college's undergraduate program offers a surrogate measure of not only the quality of the school, but also the type of cultural experience that embodies a program of liberal arts education and instills a love of learning.

04/04

Alumni Org. must be a Bona Fide Club

We feel it is important that all member clubs are sanctioned, well‐established, and able to contribute to the Network upon admission. Therefore all organizations seeking membership must typically have at least 10 members and 2 years of operating history.

Photo Gallery

We encourage our TCAN club leaders to send us photos of their individual TCAN-sponsored events. Please email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll do our best to post them within 48 hours. Thanks!

Contact Us

We welcome all ideas for events or initiatives and appreciate any and all help! Please contact us at info@twincitiesalumninetwork.org. We'll try to answer your message within 24 hours.

TCAN would like to thank MVP for its design and ongoing maintenance of our website.

VISIT MVP MARKETING + DESIGN