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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.

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May 30, 2018

Public Education: An Economic or Moral Imperative?

Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed (Yale '94), Superintendent of Schools for the Hopkins district, will present "Public Education: An Economic or Moral...

Public Education: An Economic or Moral Imperative?

May 30, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Minneapolis Club
$25

Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed (Yale '94), Superintendent of Schools for the Hopkins district, will present "Public Education: An Economic or Moral Imperative?" Includes soup and sandwich lunch. Pay at the door, but please RSVP to Ken Freed at kenfreed007@gmail.com.

Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed has served in public education for over 15 years. Improving the lives of others has been a driving force throughout her life. During her time as a student at Bloomington Kennedy High School, she became intrigued with community service while in the role of a candy striper for the Minnesota Masonic Home for the elderly. While attending Yale University, she became even more involved in the community through tutoring adolescents, volunteering weekly at the local Head Start, and serving meals at the homeless shelter. These experiences helped her realize the impact that quality education can have in young people's lives, and she decided to make education her lifelong ambition.

After graduating from Yale with her teaching license, she returned to Minnesota to begin her career as an educator. She taught social studies at Highland Park Junior High in Saint Paul, and later served as an assistant principal at her alma mater Bloomington Kennedy, and then as a high school principal for five years at Champlin Park in the Anoka-Hennepin District. She was soon after admitted into Harvard University's new doctoral program in Education Leadership, which resulted in a doctoral residency with District of Columbia Public Schools, building a principal training program. Finally, right before moving back to her home state, Mhiripiri-Reed served as Associate Superintendent in the Monterey Peninsula Unified District for three years.

Mhiripiri-Reed is thrilled to lead Hopkins Public Schools. Her goals include continuing and strengthening the District-wide E-12 program excellence, emboldening an already-strong Hopkins identity, and positioning Hopkins to be the obvious district of choice for Hopkins residents and beyond.

Mhiripiri-Reed lives with her husband Frank and their two young children Sterling (8) and Sawyer (5). She is a self-described workaholic, but in her downtime you may find her running on one of the metro trails, connecting with friends or maybe watching some reality TV.

May 30, 2018

CEO Series: UnitedHealthcare's Steve Nelson

The CEO Series offers a platform for CEOs from high-profile companies to share their visions and thoughts on current and future issues facing...

CEO Series: UnitedHealthcare's Steve Nelson

May 30, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dorsey & Whitney, 50 South 6th St, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402
$20

The CEO Series offers a platform for CEOs from high-profile companies to share their visions and thoughts on current and future issues facing their industries, as well as to provide a forum to share personal insights about a wide range of regulatory, technological and socio-economic trends that impact their businesses.

Steve Nelson is chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare, a $160 billion division of UnitedHealth Group – No. 6 on the Fortune 500 list. UnitedHealthcare serves one in eight Americans, making it the single largest business dedicated to health and well-being in the United States. In September 2017, he was named to the Office of the Chief Executive for UnitedHealth Group.

Previously Steve served as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement business, a $65 billion division of UnitedHealthcare and the nation’s largest organization dedicated to seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. Other past roles included leading UnitedHealthcare’s Community & State business, an organization that delivers Medicaid solutions to 25 state governments and more than 5 million individuals, and leadership of the West Region of UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual business. Before coming to UnitedHealthcare, Steve was president of the Eastern Region and Senior Products Division at HealthNet and served for 10 years in executive roles at the Henry Ford Health System.

Approximate schedule:

6:00 - 6:40: Appetizers and refreshments

6:40 - 7:40: Program

7:40 - 8:00: Informal networking

Signup deadline May 25.

Open to all TCAN club members

June 04, 2018

ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR

Join us for drinks and apps in Kieran's Irish Pub's beautiful Titanic Lounge. We expect 60-80 alumni from TCAN schools. The $12 fee covers...

ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR

June 04, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 N. 6th St., Minneapolis
$12

Join us for drinks and apps in Kieran's Irish Pub's beautiful Titanic Lounge. We expect 60-80 alumni from TCAN schools. The $12 fee covers delicious appetizers (these were a hit at our last happy hour here....4 star rating on Yelp); there'll be a cash bar. With no Twins, Lynx, or Target Center events that day, we expect easy ramp parking nearby. Catch up with old friends and make new ones before summer gets underway and people leave town for vacation.

RSVP deadline: May 30.  Questions?  Contact Tom Brinkmann, Chicago Booth alumni club president, at tbrinkm1@chicagobooth.edu

All TCAN clubs

June 15, 2018

How the Mountains Humble Us

Join us for drinks from 4:30-6pm on Friday, June 15th as Andrew Towne (Yale ‘05, Penn ‘15) talks about “How the Mountains...

How the Mountains Humble Us

June 15, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower level conference room B, RBC Plaza Building (60 South 6th Street, Minneapolis)
Free

Join us for drinks from 4:30-6pm on Friday, June 15th as Andrew Towne (Yale ‘05, Penn ‘15) talks about “How the Mountains Humble Us.” Andrew will share lessons he learned climbing the tallest mountain on every continent and surviving the 2015 earthquake and avalanche that killed more than 20 people around him on Mt Everest. Come for a beer at 4:30pm, and the 30-minute presentation will begin at 5:15pm. A small group of attendees are also planning to get dinner afterwards next door at HopCat (435 Nicollet Mall).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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